Why I give: Philanthropy at Elder Law of Michigan

Denise Keiser, Fund Development Specialist November is a month in which we celebrate the culture of philanthropy at Elder Law of Michigan. While many people think of philanthropy as the giving of money to support a specific cause, philanthropy comes in many forms. In fact, the definition of philanthropy is: philanthropy [fi-lan-thruh-pee] noun, An altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of … Continue reading Why I give: Philanthropy at Elder Law of Michigan

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Previously posted in November 2017. On May 16, 1987, a New York Times article announced that the famed actress, Rita Hayworth, had died in her New York apartment from Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 68. It was reported that the actress had been under the care of her daughter since 1981. The public disclosure of the cause of her death brought national and international … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Senior woman in wheelchair with younger woman crouching next to her and smiling.

Dementia Support Program for Caregivers

Previously posted in November 2017. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. According to the World Health Organization and the Alzheimer’s Association, there are approximately 47 million people in the world with dementia and approximately 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. In addition, every 66 seconds someone develops the disease. Dementia effects mainly older adults; however, it can affect younger adults … Continue reading Dementia Support Program for Caregivers

Helping veterans and active duty military members

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our freedom. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the respect they deserve. Social Security’s disability program is an important part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. For military members … Continue reading Helping veterans and active duty military members

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Worried about a missing pension or 401(k)? Here’s where you can get help

Via Detroit Free Press By Susan Tompor Randy Sigley, 63, who grew up in West Virginia, remembers that jobs were hard to come by in the mid-1970s so he headed to Ohio to work in a factory making concrete pipe. He got that job about a year out of high school and made sure to hold onto it at least 10 years because he always heard that he’d … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Worried about a missing pension or 401(k)? Here’s where you can get help

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): State to monitor underfunded Midland pension

Via Midland Daily News By John Kennett An underfunded pension plan has forced the City of Midland to take corrective action with the state. The City of Midland has three defined-benefit retirement plans. Two of those, the Retiree Health Care and Public Act 345, Fire Fighters and Police Officers Retirement Act, are in good shape according to state officials. But, the third, the Municipal Employees’ … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): State to monitor underfunded Midland pension