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Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
November 2014
In This Issue
November Membership Meeting
President's Monthly Note
Survey for 40th Fall Aging Conferance
Thank You!
Photos From 40th FAC
Meeting Sponsorshop Opportunities
Quick Links
Issue: # 11November 2014

November is the month to give thanks and we would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of the senior workers in our community. Thank you for being a MASWA member and for serving the seniors in our community with such amazing dedication, passion and energy.


Happy Thanksgiving!

The MASWA Board



November -

There will be no MASWA membership meeting in November due to the Thanksgiving holiday.



December -   Save the Date!

Joint Public Policy meeting with St. Paul Area Senior Workers Association on Tuesday, December 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm.The meeting will be at the State Capitol building. We will be sending an e-mail with the room number, a map and parking directions closer to the date. 

Professor Kim Dayton of Hamline Health Law Institute and renowned elder law attorney will speak on a variety of legislative issues affecting our members and the seniorsthey serve. 

Well I must admit I feel like we skipped right ov
er fall and landed in winter!!!  I hope everyone is staying warm and safe as the snow flies and the temperatures dip. 


Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I wanted to thank our membership for your continued support.  We have such an amazing community of professionals who place a high value on great education and networking.  MASWA allows us all to continue to grow and expand our knowledge of both current trends and the resources available allowing us to serve our seniors better.  For that I am truly grateful.  I would also like to thank the entire MASWA board.  Our board is made up of 100% volunteers who dedicate many hours of their personal time to make sure we continue to be a vibrant and growing organization.  I am humbled to work beside so many wonderful professionals who work so hard.  Thank you!


I would also like to take a moment to thank the Fall Aging Conference Steering Committee for putting on an amazing 40th Annual Fall Aging Conference.  The response from that day was overwhelmingly positive and it is so amazing to watch the conference get better and better with each passing year.  Like the MASWA board the Steering Committee is made up of entirely of volunteers who put in countless hours to pull off an event of this magnitude.  The Fall Aging Conference is the main income generator for both MASWA and SPASWA and it allows us to keep our membership rates low.  Thanks so much to each member of the committee for your hard work!

Jenelle Boeckermann


Thank you in advance for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to provide the Steering Committee with your feedback regarding the 40th Annual Fall Aging Conference.


Simply follow this link and the survey should take no more than 5 minutes!



2014 Fall Aging Conference

Planning Committee


Thank you to the listed individuals and companies for their commitment to the 2014 Fall Aging Conference. Without their hard work our conference would not be possible. We would also like to thank our sponsors, vendors, MASWA/SPSWA members and attendees for making this conference a huge success. We look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.


Co-Chairs:    Allison Bakke (MASWA)   Above & Beyond
                                                       Senior Services

                   Jeff Wigren (SPASWA)     Natalis Outcomes


Secretary:     Sue Wadsten                      Park Nicollet


Treasurer:      Paul Blom                           Right at Home




Bookfair:        Kathy Pansegrau*           DARTS


Brochure:       Linda Debner*                  Sholom Home Care
                                                       and Hospice


Exhibitors:      Jenelle Boeckermann*  alleviaCARE


Facilities:        Amy Earle*                       Hennepin County


Marketing:       Paul Blom*                       Right at Home


Program:         Carol Hauser*                  Right at Home

                     Kathy Hall                     Supported Journey
                                                        Care Mgmnt.

                     Sara Laube                    Living Life Home



                     Jenelle Boeckermann        alleviaCARE

                     Barb McFarlane               Retired

                     Christine Petterson          Home Care Solutions


Registration:    Deb Valley*                      Fairview Lifeline

                      Paula Dechmann              Golden Living
                                                          Center Wayzata

                      Barb McFarlane                Retired

                      Candace Gislason             Fairview Home Care

                      Barb Fadden                    Retired

                      Annette Pomerenke          Lyngblomsten Care

*Committee Chair


2015 Co-Chairs in Training:           

                             Deb Nygaard (SPASWA)  Arthur's
                                                            Residential Care

                             Linda Debner (MASWA)   Sholom Home Care
                                                            and Hospice





Membership Meeting sponsorship opportunities are available for 2015.  Sponsors can bring treats and have a chance to highlight their business.


Contact either Vicky Willcox, Marketing Director at the Colony Senior Living (952) 697-0607 or Diana Biebighauser, owner of Patient Matters 612-207-7207 for available dates.