Issue: 3 March 2017
Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
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Thank you for making such a positive impact in the senior community- we appreciate your advocacy & support!  Please take a moment to recognize the wonderful Social Workers we have in our organization!
Happy Social Workers Month,

MeetingMembership Meeting
January 2016
Minneapolis Area Senior Worker's Association  Membership Meeting

Thursday, March 23, 2017
2:20 pm - Sign In/Networking
2:40 pm - Introduction/Announcements
3:00 pm - Program
4:00 pm - Adjourn

TOPIC:  Explore the State and Federal Veterans
benefits available to veterans and their spouses   

SPEAKER:  Breanna Galvin, Associate Attorney
     Maser, Amundson Boggio & Hendricks, P.A.
  • Understand the eligibility to qualify for veterans benefits
  • Identify the difference between service and non-service connected benefits
  • Learn the local resources available to assist with submitting a claim

Overview of State and Federal Benefits for Veterans:

  • Veterans Benefits Administration
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Monetary Benefits
  • Burial and Memorial Benefits
  • Benefits implemented by the State of Minnesota

Parkinson's Specialty Care Assisted Living
& PCS Home Health Care
Jane Geiger
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
Hello MASWA Members!
I feel Spring in the air even though we always get snow for the Boy's High School Basketball Tournaments.  Perhaps this year the snow will skip over us without dropping a single snowflake.  We can dream, can't we?

It was great to see so many of you at the February membership meeting.  The speaker was great and I learned a lot about dementia. As a follow-up to that meeting, I was sent an email inviting all of us to a one CEU educational presentation focusing on communication with those individuals with dementia:  
Katie Radford, a member of the MN Alzheimer's Association Young Champions, provided the information regarding this educational opportunity: 
Our featured speakers are VP of Education Debbie Richman (of the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer's Association) to lead a discussion on techniques for effective communication with individuals suffering from dementia, and Neuropsychologist
Dr. Terry Barclay (of HealthPartners) for a general Q & A session.
To register or to find out more information, go to our EventBrite page at

Or, you can reach Katie Radford, Education & Volunteer Co-Chair, MN Alzheimer's Association Young Champions, at 651-503-4116 for more information.

Our March board meeting was spent discussing this year's charity donation and recipients.  As a board, we believe the donation would create a larger impact for small neighborhood organizations that work directly with seniors in our community.  We will narrow down the recipients at our April board meeting.

  Again, many thanks for your suggestions.

I'm off to Hawaii this Friday (3/10) for a little vacation.  I will look forward to seeing all of you at the April membership meeting.  Judy Decker, President Elect, will host the March membership meeting.

Linda Debner

SpringLuncheonMASWA Spring Luncheon

Click here   to register for the MASWA Spring Luncheon

PublicPolicyPublic Policy Update
Have you been wondering about all the news coming from the capital lately?  With the Minnesota Legislature now in session, their activities are regularly a part of the daily news.  Are you interested in finding out more?  Do you want to get more involved or get your voice heard by your lawmakers?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions click to visit the MASWA Public Policy page to learn more.

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