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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.

Ziegler Adds Mark Landreville and Christina Rappel to Senor Living Finance Practice

Ziegler, a national specialty investment bank and a leader in the not-for-profit senior living finance sector, announced the addition of Mark Landreville as a managing director and Christina Rappl as an assistant vice president to its senior living finance practice.   

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Leadership Academy: Rethinking Thinking

The 2019 Class of Leadership Academy fellows were together in Detroit Lakes last week rethinking thinking. The second of four sessions explored the concepts of emotional intelligence, three brain thinking, cognitive biases, critical thinking and reframing as tools in decision-making, problem-solving and leading others.  

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Staff Rounding: Managing by Walking Around

In Hardwiring Excellence: Purpose, Worthwhile Work, Making a Difference, Quint Studer says “rounding” is about engaging in direct conversation with staff, asking pointed questions and role modeling specific behaviors. Sometimes this is also referred to as “managing by walking around.”  

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Nominations Open for Lifetime Honorary Membership

Do you know a retired leader in our field who has made significant contributions to the overall success of LeadingAge Minnesota either by service as a leader at the district, committee or board level and/or by consistent service as an event volunteer or in other supportive roles? Nominate them for a Lifetime Honorary Membership. 

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Bring Staff Together: Host All Staff Meetings

An all staff meeting is a great opportunity to communicate and listen, allowing everyone to hear the same information at the same time.  

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New Rate to Post a Job on AgingServicesJobs.org

AgingServicesJOBS.Org is a cutting-edge employment marketplace that matches employers with job-seekers based on skills, interests and job requirements. Effective June 30, the rate to post a job was adjusted as the generous financial support from the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation that allowed members to post jobs for one year at a discounted rate came to an end as planned.   

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Lake Ridge Care Center Showcased by Pioneer Network for Quality Improvement

When Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo found itself close to the bottom of the rankings in Minnesota on the Quality Measure for Percent of Residents who were Walking as Well or Better, they set out to improve that score.

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Honor Your Volunteers: Nominate Them for a 2020 Stars Among Us Award

Volunteers. Don’t we love them? Some days we can’t live without them! Remember Faye Baylor, our 2019 Volunteer of the Year from the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls? Watch her story here. There are thousands of people like Faye across Minnesota. We want to hear your stories about your amazing volunteers and are inviting nominations for the 2020 Stars Among Us Awards through Aug. 5.  

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Last Chance to Take Advantage of Job Board Subsidy!

AgingServicesJOBS.Org is a cutting-edge employment marketplace that matches employers with job-seekers based on skills, interests and job requirements. LeadingAge Minnesota launched this new platform one year ago with generous financial support from the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation.  

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Peter Schuna,Pathway Health, Appointed Co-Chair of Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee

Peter B. Schuna, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathway Health, has been appointed by Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm to serve as Co-Chair of the Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee.  

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Scott Riddle, Walker Methodist, Receives ESGR Patriot Award

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented Scott Riddle, CEO and President of Walker Methodist, with their Patriot Award. The award reflects efforts to support citizen servicepeople through a wide range of measures, including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, care for families, and leaves of absence as needed. 

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Recognition is Good for the Soul: Submit Your 2020 Stars Among Us Award Nominations by Aug. 6

What's the #1 reason we hear from members that they choose to nominate a coworker for a Stars Among Us Award? It makes them feel great. And by “them” we mean both the person who is nominated and the person who submits the nomination! 

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Benchmarking Opportunity for Employee Engagement and Customer Experience

LeadingAge Minnesota has established a new partnership with Align, bringing you access to an Employee Engagement Solution (manager/supervisor training!) and two Customer Experience Solutions.

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Last Chance to Take Advantage of Job Board Subsidy

The AgingServicesJOBS.Org is a cutting-edge employment marketplace that matches employers with job-seekers based on skills, interests and job requirements. With generous financial support from the LeadingAge MN Foundation for the first year of its operation, members have been able to post jobs at a discounted rate and build a robust job board that job seekers found to be full of opportunity. 

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Take the LeadingAge Member Survey, Get a $5 Starbucks Gift Card

Check your inboxes on June 6 for the 2019 LeadingAge Member Survey. The national survey is designed to produce meaningful data that LeadingAge and its members can use to conduct data-driven planning and decision making.  

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2020 Stars Among Us Awards Open for Nomination

Nominations are open for LeadingAge Minnesota’s Stars Among Us Awards that celebrate the best of the best in our membership family.

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Registration Open: LeadingAge MN Foundation Golf Fundraiser

Get ready to hit the links! Registration is now open for the 2019 LeadingAge MN Foundation Golf Fundraiser, which takes place at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury on July 30. This event is a highlight of summer – a great day on fun, fellowship and philanthropy. 

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Workforce Data

Let’s talk about data! Workforce data in our field can tell a powerful story about the need for resources and recruitment in our profession. Consider bringing this information to your leadership team, an all staff meeting, your Board of Directors, a local Chamber, networking group, place of worship, or even the family members and supporters of your organization.  

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LeadingAge National Launching Member Survey

LeadingAge National will launch a biennial survey of its members on June 6, and we strongly encourage members to take part in this initiative as it will produce a host of meaningful data that you can use to conduct data-driven planning and decision making. Here are four ways the LeadingAge member survey can help you tell your story: 

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Application Deadline Approaching for LeadingAge MN Foundation Scholarships

The LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation will distribute over $33,000 in scholarships this year to caregivers and other employees of member organizations who are interested in advancing their education and careers in aging services. There is still time to apply, but the deadline is approaching fast. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31. 

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