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Final Assisted Living Licensure Rules Advisory Committee Meeting You are receiving this information because we believe you may be interested in developments surrounding the new assisted living licensure in Minnesota, scheduled to go into effect on Aug. 1, 2021. The final meeting of the Assisted Living Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) is scheduled for Nov. 5,…

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Assisted Living Licensure Rules Advisory Committee The next assisted living licensure rules committee meetings are scheduled for: Thursday March 12, 2020 (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Thursday, March 26, 2020 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Both meetings will be held at the: Minnesota Retirement Systems Building Training Room 106 60 Empire Drive St. Paul, MN…

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Louise Kurzeka, an expert in hoarding disorder, spoke to a group of professionals about the topic at the January 7 monthly meeting of the St. Paul Senior Workers Association. Kurzeka reminded everyone what the official definition of hoarding disorder is: “The acquisition of, and failure to discard a larger number of objects that appear useless…

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March 29, 2019   It’s time for this week’s–THE INSIDE SCOOP!   We have another guest host this week: Patti Cullen, President/CEO,Care Providers of Minnesota. Patti talks about what has happened this week and what to expect in the weeks ahead.   Thanks again to all those who attended our Day at the Capitol. And…

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April 3, 2019    Cuts to funding & onerous regulations are advancing in Minnesota House   CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!     Dear Members,   Ask your representative to oppose the cuts to value-based reimbursement, swing bed expansion, and the onerous, overreaching regulations for assisted living. House File 2414, the House’s Omnibus Health and Human…

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The Saint Paul Senor Workers Association is proud to announce that it has been accepted for membership in the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging.  The Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging is a champion, thought leader, planner, and educator that advances positive system change for older adults, their families and caregivers. The organization is focused on…

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Our guest speaker will be Mary Jo George, a lobbyist for the AARP.  Mary Jo will talk about  the issues affecting seniors that came up in this year’s legislative session, and will present a brief presentation on legislative advocacy (lobbying) with some ideas and advice on how we, as individuals, can affect legislative change. Click…

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In its February 28th meeting, the Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association and St. Paul Senior Workers Association joint public policy committee identified several pieces of legislation that may be of interest to MASWA members. Of interest is a bill (Senate File 1586 / House File 1945) that would create a felony-level criminal penalty for intentional…

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