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E-Newsletter of April 30, 2013 | Vol. 6, No. 17

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ITEM OF INTEREST

Store To Door is a non-profit grocery shopping and delivery service that assists homebound elderly adults by enabling them to obtain groceries and other necessary items.  As a result, many elderly are able to remain in their homes.  Store To Door serves adults 60 and older in all seven counties within the Twin City metro area plus Isanti.  Clients make a grocery list over the phone with the help of staff, a volunteer shops for these items, the groceries are delivered to the client’s home, and the client pays for their groceries right there in their home.

Tidbits:
• Store To Door began in 1982
• In 2011-2012: 1,502 Minnesotans were served; 400 volunteers shopped weekly for clients; and 19,721 deliveries were made.

Store To Door: 651-642-1892 • www.storetodoor.org

Submitted by Joel Button, Esq.
joelbutton@mac.com


Elder Law News

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America's and Minnesota's Big Disconnect | Star Tribune

Poll: Aging US in denial about long-term care need | MPR News
  
To stay fit, you've got to keep exercising | Pioneer Press

Rural elderly could lose rental assistance | Pioneer Press

MN Faces Looming Workforce Crisis for Long-Term Home Health Care | KSTP

Submitted by Joel Smith, Esq.
joel@koslawfirm.com




Elder Law Cases

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A12-0913
In re the Custody of:  Shawn A. Pehrson, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Heather Marie Heidi Northrup, Respondent; Anthony Levine, intervenor, Appellant.
RODENBERG, Judge

In this third-party custody dispute, appellant challenges the district court’s dismissal of his third-party custody petition without an evidentiary hearing.  We affirm.
The opinion is available here.
This opinion will be unpublished and may not be cited except as provided by Minn. Stat. § 480A.08, subd. 3 (2012).

Submitted by Andrea Palumbo, Esq.
andrea.m.palumbo@gmail.com


Elder Law Statutes, Regulations, and Bulletins

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There are no new statutes, regulations or bulletins to report this week. 


Upcoming Events and CLE Programs

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This summer, Hamline Law is offering Elder Law both for law school credit and for CLE.  It will be taught by former Elder Section chair Suzy Scheller, and runs from June 14-17. To view the schedule and course description, click here.

Submitted by Thaddeus Pope, J.D., Ph.D.
tpope01@hamline.edu

 

Elder Law Section Activities

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MA COMMITTEE MEETING: The next MA Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. 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 tfenske@mnelderlaw.com 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, and the Annual meeting, will be on Friday, June 21, 2013 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: lzdychnec@mnelderlaw.com.

 

Elder Law Website

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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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