Issue: 1 April 2017
Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
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We want to thank all of those that have registered for the MASWA Spring Luncheon, and a HUGE shout out to this year's sponsors.  Without you, we wouldn't be able to put together this wonderful conference.  Looking forward to seeing you all there!
MeetingMembership Meeting
January 2016
Minneapolis Area Senior Worker's Association  Membership Meeting

Thursday, April 27, 2017
2:20 pm - Sign In/Networking
2:40 pm - Introduction/Announcements
3:00 pm - Program
4:00 pm - Adjourn

TOPIC:  Understanding and Responding to Elder
             Abuse - Victims of Domestic Violence

SPEAKER:    Karla Skovholt
Sustainability Services Manager - Tubman

  • Understand the differences between Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse
  • Identify Signs of Elder Abuse
  • Learn who are Abusive Persons/Caregiver Risk Factors/Barriers to Reporting
  • Reporting abuse and neglect - Vulnerable Adult Common Entry Point in Minnesota 
TowerLight Inspired Senior Living  
Calvary Lutheran Church
7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427

directions and parking info: 
Call Karen Mandile, 952-345-4405
MASWA Program Chair 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 April Everyone!
Finally, spring has arrived, we've had a couple of spring showers, and best of all, pollen is present and making many of us miserable with our allergies.  For those of you with no allergies, count your blessings!
Our Members-at-Large are very busy putting the finishing touches on the Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting.  It sounds like it will be a memorable day with great food and a very interesting speaker.  Make a reservation early members so you can enjoy the day for $30.00 instead of $60.00, which it will go to after April 21st.  There will also be door prizes, which are always fun.
The Board of Directors has been researching your recommendations for our charity donations this year and have voted on our choice.  We are very excited about donating $3000 to "Little Brothers ~ Friends of the Elderly".  It is a great organization and they work with seniors in the community providing them with "friends" to break up the time they spend alone.  Isolation is one of the leading causes of depression and poor care in our elderly populations, and can lead to death.  Little Brothers works hard to provide companionship for these elderly people in Minneapolis.  I will be contacting James Falvey, Executive Director of Little Brothers ~ Friends of the Elderly and letting him know they are the recipients of this year's charity donation, and will invite him to the Spring Luncheon and annual meeting to receive the donation and tell us how they will use it.
Have a great April and don't forget it's tax day this month ~ not that any of us need to be reminded!

Linda Debner

Register today for the MASWA Spring Luncheon before the discounted member price of $30 goes up to $60 on April 21. 

Click here to register for the MASWA Spring Luncheon

If you have forgotten your password or have any difficulty logging on, please contact Elle Fox at or 612 238 5255.

Any other questions about registration or the spring luncheon can be directed to
Anne Tabat at or 612 804 7925.
*1 CEU for Dr. Carter's one hour presentation. 

Minneapolis Area Seniors Workers Association
P.O. Box 26630
Minneapolis, MN 55426