After graduating from Luther College with a degree in Sociology and Religion, Angie Swetland’s first job was as an Activity Director in a small-town nursing home. Over 40 years later, she retired from her position as Corporate Director of Customer Relations at Presbyterian Homes and Services (PHS). During her time at PHS, she developed curricula for Dementia Care services and worked with teams at each site to assure that care protocols were in place. She also assisted in the development of a Dementia Care Specialist certification program offered jointly by the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota and North Dakota, and served on its faculty.
Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of Our Lady of Peace Hospice and Home and facilitates a Dementia Caregiver Support Group at Easter Lutheran Church.
Angie enjoys public speaking and has spoken at the annual Meetings of Leading Age of Minnesota, Leading Age (national), and at the Alzheimer’s Association National Dementia Care Conference. In addition, she was on the faculty of the Housing with Services Management Certificate program offered through Leading Age of Minnesota. She has also spoken to area churches about Dementia Care.