MORA Email Update 7/9/2020


Hello all!

I hope you are all staying cool and dry, what crazy weather it’s been!

Once again, tons of good, jam packed info on the “goings on” at MORA. And…spoiler alert, read to the end for 2 very special shout outs….

Every conversation counts. Recruiting and Hiring

Inspiring reminders in Wednesday’s Zoom this week on hiring and recruiting from Human Resources’ Brian Jorgensen. First steps, the importance of our own stories and referral bonuses. 612-271-6188,


Do you need a paper copy of the employee pulse survey?   No problem!

Contact : Quality Enhancement Nikki Storebo, 612-718 0983,


Work-Life Balance
Establish a stable and sustainable way to work while maintaining health and general well-being.

Come join for virtual Zoom sessions and see how to take your balance up the next level!

Tuesday, July 14th 12:00—12:30pm

  • How to create the effective to-do list
  • Scheduling “Me time”
  • Managing your mind


Communication Skills—Languages, Cultures…

Our next sessions will feature simple skills for communicating within diverse language backgrounds and cultural perspectives.
Understanding, connection and better relationships are well worth the effort.

Wednesday, July 15  from 3:00 – 3:30pm

Wednesday, August 5  from  3:00 – 3:30pm


Client Art Contest from Appreciation & Recognition Committee

DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Drop-off artwork with client name/program at Victoria. CONTACT: Katie Mika,


You are invited to an Anti-Racism Study Dialogue Circle pilot group

MORA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI), we have a special opportunity to try something new. “Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles provide experiences that build awareness, knowledge, communication across structures of domination, motivation and commitment.” – ASDIC,  Date and Time: Friday, July 17 from 10am 12pm, option to stay for a provided lunch. Location: This is an in-person and safely socially-distanced circle. Masks required. Location will be either in Chanhassen or Victoria.

Space for 20 people and open to all current MORA employees. This is next week so please check with your Supervisor/Director on any scheduling needs. Please only respond to this invitation if you can confirm your availability and presence. Click on link below to fill out a short participation form.

Questions: Jessica Gallo, Communications, or 952-401-4855


Please click to support adult day services across Minnesota From
As we know, day programs have been challenged with COVID-19 to continue to operate in a sustainable way. Please join us to support programs around Minnesota — including MORA’s Adult Day Services (ADS) by contacting legislators to fund retention grants.

Contact your legislators to take action in future legislation addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

To send a letter:

  1. Click and enter your contact information to be matched with your legislators.
    2.   Edit the pre-written letter to share your story, such as the name of your community.
    3.   Click SEND! Your message will automatically be sent directly to your legislators.


On top of ALL of this great work… we have also stayed true to our mission & values and are making great strides on our Strategic Plan.

Thanks to ALL of you; your hard work and dedication to the people we serve !!!! 


If you’ve made it this far ….:)  Special SHOUT OUT to….Jessica Gallo for helping me get these updates ready and gorgeous each and every week. AND…to Hennepin County Case Management – they hit their 1,000th client served this week!!! Pretty soon we’ll “own” that McDonalds sign that says “1 million served” ?