Autumn Activities for Seniors

Autumn Activities for Seniors By Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Screening and Application Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Autumn or Fall is such a beautiful time of the year, especially in Michigan, and is just around the corner. Soon we will have beautiful maple leaves to explore and will admire the mixed colors that come with the new season. Many Michiganders enjoy taking walks near the lakes … Continue reading Autumn Activities for Seniors

Winterizing Your Home

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan Check the calendar! It’s the time of year to prepare for winter, whether we want to or not! It’s important to go through certain steps to make sure your home is all set for the low temps and cold winds that winter brings! Better to be safe than sorry and that saying is doubled during … Continue reading Winterizing Your Home

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Client Story

MiCAFE Client Story: Ms. C By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) is a program of Elder Law of Michigan that helps potentially eligible older adults and individuals with disabilities access and apply for public benefits through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). MiCAFE also helps older adults and people with … Continue reading Client Story

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for the services. The Pension Project works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. I Want to Begin Receiving My Pension Benefit, Where Do I Start?  (Part 3) By Sandra Wisnewski, Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

Reaching Into Our Communities Through Collaboration

By Brenda Jones, E-MDT Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan   Last year was tough on everyone! Although processes were somewhat slowed for the U.P. FAST E-MDT (Upper Peninsula Financial Abuse Specialists Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team), we continued to move forward. We are making strides toward creating a team that is committed to coordinating our efforts to serve and protect older and vulnerable adults in our … Continue reading Reaching Into Our Communities Through Collaboration

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

By Christine Steinmetz, Pension Attorney at the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law of Michigan The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for the services. The Pension Project works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. Just ask Ms. N. Ms. N divorced … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

By Christine Steinmetz, Pension Attorney at the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law of Michigan The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for the services. The Pension Project works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. Just ask Ms. S. Ms. S knew she was eligible for … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

I Want to Begin Receiving My Pension Benefit, Where Do I Start?  (Part 2)

A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for the services. The Pension Project works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. I Want to Begin Receiving My Pension Benefit, Where Do I Start? (Part 2) By Sandra Wisnewski, Director … Continue reading I Want to Begin Receiving My Pension Benefit, Where Do I Start?  (Part 2)

How to Protect Yourself From Heat Edema in the Summertime

By Liseia Parisian, Network Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan According to the Cleveland Clinic, edema is a condition characterized by fluid being trapped in body tissues. There are many causes of edema, but heat edema is caused by extensive sitting or standing in hot weather. Heat makes the blood vessels dilate, and gravity causes body fluids to collect in various parts of the body. Edema is … Continue reading How to Protect Yourself From Heat Edema in the Summertime

We Will Be Okay

By Ron Tatro, Director of Michigan Elder Justice Coordinating Council at Elder Law of Michigan There are many challenges to aging such as medical conditions, financial concerns, isolation, and distance from loved ones. As we age, we often reflect on days gone by and how everything has changed. Much of what we knew as a younger person is different today with a new generation taking over. This … Continue reading We Will Be Okay