Issue: 9 September 2017
Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association Newsletter
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The children are back in school and life returns with some order to it!  Even those of us who do not have children in school, September marks the calendar as a time to get organized again.  It also signifies that summer is over, to our dismay.  Enjoy the Fall as you reorganize and prepare for winter.  It is also important to make plans to attend and/or vendor at the Fall Aging Conference, which
     falls on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  SEE YOU 

MeetingMembership Meeting
Minneapolis Area Senior Worker's Association  Membership Meeting

Thursday, September 28, 2017
2:20 pm - Sign In/Networking
2:40 pm - Introduction/Announcements
3:00 pm - Program
4:00 pm - Adjourn


SPEAKER:  Jeff Lifin - Generations Legal Services

As Director of Client Services for GENERATIONS LEGAL SERVICES, Jeff utilizes his 25 years of public speaking, corporate communications and business management experience to provide each client with professional solutions and unmatched service. As an estate planning specialist, he understands that exceptional service begins and ends with proper planning and clear communication. Clients appreciate Jeff's ability to take complex legal topics and explain them in an easy-to-understand manner.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from North Central University and also holds a Minnesota Life, Accident and Health insurance license. He lives in Dayton, Minnesota and has three children. When Jeff is not speaking or providing families with a custom, comprehensive estate plan, he likes to spend his free time with his kids, riding his motorcycle, exercising, serving at church, or working as a volunteer mechanic for an auto-repair ministry in Elk River.
  • Understanding the generational challenges of Estate Planning

  • Exploring the stark differences between Wills and Trusts

  • Why "FUNDING" is the key to avoiding probate and not leaving a mess for your heirs"
The Waters of Plymouth 

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
Summer ended with a bang this year and I, for one, feel blessed I don't live in Florida or Texas! Let's keep in mind the tragedy these two hurricanes have caused and the number of lives that were lost, or changed forever!  If possible, think of some way you can help those who did live through these storms.  I know the Red Cross can use donations and there is a great need for volunteers.  It isn't easy to pack up and leave to go volunteer, but any donation can help.

The Fall Aging Conference is just around the corner, Thursday, October 26, 2017. Registration is open and a few sponsor tables are available.  The line-up of speakers is great, as always.  You can go to the MASWA website and follow the directions to register,  or to the website www. m.  This event not only provides great educational offerings, but also provides an opportunity to re-connect with old friends and colleagues!  It is always a memorable event, and I'll look forward to seeing you there.

Linda Debner

Fall Aging Conference

Register now for the 2017 Fall Aging Conference!

October 26th 8:00am - 4:30pm Earle Brown Heritage Center 

Registration is easy at

The Fall Aging Conference has been approved for 6.0 continuing education units for Nursing Home Administrators and Social Workers. 

Open Board Positions

The MASWA Board of Directors has two openings on the board.  To serve on the board you need to have been a MASWA member for at least one year.

1) The first open position is for the Communication Chair.  This person is responsible for gathering information for the monthly newsletter, taking photos at events for the newsletter, updating information on the website by working closely with our Secretary and our Webmaster.  This term has approx.19 months left on the term.

2) The second open position is for the Nominating  Chair.  This person is responsible for nominating members for board positions.  This board member should know the MASWA membership and what skills they might have so they can be matched with open board positions.

If you are interested in either position, please contact Linda Debner for more information:


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