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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.

The Power of Appreciation

The power of positive thinking! Mike Robbins, author of Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation, says positive acknowledgement is “a crucial aspect of our being able to celebrate, appreciate, and express gratitude for the people around us.” He offers five ways to positively acknowledge others:  

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Job Board Price Change Effective

The rate to post a job on the AgingServicesJOBS.Org, a cutting-edge employment marketplace that matches employers with job-seekers based on skills, interests and job requirements, has changed. 

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eMenuCHOICE Continues Growth, Adds Service to 5 Senior Living Communities in July

eMenuCHOICE, a leading dining management and point of sale (POS) application for senior living communities, added five new clients in July. The following communities have chosen eMenuCHOICE to support their dining service management needs:

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Create Your Nursing Assistant Training Program with OnTrack’s Hands-On Support

Long term care providers in Minnesota have a lot on their plates. As much as you may want to build your workforce pipeline by starting a Nursing Assistant Training Program, it may feel like more work than you can add to your plate.  

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Now Available: 2019 Unemployment Insurance Toolkit for Nonprofits

A new toolkit to help management unemployment risk is now available.  

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Abuse Reporting, Terminations/Discharge & Handling Difficult Situations Featured at Upcoming ALNET Meetings

The word is out! Attendees at our Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) meetings are finding answers to many questions and evidence-based practices to implement in their organization. During the August and October meetings, ALNET will have various guest speakers to address the questions nurse leaders have. Guest speakers will include: 

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Last Chance: Stars Among Us Awards Nomination Deadline is Aug. 5

The February Institute may be many months away, but the nomination deadline for the Stars Among Us Awards  -- a cornerstone celebration at this event -- is right around the corner. You only have a few more days to get your nominations in – the deadline is midnight on Monday, August 5.   

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Stars Among Us Awards Nomination Deadline is Aug. 5

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

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Student Scholarship Applications to LeadingAge National Conference Due Aug. 14

For the third year, our partners at LeadingAge National have arranged a powerful three days of programming specific for student leaders Oct. 27–30 in San Diego at their Annual Meeting, as well as scholarships to help defray expenses. This program is targeting students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate programs at accredited colleges or universities (ages 18 and up), with a goal to expose and connect students to opportunities in the field of aging services.   

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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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