Elder Law of Michigan in the news: Cass County Probate Court to host elder abuse training May 30

Via LeaderPub.com By Sarah Culton CASSOPOLIS — The senior population is one of the most vulnerable in Cass County, which is why area professionals will be meeting later this month to learn ways to better protect them from abuse. The Cass County Probate Court will host an elder abuse training from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at the Cass County Council on … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan in the news: Cass County Probate Court to host elder abuse training May 30

Educating Students about Social Security

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist In May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and honor all of the educators who are preparing students for the future. Social Security knows that a well-informed instructor is usually the best one suited to educate others. That’s why we have online resources that are easy to access and share. Social Security’s Educator Toolkit is a rich resource … Continue reading Educating Students about Social Security

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

By Stephanie Woods, Empowerment Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Did you know senior isolation can lead to an increased risk of depression, cognitive decline, and a higher rate of mortality? Social isolation also makes seniors more susceptible to elder abuse, as they typically have less access to help. Physical activity and technology have been shown to reduce isolation and loneliness, but one of the … Continue reading Retired Senior Volunteer Program

Urban Farming

By Lyndsy Gamet, Stakeholder and Network Partners Manager at Elder Law of Michigan Urban farming, also known as urban agriculture, has been around for centuries. It is simply growing, processing, and distributing food in urban areas. The practice of urban farming faces many challenges in modern times, including lack of space, lack of knowledge and interest, and laws that prohibit types of urban farming in some … Continue reading Urban Farming

Social Security Announces Top 10 Baby Names

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Each May, Social Security releases the top 10 baby names of the previous year. We are the leading source for America’s popular names because almost every newborn gets a Social Security number at birth. In a way, your name is your first “personal” information — a piece of identification that you have for the rest of your … Continue reading Social Security Announces Top 10 Baby Names

Senior Citizen Discount for Taxes

Guest post, by Kate Moss, Relationship Manager with Equanimity Wealth Management Jadranko Tomic Bobas, J.D., Managing Hotline Attorney at Elder Law of Michigan Being eligible to use senior citizen discounts is like a rite of passage in life. It says, ‘You’ve made it!’ Be proud of your age and take your senior citizen discount at McDonald’s for coffee, get cheaper movie tickets and even ask … Continue reading Senior Citizen Discount for Taxes