News & Updates
May 2021 | Issue 5
Thursday, May 20th
10:00am – 12:00pm
Spring Event Presentation
Personality Disorders in Older Adults 

Dr. John Brose has spent over 40 years assisting long term care staff in developing plans and strategies for older adults with challenging behaviors. Some of these challenging behaviors stem from a diagnosed or undiagnosed personality disorder. Dr. Brose will discuss common symptoms of personality disorders and offer practical, proactive strategies to help understand and manage the behaviors that are likely to be present with them. Format will include humor, lecture, case example and discussion.


  • Identify three general characteristics of personality disorders.
  • Explore the efficacy of medications in treating personality disorders.
  • Name two personality disorders and describe characteristics of each.
  • Explain three strategies for treating personality disorders.

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By Phone: 669-224-3412
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April Membership Meeting
Thank you to Lisa Larges, Outreach Coordinator with the
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development State Services for the Blind, for her presentation discussing the variety of tools and adaptations that seniors living with vision loss can use in order to remain active, engaged, and in charge of their own lives. Slide from her presentation can be viewed here on the MASWA website.

Thank you as well to Georgene Connelly and The Waters of Plymouth for Sponsoring our April Meeting.

A Few Words from Our
MASWA President

You have the chance to hear and see Dr. John Brose, leading national authority on aging and behavioral health issues at our Annual Spring Event! People clamor to hear him and listen to what he has to say. So don’t miss this! There will be multiple sponsors giving valuable gifts that you may be able to win! Break away and join in this informative and very fun event!

Each year we have the opportunity to get together to celebrate each other at our Annual Event. Even though the pandemic is subsiding, this year will be a bit different. In the past we have done this event during a beautiful luncheon in a very nice setting. Sponsors would adorn their booths with useful information and great giveaways. It has always been an event to learn from a fabulous speaker, consume a tasty lunch, give a deserving organization lots of money and enjoy each other’s company. This was done while sharing stories of our daily escapades of serving our seniors in their various environments. It’s been an ongoing tradition of great networking!
We know you may have been on many virtual events and may not be able to imagine another one. THIS ONE WILL BE DIFFERENT! While this is a virtual event, we ask you to please join us and bring your favorite Brunch item (you might win a prize). Join us also because we will offer a fun way to do a virtual true networking event. Come and see. There will be lots of networking, a FABULOUS speaker, prizes, laughter and much comradery. 

Come one, come all, whether you are a member or not. 
You will be surprised and may win a valuable prize!

Georgene Connelly
MASWA President