Save the Date for the 6th Annual Call to Justice Awards!

Please join us for the 6th Annual Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards! These are two special events honoring four individuals around the state that have made significant and inspiring contributions to the needs of vulnerable adults. The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards are an Access to Justice event in partnership with the Michigan State Bar Foundation. The 2014 honorees are: The … Continue reading Save the Date for the 6th Annual Call to Justice Awards!

Boot Camps Are Back!

Boot Camps are back! Let us help you shape up your knowledge on various topics that apply to older adults and people with disabilities. Many of you have attended our boot camps in the past, and we are excited to start off the year with three trainings in the Lansing area. This year, we will be offering the following topics: Medicaid, Medicare, and Guardianship. The … Continue reading Boot Camps Are Back!

Free E-Booklet Download: After the Loss of a Loved One

Since 1990, Elder Law of Michigan’s Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors has counseled thousands of older people about the decisions and issues following the death of a close friend of family member. We recognize that clear written information exploring the connections between grief and legal decisions that follow the death of loved ones would be helpful. “After the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide … Continue reading Free E-Booklet Download: After the Loss of a Loved One

Employee of the Month: Audra Ellis

Audra Ellis is the Outreach Specialist for MiCAFE (Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly).  MiCAFE provides benefit application assistance to seniors over 60.  Its focus is on food assistance programs, helping their get the food they need to making ends meet. One of the most rewarding parts of Audra’s job is when she meets seniors who are in desperate straits and can help … Continue reading Employee of the Month: Audra Ellis

10 Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

by Char Brooks, J.D. As we all know, this winter has been epic in terms of unpredictable and frigid weather.  The groundhog has seen his shadow so we’ve got at least another six weeks to go. Adults who are frail or ill are particularly susceptible to hypothermia, a condition where body heat is lost faster than it can be replaced.   Since hypothermia can set in … Continue reading 10 Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

President Obama Signed the Farm Bill into Law at Michigan State University

by Lindsay Felsing, MSW; Director, Economic Security You may have heard about President Obama coming all the way to Michigan State University to sign the Farm Bill into law last Friday, but what does it all mean and how does it affect seniors in Michigan? Let’s break it down. What is the Farm Bill? The Farm Bill is a piece of legislation, typically passed every … Continue reading President Obama Signed the Farm Bill into Law at Michigan State University

Legislative Update Pertaining to Seniors

There are multiple pieces of current legislation that could be of interest to older adults and organizations that work with older adults. We regularly track these pieces of legislation, and have them posted on our website for your convenience. View the legislative updates here. We also give a summation of all current legislation in our monthly e-newsletter. To sign up for our e-newsletter and receive … Continue reading Legislative Update Pertaining to Seniors