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Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
February 2015
In This Issue
February Membership Meeting
President's Monthly Note
MASWA Contributions to the Community
Upcoming Annual Spring Luncheon
Membership Renewal for 2015
Quick Links
Issue: # 2
February 2015

We are half way through February and that means their is light at the end of the tunnel because spring is just around the corner! Please take a minute save the date on your calendar for the Annual Spring Luncheon. Also, we encourage you to go online and renew your membership for 2015. We have a lot more planned for this year and you won't want to miss it!



Minneapolis Area Senior Worker's Association
Thursday, February 26, 2015
2:30 pm Business Meeting & Group Introductions
2:45 pm Networking
3:00 pm Presentation/Questions
4:00 pm Adjourn

TOPIC:   "Trends in Healthcare & Nursing"

Speaker:     Denise Nelson, RN
                 VIP Expert Nurse Consulting LLC

Denise will be speaking on:
How changes in the healthcare system are impacting your clients, and 3 specific benefits seniors receive when they have a patient advocate as part of their care team.



Calvary Lutheran Church

7520 Golden Valley Road

Golden Valley, MN 55427

directions and parking info: 

Calvary Lutheran Church 


Questions? Contact the MASWA Program Chair: Vicky Willcox, Marketing Director of the Colony at Eden Prairie, 952-828-9500.


Certificates of Attendance (CEU) will be available.

Annual Membership fee $20.00 Guest fee $5.00   


I have to admit I have been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather that has been with us of late.  My kids have even come home from school a few times and said they didn't have to wear the snow pants out to recess.  That is exciting for them because it means half the time getting dressed and undressed which equates to more time to play! I hope all of you are enjoying the weather as well.

In January we had a very successful networking meeting.   Thank you to MESA for sponsoring and running their eight minute networking. The members had very positive feedback in regards to this event.  We are looking forward to our February meeting where Denise Nelson will be presenting Trends in Health Care.  I for one am excited to hear about new and innovative ways to work with seniors especially with the aging of the population.  The Colony of Eden Prairie will be sponsoring this meeting.  We are excited to see everyone there.


As a reminder we are in the renewal process for 2015.  If you haven't renewed yet you can easily renew online at or at the meeting in February. 



Jenelle Boeckermann

Whenever possible, the MASWA board - on behalf of our membership - continues to contribute to our senior community.  Because of our commitment to keeping our expenses low (free/low cost speakers at membership meetings, meeting sponsors, etc.) and being fiscally responsible with our revenue (membership dues and conference fees) we are able to donate to one or two organizations each year.  The board chooses and votes on organizations that we feel use the money to directly benefit seniors in the Minneapolis area.   This past December, we were able to contribute $1,500.00 to Senior Community Services and The Homeless Shelter in downtown Minneapolis at First Covenant Church.  Senior Community Services planned to use the money for their chore services program for seniors that helps them with shoveling, raking and mowing.  The homeless shelter was seeing an increase in the amount of seniors that they are serving and were going to be sure that they had the resources they need this winter (boots, hats, coats, mittens, etc.).  Checks were presented to Deb Taylor, Executive Director of Senior Community Services and Norm Blagman, Director at First Covenant Minneapolis.  On behalf of the MASWA board, we want to thank you for the opportunity to support these two programs this year. 


Beth Nemec

Past President 

Deb Taylor - Senior Community Services

Norm Blagnon - First Covenant Church and Beth Nemec

Please mark your calendars for the Annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday May 7th, 2015. This year's event will be held at the Plymouth Creek Center and we are looking forward to a great event!

Please watch for details regarding registration for exhibitor opportunities as we expect spots to go quickly.


We look forward to seeing everyone there!

REMINDER- all MASWA memberships are up for renewal as of January 1. If you haven't yet renewed, please download the application, fill it out and mail it in, or bring it to the February meeting.

Click on link below to download the renewal application:




Guests SAVE $5.00 - Bring a friend for FREE to the next MASWA meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley.   

Offer Expires: 2/26/2015