Issue: 2 February 2019
Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
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We are currently in the depths of winter, but spring is just around the corner and the date for the MASWA Spring Luncheon has been set for May 9th!  Please see additional information below.

The February monthly meeting is also quickly approaching and we look forward to seeing you all on the 28th.  Margarita Nadeau, LGSW and Dustin Cobb, LGSW will be presenting on Reporting Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults.

We would like to ask all of you to take just a few minutes to vote on changes to the MASWA Bylaws.  You can access the short survey at the link below.  We appreciate your participation.

MeetingMembership Meeting Details

January 2016
Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association  Monthly Membership Meeting

Thursday, February 28th
2:20 pm - Sign In/Networking
2:40 pm - Introduction/Announcements
3:00 pm - Program
4:00 pm - Adjourn

Reporting Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults
Presented by Margarita Nadeau, LGSW and Dustin Cobb, LGSW
At the end of the training on Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the legal definition of a Vulnerable Adult
  • Identify maltreatment that must be reported under the Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment Reporting Law
  • Identify when and how to report Maltreatment of a Vulnerable Adult
  • Recognize when to also report to law enforcement
  • Identify the three Lead Investigative Agencies
Margarita Nadeau, LGSW currently is a Senior Social Worker in Adult Protection Services at Hennepin County, a position Margarita has held for 4 years. Margarita investigates reports of vulnerable adult maltreatment and provides protective services to reduce or eliminate abuse, neglect, and/or financial exploitation. Margarita has a Bachelor of Social Work from the College of St. Scholastica and a Master of Social Work from Augsburg College. During the time Margarita was attending Augsburg College, Margarita worked in various clinics and hospitals in Twin Cities as a Russian interpreter. Margarita worked in a skilled nursing home facility as a Director of Social Services prior to joining Adult Protection team in October of 2014.
Dustin Cobb, LGSW has a minor in Communication from the University of Louisville and an MSW from St.Thomas/St. Catherine's University. He is currently working as Field Investigator after working for one year as an Intake assessor in Adult Protection. He also has experience working in the Adult Foster Care field, and the Scott County mental health center.


Calvary Lutheran Church
7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427
Certificates of Attendance (CEU) will be Available
Annual Membership Fee $30.00, Guest Fee $5.00
PresidentPresident's Note
Hello fellow MASWA members!

We kicked off 2019  with a BANG!  We had our kick off meeting and saw many new faces in the group.  While we are still meeting at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley, we did move up to the 2nd floor to a new meeting space.  It is a little brighter, but also a bit smaller.  We will work to see if we can adjust our layout/networking to make everyone more comfortable.  

Here we are in February!  The MASWA board did not meet for the monthly meeting in February due to the challenges the weather put forth on our meeting day. We are moving ahead with plans for the Spring Luncheon, etc. You can be confident that your board is working diligently on your behalf so that MASWA continues to hold its value for its members.

At the February membership meeting, I will have a sheet available to sign up for MASWA sponsorship for the remainder of 2019.  As a sponsor, you are responsible to bring the drinks/snacks for the group and you get a few minutes to talk about your organization before the main presentation. You must be a MASWA member to be a sponsor.

I hope to see you all at the February 28th membership meeting.  It's worth shoveling for!
 Judy Decker


The Changing Demographics in Minnesota

Presented by Justin Hollis, Research Scientist with Minnesota Compass


Thursday, May 9th


Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55447
Minneapolis Area Seniors Workers Association
P.O. Box 26630
Minneapolis, MN 55426