MASWA | July Meeting

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Took place on July 24, 2014 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Calvary Lutheran Church 7520 Golden Valley Rd. Golden Valley, MN 55427

Topic: Overview of Elder Abuse, Neglect and Vulnerable Adult Reporting

 Presenter: Jim Tift

Jim Tift is the former Community Services Coordinator at Tubman Elder Care & Rights Center. He has worked  as Director of an Assisted Living facility and memory care unit in a skilled nursing facility. He is a former Director of Education and Training in the Aging Division of the MN Department of Human Services and Director of Education in Senior Services at Fairview Hospitals. He has also been a community faculty member teaching courses in the Human Services Program at Metropolitan State University for 35 years. Jim has an M.A. in gerontology.


  • Outline the continuum of awareness and intervention related to the protective services system
  • Define who is considered a vulnerable adult and how maltreatment is defined in MN statute
  • Define and give examples of types of elder abuse and possible reasons for abuse and neglect
  • List warning signs that might indicate that someone is being abused
  • Describe mandatory reporting requirements related to suspected elder abuse
  • Identify specific resources to contact regarding elder abuse and neglect

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Open Networking
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm – Speaker and Sponsor Introductions
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Presentation


Calvary Lutheran Church
7520 Golden Valley Rd., Room N005
Golden Valley, MN  55427