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September Monthly Recap

Sep 15, 2020

At the September monthly meeting of the St. Paul Senior Workers Association, Dr. John E. Brose, presented a CEU on “Increasing Behavioral Health Competence in Care Centers.” Brose, PhD, LP, LADC, LMFT is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the owner and Clinic Director of Associated Clinic of Psychologist. He was also named 2020 Gerontologist of…

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June 2020 Joint Minneapolis Area & SPSW Association Policy Meeting

Jul 1, 2020

Presentation: Senior Workers June 2020 Policy Meeting Take-Aways: Now that Age-Friendly MN has launched, what work is being done? Learn about what becoming an Age-Friendly community entails and how the state is intending to participate in this process. Gain a better understanding of the Age-Friendly Community approval process and the role you can play in…

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Modification of Maltreatment of Minors Act and Vulnerable Adults Act

Jun 6, 2020

Modification of Maltreatment of Minors Act and Vulnerable Adults Act Emergency Executive Order 20-32 issued on April 8, 2020, allows the Commissioner of Health to temporarily delay, waive, or modify certain requirements so that providers can take necessary action to protect Minnesotans. Follow This Link For Governor Tim Walz’ Executive Order The Minnesota Department of Health…

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Tips for Caring for persons living with dementia in a long-term or community-based care setting

Mar 31, 2020

1) What research says about how to care for persons living with dementia in long-term or community-based care settings in times of emergencies Tips for Dementia Caregivers in Long-Term or Community-Based Settings: Here are some research-based tips and strategies to support people with dementia. Please feel free to share these with staff and families, You…

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COVID-19 Response Waiver

Mar 26, 2020

Dear Community and Non-Profit Partners, The State has submitted a waiver to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to begin the process of requesting a broad range of temporary flexibility the Department of Human Services can use if necessary to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 1135 waiver and subsequent requests for more specific…

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EVENT: Long Term Care Division Updates from MN Department of Human Services

Feb 13, 2020

AGENDA – Long Term Care Division Monday, February 17, 12:45pm Room 200 State Office Building Long-Term Care Interim Updates from Commissioner Jan Malcolm, MN Department of Health Long-Term Care Interim Updates from Commissioner Jodi Harpstead and Assistant Commissioner Dan Pollock, MN Department of Human Services

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Council to help shape response to opioid epidemic

Aug 13, 2019

Deadline near to apply for Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council The Minnesota Department of Human Services is seeking applicants until July 29 for the new Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council. Established by 2019 legislation, the council will review existing efforts to address the state’s opioid epidemic, establish future priorities and recommend specific projects to receive…

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Minnesota Board on Aging: Senior Advocate FYI

Mar 18, 2019

Governor Walz Releases His Budget Recommendations: On February 19th Governor Walz finalized and released his budget recommendations for the biennium. Click Minnesota Board on Aging Senior Advocate Update March 2019 for more information.

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The Inside Scoop!

Feb 19, 2019

It’s time for another THE INSIDE SCOOP! This week’s SCOOP features Toby Pearson, Vice President of Advocacy. Toby gives a quick update on what has happened this week, and what to expect in the week ahead.   Remember–if you have not yet shared stories with your senator and representative about the wonderful work and employees…

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