Community Events



MSSA Annual Training Conference and Expo

March 18-21, 2014 at the Hilton Minneapolis

1001 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

For detailed information about the event please click here.




Alzheimer's Association Get the Facts Education Series

Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4310 County Rd. 137, St. Cloud, MN 56301

All times are from 6:30pm to 8 p.m.

Thursday, Feburary 20th: Living with Purpose, Passion, and Potential
Panel of Individuals living with Early Dementia
Facilitated by Jenna Herbig, MSW, LGSW, Alzheimer’s Association

Thursday, March 20th: The Doctor is In: Diagnosing and Managing Memory Loss & Dementia
Dr. Jeffrey Kearney, PhD, LP, St. Cloud Neurobehavioral Associates, P.A.

Thursday, April 10th: Understanding and Managing Behaviors
Joan Thralow, OTR/L - Clinical Specialist in Gerontology

Thursday, May 15th: Learning the Language: Communication and Memory Loss
Debbie Richman, B.S., ADC, Alzheimer’s Association

Please click the link for a Education Series brochure.


Advance Care Planning Facilitator Training Course

March 25th from 8:00 to 4:30

Location: St. Benedict's Nursing Home, St. Cloud

Please click the link for the trainings brochure.


St. Cloud Area Volunteer Coordinators Training

Monday, March 10, 2014 from 9:00 to 3:00

Location: CentraCare Health Plaza, 1900 Centracare Cir, St Cloud, MN 56303

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Project Homeless Connect

Thursday, March 6th from 10:00 to 3:00

Location: River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, Minnesota

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Tubman Film Festival on Aging

Wednesday, March 12th from 8:30 to 3:30

Location: Wilder Center 451 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55104

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RSVP Style Show Fundraiser

Thursday, March 27th from 5:30 to 8:30

Location: River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, Minnesota

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NAMI Mental Health Walk

Saturday, May 17th 11:00am

Location: Lake George, St. Cloud

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Senior Network Events

Because of the extensive list of dates and locations for these events, a printable list has been created. Please click here to view the list in its entirety.


CEU Events in the St. Cloud Area


NASW St. Cloud Area CEU Events

Free and open to everyone. Each event is worth one CEU. All events are held at Whitney Senior Center from 5:00pm to 6:00pm unless otherwise noted.

January 7, 2014: Central Minnnesota Sexual Assault Center, Peggy LaDue

February 4, 2014: Chemical Dependency Residency Programs in the St. Cloud Area, Steve Tschida, LADC & Journey Home

March 4, 2014: Social Worker month: The newest and greatest things happening in the world of social work.  Come armed with questions and/ or come to listen to what is happening.

April 8, 2014: Burnout. Social Work students from SCSU talk about burnout in the field of Social Work.

May 6, 2014:  ETHICS: Subject to be determined.

June 10, 2014: Camp Hill Village MN: A Viable Residential Alternative, Kristin Wilson

July 8, 2014:  Bluestone Physician Services: A Representative from Bluestone Physician Services

August 5, 2014: “Pet Therapy,” St. Cloud Hospital

September 2, 2014: Independent Lifestyles, Cara Raff

October 7, 2014: Conservatorship, Guardianship, and Payees, Nina Snowdon, Private Fiduciary

November 4, 2014: St. Cloud Hospital Hospice: Mary Eisenschenk

December 2, 2014: Central MN Mental Health Center: Jeannette Witham, MA, LMFT


NAMI St. Cloud CEU Events

CEU events are held at Hope Community Support Program: 157 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 300 St. Cloud, MN from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

January 21, 2014: Monthly Board/Annual Meeting (No Education Programming)

February 18, 2014: "Depression and How to Manage IT," Ruth Wittrock RN, St. Cloud VA

March 18, 2014: "How to Control Your Anger," Abbie Sackmann MSW, St. Cloud VA

April 15, 2014: "Camp Hill Village Minnesota: A Viable Residential Alternative," Kristin Wilson, Camphill Village (Tenative)

May 20, 2014: "Consumer Panel" Area consumers discuss their illness and their road to recovery

June 17, 2014: "Panic Attacks," Jolene Simmons, retired VA Nurse

July 15, 2014: "Coping with Co-occurring Mental Illness Disorders," Joshua Seez MSW, CSW-PIT, St Cloud VA

August 19, 2014: "Managing Thought Disorders," Jeannette Witham MA, LMRT, Clinic Manager, Centeral Minnesota Mental Health Center

September 16, 2014: "Volunteering: Giving Back to Your Community," Lisa Braun, BS, Director Greater St. Cloud Retired Senior Volunteer Program

October 21, 2014: "De-escalation Techniques You Can Use," 4 County Crisis Team Members

November 18, 2014: "How to Beat the Holiday Blues," Nick Johnston PhD, LICSW, Retired St Cloud VA Social Worker

December 16, 2014: "The Art of Forgiveness," Jacqui Sufka MSW, St Cloud VA



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