Issue: 2 February 2017
Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
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We want to thank all of those that chose to renew their 2017 MASWA memberships, what a great turnout thus far!  Let's continue to encourage, empower, and assist our clients to express their love and caring for their families and loved ones this Valentine's Day.
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
 - William Arthur Ward 
MeetingMembership Meeting
January 2016
Minneapolis Area Senior Worker's Association  Membership Meeting
February 23, 2016
2:20 pm - Sign In/Networking
2:40 pm - Introduction/Announcements
3:00 pm - Program
4:00 pm - Adjourn

TOPIC:  Dementia & the Spirit
SPEAKER:  Debbie Richman, BS, ACC
Vice President, Education and Outreach | Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota

  • Understand the basics of dementia and how that knowledge relates to providing care focused on the person
  • Understand how knowledge of a person's spiritual beliefs can be beneficial in providing person centered care
  • Understand what being a dementia friendly faith community means and how to create that environment
Home Instead Senior Care
John Stuck
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
February in all it's glory - cold weather and snow - NO!  A couple of cold days, little snow, and a forecast of rain.  I'm not sure this is really Minnesota!  The good news is we are half-way through winter.  Yay...
At our Board meeting this month we welcomed Elle Fox as Co-chair of the Membership Committee.  It is a big job and that is why we need two co-chairs for the committee.  Judy Decker will be stepping down as Chair of the Membership Committee and was nominated and voted in as President Elect.  Judy will start her term as President on June 1, 2018. It is a two year term, as are all board positions.  Please congratulate both women and wish them the best in their new roles.
I want to thank all of you who suggested organizations for our donations this year.  We are spending the next month researching all of those organizations you suggested and hope to make a decision by our March Board meeting.
We have a membership meeting on February 23, 2017.  I'll look forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.  Oh yes, remember February 14th is Valentine's Day - ENJOY!

Linda Debner

MASWA Spring Luncheon - Save the Date

Mark your calendars for th MASWA Spring Luncheon!
May 11, 2017
11am - 3pm
Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Ave N
Plymouth, MN 55446

Dr. Joel Carter - author, artist and palliative care physician, will provide a keynote presentation describing inspiring human journeys of purpose, hope and healing in the search for what is most important in the midst of life's mystery.

Fun times at the 2016 MASWA Spring Luncheon.

Looking forward to seeing everyone this year!

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We had a great start to 2017!  We saw many return members to MASWA at our January meeting and saw some new faces as well.  We are all looking forward to a great year. It was good to connect with so many of you!  At our February meeting we will draw prizes for those of you who took advantage of the early bird special pricing and renewed your membership or joined for the first time by January 31st.
You may renew online or at the meeting.  Please remember that we need check or cash to renew at the meeting and the cost is now $30.00 for your annual membership.  Check in starts at 2:20.  I am looking forward to seeing you all on the 23rd.  I hope that many of you have the MASWA meeting on your monthly calendar! 
Judy Decker
MASWA Membership Chair   
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Minneapolis Area Seniors Workers Association
P.O. Box 26630
Minneapolis, MN 55426