2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

By Mary Beth Sartorius, Staff Accountant at Elder Law of Michigan On August 21, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Presbyterian Villages of Michigan with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for their longstanding commitment to serving seniors and communities. The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. to … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

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

By Sandra Wisnewski, Director of 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. Q. Ms. Q. worked for … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project ): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

Waves or Woods?

By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan As Michigan summers are never as long as we’d like, many people take advantage of the beautiful weather to explore the state. For people who use wheelchairs, however, spontaneous excursions are not always feasible due to inaccessible terrain or buildings. Here are some resources for exploring nature in Michigan. Michigan is famous for its … Continue reading Waves or Woods?

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Phyllis J. Edwards

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan On August 21, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Phyllis J. Edwards, Executive Director for Bridging Communities with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award. The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. to advocate for, educate, and assist … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Phyllis J. Edwards

Home Safety Tips for Seniors Living Alone

By Shirley Brown, Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan The senior population faces many challenges, safety at home being one of them. There are so many safety precautions that need to be taken. After living in a home for over 40 years new ideas can be helpful to enable seniors to live safe, happy lives in their homes. Safety for Seniors at … Continue reading Home Safety Tips for Seniors Living Alone

Personal Emergency Response Systems

By Michelle Jackson, Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are easy to use devices for seniors. During a fall or an emergency situation, the response systems can save lives and provide extra security for seniors. Many seniors feel they do not need one of these devices. They fear these devices make them look incompetent or their pride … Continue reading Personal Emergency Response Systems

The Human Utility

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Have you ever had to live without running water? At best, living without running water can be challenging; for older adults and people with disabilities, this situation can be life-threatening. Many low-income older adults and people with disabilities do not have easy access to transportation. Even with reliable transportation, tasks like grocery shopping can … Continue reading The Human Utility