E-Newsletter of January 15, 2013 | Vol. 6, No. 2
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota (NAMI Minnesota) is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults living with mental illnesses and their families by providing education, support and advocacy. NAMI Minnesota partners with local affiliates throughout the state, covering many counties. The Older Adults portion of the website focuses how mental illness is not a normal part of aging, and helps to spread the message. To view the website, click here.
Submitted by Jill Sauber
Law Student Liaison to the Elder Law Section
'Staying Independent in Old Age, With a Little Help | New York Times
Workers raiding retirement funds to pay bills | Washington Post
Vulnerable adults protection: Lawmakers push for tougher background checks | MPR News
Submitted by Joel Smith, Esq.
Companion snarled in tangled web over elderly St. Paul man’s care | Star Tribune
Submitted by Ann Hagerty
There are no new cases to report this week.
There are no new statutes, regulations or bulletins to report this week.
There are no upcoming events or CLE programs to report this week.
MA COMMITTEE MEETING: The next MA Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2012. The Medical Assistance Committee is a study group to analyze Elder Law Section member questions and case studies and to discuss administrative policies and procedures in relation to Medical Assistance in Minnesota. Cathryn D. Reher of Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., is Committee Chair. For directions, or to attend by phone, please contact Tracie Fenske with Long, Reher & Hanson, P.A., at 952-929-0622 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Topics for the meeting may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject heading “MA Committee Topic”, or faxed to 952-542-9201. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room.
GOVERNING COUNCIL: The next meeting of the Elder Law Section Governing Council will be on Friday, February 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services (formerly MAO Legal Services), Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door which faces directly into the meeting room.
For further information, please contact Laura Zdychnec, Chair, at: email@example.com.
DON'T FORGET THAT THE ELDER LAW WEBSITE IS A GREAT RESOURCE. Here’s what you can find on the Website: Links to the DHS Health Care Programs Manual, the DHS Bulletin on treatment of uncompensated transfers, the Minnesota Bankers Association Compliance Bulletin on Powers of Attorney, legislative summary; Practice Links to organizations such as NAELA, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Links to Federal and State Government Agencies, Statutes, and Regulations; Meeting Notices, Listings of Officers and Council Members, Section Bylaws, and more.
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