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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Think Again Brooklyns forum: Navigating Health Care Career Paths and Living Arrangements with Care

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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Brooklyn Park Library
8500 West Broadway Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN , 55443

This forum will center on changes in the health care work force and the people needing care.


  • 6:00 p.m., pizza buffet and social
  • 6:30 p.m., program


The event Minnesota's state demographers have been discussing for years, has arrived - the retirement of the large cohort born after World War II called the "Baby Boomers,"  which brings with it several big changes in Minnesota's work force.

These include:

  • A decline in the labor force
  • An increase in the need for health care
  • Substantial job opportunities including an especially large growth in the need for health care workers 

This forum will center on these changes in both the health care work force and the people needing care.


Lyna Nyamwaya, RN, PHN, Doctor of Nursing Practice student

Lyna Nyamwaya is an administrative manager at North Memorial Hospital and president of the African Nurses Network. Lyna will speak on the educational path one can take in nursing, how nursing education can be coordinated with occupational positions of increasing responsibility, and the characteristics of an outstanding nurse. She will also discuss the current participation and potential for immigrants and minorities in nursing and explain the purpose and activities of the African Nurses Network.

Sally Schoephoerster, regional ombudsman, Office of the Ombudsman for Long-Term Care, Minnesota Board on Aging

The Office of Ombudsman serves consumers who receive long-term care services in nursing facilities, assisted living, and their own private homes. Sally is the ombudsman for Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Robbinsdale, and other northern suburbs. She will tell us about her work, about the most common problems with which people need help, and about which care setting works best for people with different health problems.


Register for this forum on Facebook

Email Carol Woehrer


Think Again Brooklyns


City of Brooklyn Park

League of Women Voters, Brooklyn Park, Oseeo, Maple Grove Chapter

The African Nurses Network


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