Issue: 3 March 2019
Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
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Registration for the 2019 MASWA Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting is now open!
Please join us May 9th at Plymouth Creek Center to catch up with your colleagues in Senior Care and enjoy the informative presentation discussing the changing demographics in Minnesota.  Register now and see full Spring Luncheon details at the link below.

There are also several proposed changes to the MASWA bylaws.  We ask that all members please click here and take a few minutes to vote on these changes.  We appreciate your participation.

We would like to thank Volunteers of America for their support in sponsoring the March meeting.  In case you missed it or would like to view the presentation again, click here to view the slides discussing

MeetingMembership Meeting Details

Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association  Monthly Membership Meeting

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

Professional Grief and Bereavement
Presented by:
Nancy B. Loyd,
Grief Support Supervisor/Faith Community Liaison for Grace Hospice
This interactive presentation will focus on the often unnamed experiences and emotions of professional grief and bereavement overload and how these experiences differ from personal grief. We will then explore various self-care/positive coping strategies to deal with these experiences and emotions.
Nancy received her Masters of Arts Degree in Theology along with Graduate Certificates in Pastoral Ministry and Spiritual Direction from St. Catherine University. She is currently the Grief Support Supervisor/Faith Community Liaison for Grace Hospice which is a faith based hospice located in the Twin Cities.  Nancy has years of experience as a pastoral minister, spiritual director, and grief counselor. Nancy's passion is to help others in their own journey of living well and dying well.

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
As we look to Spring and back at our record setting February, we will be more excited than ever to see the earliest of Spring flowers pop thru the ground.  Each season brings us JOY here in MN.

In our lives, we tend to look forward.  At times, it is important for us to look back and make sure that what we hope and pray for is worthy.  What are we really supporting and spending our time on?

I hope that you feel that MASWA is worth your time and energy.  I hope that it encourages you to think of how you can help others and help yourself at the same time.  MASWA  is about networking and educating ourselves and others that we may be able to help those that many times are unable to navigate this system on their own.  There are so many opportunities for situations where everyone can win.  When we put our clients needs first, the system works for all of us as well as for the people we all work to support.

I am so fortunate to be able to write this little blurb each month.  This month, we remember Linda Debner.  As I look forward to Spring, I will remember her and her leadership and generosity and dedication to MASWA.  She had style and a great sense of humor.  I have several gardens at my home and will look forward to planting something in my yard that helps me to remember her regularly.  A bright, flowering perennial will be just the right thing, I think.  I encourage all of you to add a little bling to your life in her memory.

 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