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When: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Where: AAA Headquarters Office
5400 Auto Club Way
St. Louis Park, Minnesota  55416
United States

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$15 CAI-MN members
$20 nonmembers

Session Details

Join us for an evening seminar with experienced professionals to answer your questions about Aging in Place.

Aging…we’re all experiencing it. We’re living in one of the most important population changes ever in our state, in our country and throughout the world. Baby Boomers born after WWII are living longer than ever before, creating new opportunities and challenges in our communities.

Called Aging in Place, most of us want to remain in our homes as long as safely possible, including our homes in community associations. As we age, we may experience changes in our health that affect our ability to live independently and perform important activities of daily living at home and in the community.

In response, a wide variety of health and social services are available to meet our needs. Aging in Place presents unique and important issues for volunteer leaders and professional managers of community associations subject to governing documents and federal, state and local laws.

Learning Objectives

Attendees should be able to:

  • Describe demographic trends of an aging population who wish to remain living in their own homes.
  • Describe home modifications that enable persons to remain living in their homes as they age.
  • Describe the scope of home and community-base services that enable persons to remain living in their homes as they age.
  • Describe Board consideration of aging in place issues relating to the Fair Housing Act and governing documents

Speaker Information

Michael Aguirre, MSW, Metropolitan Area Agency on Againg

Michael Aguirre (sounds like Ugh-gear-ray), MSW, is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker working for the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging. His role has been to provide outreach to the 7-county metro area to inform seniors and their families of services provided through the Senior LinkAge Line®. He provides community education on a variety of topics, exhibits at fairs and conferences and actively participates in community collaborative efforts aimed at impacting services for older adults. Michael recently began overseeing the team of social workers involved in Long Term Care Options Counseling and their work with community members. He has a Master’s Degree in Geriatric Social Work from the University of Michigan and received his Bachelor Degree in Social Work at the University of Texas.

Lynn Boergerhoff – President, Woodstock Homeowners Association

Lynn is President of the Master Board of the 227-unit Woodstock Homeowners Association in Bloomington, MN. Lynn has led the Association through day-to-day operations and several significant improvement projects and policy decisions. Lynn is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR), an affiliate of the national Community Association Institute (CAI). He is currently among leaders of the FCAR Research Committee’s major effort to develop best practices and a research agenda regarding Aging in Place in community associations. Lynn is also Chair of the Community Association Volunteer Leader Committee of the CAI-Minnesota chapter. Lynn recently retired as a Senior Planning Analyst at Hennepin County’s Human Services and Public Health Department in Minneapolis where he conducted survey research and managed, analyzed, and reported survey research data. Lynn’s volunteer work also includes active membership in the Master Recycler Group, working with the Bloomington City Council to improve trash and recycling in the city. Lynn’s previous work experience includes Assistant Professor of Health Science at Mankato State University and EMT-Paramedic with Allina Medical Transportation. Lynn’s other interests include dancing, banjo playing, bicycling and geographic information system (GIS) computer mapping. Lynn lives happily ever after with his wife, Elaine, in Lakeville, Minnesota.

Alissa Boroff, BA, CAPS, COTA/L, MN-AS, Director, Assess Solutions

Alissa holds degrees in interior design and in occupational therapy. This combination of experience and education provides her with the skills and insight to create functional and pleasing environments to meet the needs of clients and promote safe and independent living for people of all ages and abilities. Prior to founding Access Solutions, Alissa worked for residential and commercial design firms specializing in senior housing and accessible design. She also has worked in skilled nursing facilities providing therapy to seniors. These experiences have given her first hand knowledge and access to the barriers that seniors and the aging encounter on a daily basis. She also is involved in many local and state organizations focused on seniors and aging in place, teaching and speaking about aging in place and universal design to students, professionals, and community members. Alissa is the current chair of the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of the National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) Board of Directors for the National Aging in Place Council, 50+ Housing Council at the Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities (BATC). She also has served as an adjunct faculty member at St. Catherine University and is certified as an NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) instructor for the Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) program.

Alice D. Finley

Now retired, Alice was a manager of condominiums for senior citizens for 20 years.  She has an academic background in science education and gerontology.  She is fascinated by the interactions among a building, its systems and its occupants, and has been applying her science background to issues of multi-family building durability, sustainability, and energy efficiency. 

Believing that community associations are best served through education and advocacy, she was active in the Community Associations Institute (CAI), Minnesota Chapter.  In her tenure on the board of directors and the Education Committee, she designed and taught classes to educate association leaders, managers, and Realtors on association management, aging and building operations.  She wrote several articles for the CAI newsletter. To keep abreast of trends in community association management she maintained the CAI certification – Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation. 


Professional Credentials & Real Estate Credits:

Professional Credentials:
All CAI-MN events qualify toward earning and maintaining your professional credentials (CMCA, AMS, PCAM, etc.). Visit the Professional Credentials webpage to learn more! Click Here

Real Estate Credits:
CAI-MN submits application for Real Estate Credits with the state of Minnesota for each educational program.

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