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September 2019

September 2019 Membership Meeting

September 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Maple Hill Senior Living, 3030 Southlawn Dr.
Maplewood, MN 55109
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8:00-8:30 am:  Informal Networking 8:30-9:30 am: Presentation Speaker: Lori La Bey is the founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, a Minnesota based advocacy group and media outlet making an international impact by providing education and support for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Topic: Why Families Act Like They Do This program looks at: who families are, where they are coming from, how they got where they are, how they feel and why. It also looks at the critical role all…

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Webinar: Developing a Minnesota Assisted Living Report Card

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Next Free Webinar – Developing a Minnesota Assisted Living Report Card – September 19 at Noon This entry was posted on August 14, 2019 by Tom Hyder. By: Tetyana Shippee, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy Management, University of Minnesota  Peter Spuit, LGSW, MSW, Rate-Setting Policy Consultant, Aging and Adult Services Division, DHS Click here to register! Earn 1 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines. MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board…

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October 2019

Reimagine Aging Conference

October 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd.
Golden Valley, MN 55416 United States
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Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 1pm – 4:30pm Metropolitan Ballroom | Golden Valley, MN Join us for the 4th Annual Reimagine Aging Conference! Members of the community are coming together for the latest information about how older adults can live a high-quality life, independently through the use of accessible technology. This year will feature a keynote panel discussion on transportation and technology with panelists from Minnesota’s Department of Transportation, Department of Human Services, and Mobility4All, as well as 3 breakout sessions…

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Fall Aging Conference

October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 United States
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The 45th Annual Fall Aging Conference For more information and to register go to  

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November 2019

November 2019 Public Policy Meeting

November 12, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Joint Public Policy Meeting Hosted by: Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association & St. Paul Senior Workers Association In the next 15 years, Minnesota’s older adult population will double! Elected leadership must make the commitment through innovation and collaboration, ensuring their town, city, county or state is a great place to live for people of all ages. Special guest speaker Kari Benson*, Director of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Aging and Adult Services Division (DHS) will share her vision for how we can…

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December 2019

2019 Holiday Party

December 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DeGidios, 425 7th Street W
St. Paul, MN 55102
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January 2020

Hoarding Discussion at Prelude Homes of White Bear

January 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Louise Kurzeka talks about the ins and outs of Hoarding!

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February 2020

Lifestyle Wellness Discussion at Gable Pines

February 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights, 1260 Co Rd E East
St Paul, MN 55110 United States
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The Disruptors of Sleep – This session will give senior workers a guide to assist their clients on  improvements of their sleep habits, as well as their own. From this CEU, attendees will be able to: List three ways to set boundaries, Identify eating/activity best habits Identify methods to relieve stress. Speaker: Terri Mattson, Beginning Today Lifestyle Wellness, LLC Certified Integrative Wellness & Life Coach

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March 2020

Event at Our Lady Peace – Relocation Stress

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Our Lady Peace, 2076 St Anthony Ave, ,
St Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Presenter: Karen Eckstrom, MSW, LICSW Topic: Relocation Stress (Transfer Trauma) Karen Eckstrom is a therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience and is co-founder of the Edina Comfort Care Counseling Clinic. Karen maintains an independent practice specializing in mental health issues that affect seniors such as depression, elder abuse, anxiety, grief, and hoarding to name just a few.  Karen integrates mind-body, mindfulness compassionate insight and humor into her clinical work while employing client-center and cognitive behavior therapies to treat…

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April 2020

SPSWA Event at The Waters of Oakdale

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The Waters of Oakdale, 7088 11th St N
Oakdale, MN 55128 United States
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Presenter: Sean Burke with the Minnesota Elder Justice Center Topics: Support, information, and resources for older and vulnerable adults and their loved ones around issues of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Community education. Education and technical support to fields working with vulnerable adults and public policy.

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