LOCAL SENIOR ORGANIZATIONS:
Metro Elder Services Association (MESA):
The Metro Elder Services Association (MESA) is an association of senior-service professionals serving the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area of Minnesota. Working together, MESA informs the public and professionals about the issues impacting seniors and the services available to provide solutions to their needs.
Minneapolis Area Senior Workers (MASWA):
MASWA is a community organization of those working to assist the elderly in maintaining health and independence. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Our mission is to develop a multidisciplinary community of professionals working in the field of aging who are educated, supported, and interconnected so they may improve services and advocate for older adults.
St. Paul Area Senior Workers (SPSWA):
St Paul The purpose of SPSWA is: To provide individuals working in the field of aging an opportunity to participate in the group for information on programs and concerns of seniors; to exchange ideas and resources; to examine issues affecting seniors; to provide information on current legislative issues in a non-biased manner and to advocate for the well-being of seniors.
Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA):
MOTA’s mission is to enhance the professional development of its members, promote the profession of occupational therapy, and advocate for the provision of occupational therapy services across all practice areas, populations and geographic locations in Minnesota.
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA):
We envision that occupational therapy is a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society’s occupational needs.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
Serving the public interest by advancing client care and professional practice through evidence-based certification standards and the validation of knowledge essential for effective practice in occupational therapy.
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA):
Physical therapists are recognized by consumers and other health care professionals as the practitioners of choice to whom consumers have access for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions, and environmental barriers related to movement, function, and health.
Minnesota Physical Therapy Association (MPTA):
As a member-driven and volunteer-led organization, the Minnesota Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (MN APTA) leads its membership in advocating for and securing the future of the profession of physical therapy.
APTA Move Forward:
MoveForwardPT.com is the official consumer information website of the American Physical Therapy Association. Board members review and/or author resources for the site while striving to provide the most current, relevant, evidence-based information about the physical therapist’s role in the treatment of various conditions in language that’s easy to understand.
APTA Section on Geriatrics:
Geriatrics, health care concerned with the aging, is a rapidly growing specialty in physical therapy. The Section on Geriatrics supports those therapists, assistants and students that work with an aging population in roles of advocacy, direct patient care, consultation, supervision, and education.