Issue: 8August 2016
Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
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Our wish for you: May your work life and vacation coverage schedule return to normal soon!  Enjoy the last month of Summer as you make your way to the State Fair and prepare for the upcoming school year. 
The MASWA Board
MeetingMembership Meeting
January 2016
Minneapolis Area Senior Worker's Association Membership Meeting

Thursday, August 25, 2016
2:20 pm - Sign In/Networking
2:40 pm - Introduction/Announcements
3:00 pm - Program
4:00 pm - Adjourn

TOPIC:  Hospice vs. Palliative Care

SPEAKER: Angie Oujiri, MAN, RN Clinical Mgr.
     Fairview Home Care & Hospice
  • Define Hospice, Palliative Care
  • Determine Importance to Healthcare
  • Differences & Similarities
  • Payment Structure
  • How Patients May be Supported by Each Type of Care


Deb Nelson
Calvary Lutheran Church
7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427

directions and parking info: 
Call either Vicky Willcox, 952-697-0607 or Karen Mandile, 952-345-4405
MASWA Program Chairs with questions related to this program.
Certificates of Attendance (CEU) will be available. Annual Membership fee $30.00 Guest fee $5.00
PresidentPresident's Note
Linda Debner
Happy August everyone!
The MASWA Board of Directors met for their annual retreat on July 21, 2016 at Lake Minnetonka. It was a hot and humid day with the temperature index reaching 106 degrees. Several members opted to go on a cruise on the well known Lady of the Lakes. They had a great time, but all were roasting hot when they got off of the boat. They joined the rest of us across the street from the lake in a wonderful air-conditioned retreat house. This retreat's main goal was to allow the new board members to get to know the returning board members and also to become acquainted with the bylaws and job descriptions. It was a very successful retreat on all counts, and we can now move forward with planning for events, education, and charitable donations.
A huge part of the success of the board will depend on all of you. We look forward to your recommendations and suggestions for programming and donations. I'll thank you all in advance for your participation in this process.
The next big event on the horizon is the Fall Aging Conference on October 27, 2016. Registration will be online this year, making the process much easier for all of us. Be sure to set that date aside for a great day of speakers and lots of food. No one will leave hungry or uninformed!
If you are going to vend at the Fall Aging Conference, go to the website for the Fall Aging Conference. All vending opportunities can be accessed online this year, making this a smooth registration opportunity. I always look forward to visiting with the vendors and renewing friendships at this conference. It is a great day!
I will look forward to seeing all of you at the August membership meeting on August 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm at our usual meeting place, Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley.
Enjoy this last month of summer!

Linda Debner

MembershipRenewalPhotos Of MASWA Board Retreat




FallAgingConferenceFall Aging Conference
Minneapolis Area Seniors Workers Association
P.O. Box 26630
Minneapolis, MN 55426
42nd Annual
Fall Aging Conference
To:                       All Senior Industry Professionals
From:                   2016 Fall Aging Conference Exhibitor Committee
RE:                      Exhibitor Registration is Now Open!
Event Date:         Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Location:              Earle Brown Center Heritage Center
Dear Exhibitors,
Every year the Minneapolis and St. Paul Area Senior Worker Organizations look forward to this anticipated event to provide affordable continuing education programs on current topics of interest to professionals working in the field of aging.
Space is Limited so be sure to Register Early!!!
You'll see some different things this year:
  1. No more paper forms! Even if you are paying with check, to hold your spot to exhibit, you must fill out the electronic form. We've already sold a number of spots the first few days of registration, so we encourage you to register now!
  2. Price break for early ballroom registration! Get to registration now before these coveted spots are filled and before the price goes up at the end of July. 
Remember...this is a first come first serve event!
If you have questions please feel free to contact Lisa Dunn
Lisa Dunn RE/MAX Results Senior Services Group