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Category: Member News

Welcome to the Member News category. These stories are intended for current LeadingAge Minnesota members, profiling aging services professionals, providing new resources, and keeping them informed about the aging services community.

A Message from Board Chair Erin Hilligan

A special message from Erin Hilligan, Chair of the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors

I am writing to share some news that you may already have heard, which impacts my continued service as the Chair of the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors. An exciting new career opportunity emerged several weeks ago, and I have accepted a new leadership position with WesleyLife in Iowa. I will take up my new responsibilities there at the beginning of 2022.

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Saint Therese CEO Barb Rode Announces Retirement

Barb Rode, President & CEO of Saint Therese, has announced to the organization's Board of Directors her intent to retire in early summer 2022.

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What to Expect: Thanksgiving Week

Next week, many of you will celebrate Thanksgiving, and the LeadingAge Minnesota office will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Here's what you can expect next week from our team.

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For Veterans and their Caregivers, We Are Thankful

On this Veteran’s Day, LeadingAge Minnesota and our members join those throughout our country honoring veterans who have served and sacrificed.

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Share Your Voice! Join a LeadingAge Minnesota Committee

As we approach the new year, we invite all members to get involved in LeadingAge Minnesota committees in 2022. We are tackling the challenges you face on numerous fronts, and we need you to help shape the critical work ahead.

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Sign up Now to Participate in 2022 LeadingAge Minnesota Committees

As we approach the new year, we invite all members to get involved in LeadingAge Minnesota committees in 2022. We are tackling the challenges you face on numerous fronts, and we need you to help shape the critical work ahead.

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13 New Members Join LeadingAge Minnesota in September

In Sept. 2021, 13 new members joined the ranks of LeadingAge Minnesota. Of the new members, ten are housing/assisted living providers, and three are business partners.

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Congratulations to Lisa Kalla, Newly-Appointed COO at Saint Therese

Saint Therese has announced the appointment of Lisa Kalla to the role of chief operating officer, with responsibility for the overall daily operations of the nonprofit organization. She will work with leadership to implement Saint Therese’s strategic vision and values; direct, administer and coordinate internal operational activities; and manage the campus executive directors.

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Women in Business Award Goes to LeadingAge MN Board Member Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has selected Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, CEO of Health Dimensions Group, to receive a 2021 Women in Business award. Erin serves as Director at Large on the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors.

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Safe Care Champion Virtual Networking Calls

Safe Care Champions play an essential role in meeting our shared goal of eliminating preventable harm in the course of caregiving.  Sign up to join us for 30-minute virtual networking calls every other month to learn what is new in Safe Care and network with your Safe Care Champion counterparts from around the state.

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Search for CEO Successor Underway

The LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors approved an executive position profile at its meeting last week, and the search for a new President and CEO of LeadingAge Minnesota has commenced.

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October District Meetings Now Virtual

With much deliberation and collaboration with the district officers, that upcoming district meeting will be virtual, given the spike in COVID-19 cases and the difficulty in getting away from your communities.

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50 New Members Join LeadingAge Minnesota in August

In August, 50 new members joined into the ranks of LeadingAge Minnesota. Of the new members, two are adult day providers, one is a care center, three are home cares, 27 are housing/assisted living providers, 15 are individual associate members, and two are business partners.

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Dues Minimum Up for a Vote at Annual Business Meeting

At the 2021 Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 23, members will be asked to ratify the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors recommendation to establish a minimum dues policy for dues payable beginning in Jan. 2022.

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LeadingAge Minnesota Nominating Committee Proposed Slate for Vote at Annual Meeting

The 2021 LeadingAge Minnesota Nominating Committee, chaired by Mark Anderson, CEO of Knute Nelson in Alexandria, has proposed a slate of candidates to fill open positions on the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors.

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Two Weeks Until Advantage Moves to Thursday

To streamline and coordinate timing between national and state communications, Advantage, LeadingAge Minnesota’s weekly newsletter, will be sent to you on Thursdays starting on Thursday, Sept. 23. You can expect the same timely content delivered into your inboxes each week, just one day later.

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Final Week – 2022 Stars Among Us Award Nomination Deadline is Sept. 13

Nominations are due Monday, Sept. 13 for the 2022 Stars Among Us Awards.

Award categories include Caregiver, Volunteer, and Board Trustee of the Year, Outstanding Leadership, Spirit of Aging and the new Rising Star Award. Excellence in Practice organizational awards are for performance improvement and Safe Care for Seniors initiatives.

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Use AgingServicesJOBS.org to Recruit New Hires

Have you posted open positions on the new AgingServicesJobs.Org platform? The new site is now available! Post today and receive an introductory rate of $39 per posting using the coupon code Aging2021 (postings typically $99). This discount will be available to all members for a limited time as we recognize this critical time in building our workforce.

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Calling All Stars – 2022 Stars Among Us Award Nomination Deadline is Sept. 13

Nominations are being accepted for your amazing staff, residents and volunteers in preparation for the 2022 Stars Among Us Awards. Nominations are due for individual and organizational awards on Sept. 13 in multiple categories, including the Caregiver of the Year, Outstanding Leadership, and the new Rising Star Award.

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Advantage is Moving! Same Timely Content, New Day of the Week

To streamline and coordinate timing between national and state communications, LeadingAge Minnesota’s weekly newsletter will be sent to you on Thursdays starting on Thursday, Sept. 23.

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