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Welcome to the Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association (MASWA)

Our Mission: To develop a multidisciplinary community of professionals working in the field of aging who are educated, supported, and interconnected so they may improve services and advocate for older adults.

Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association (MASWA) is a community organization of those working to assist the elderly in maintaining health and independence. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all seniors.

MASWA offers many benefits to its members:

  • Monthly meetings
  • Networking opportunities at monthly meetings
  • Continuing education credits - free classes with CEU's offered at meetings.
  • Public policy and legislative Issues - Latest information on issues relating to the elderly, their care and financial reimbursements.
  • Fall Aging Conference
  • Spring Luncheon

Membership is open to healthcare workers, homemaker and companion care, transportation, real estate agents, legal assistance, financial planning and other services that relate to seniors and their caregivers.

Come visit us at our next meeting! 

MASWA News & Notes

Assisted Living Proposed Rules

October 13, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing new rules governing assisted living facilities.  You can see the full bulletin at the link below. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNMDH/bulletins/2a57ad9?reqfrom=share

MDH Seeks Qualified Candidates to Serve on Assisted Living Quality of Care Task Force

October 5, 2020

The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) invites qualified candidates to apply to serve on the newly formed Resident Quality of Care and Outcomes Task Force. The task force was created as part of new legislation creating an assisted living licensure in Minnesota. The purpose of the task force is to support providers of…

Governor’s Council on Age-Friendly Minnesota Updates

August 27, 2020

Below are links to two documents outlining recommendations and completed work to date from the Governor’s Council on Age-Friendly Minnesota. This first document includes the detailed recommendations produced by the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota. Recomnendations The document at the link below is the full report of the work completed to date from the…

Our Next Event:

October Membership Meeting: Loneliness in Older Adults

Date: October 22, 2020

Time: 2:45pm - 4:00pm

Location: Online

Georgia Afton with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly will discuss loneliness, how it impacts older adults specifically, how COVID-19 has further impacted those experiencing loneliness and ways that senior workers can help mitigate loneliness in our communities.

Public Policy Meeting

Date: November 17, 2020

Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location: Online

Toby Pearson with Care Providers of Minnesota will be talking about the upcoming legislative session, how the known election results may affect the session, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has, and may continue, to affect policy work in MN.