From The Detroit News: Orr urges unions to reach agreement or risk funding toward pensions

The following excerpt was taken from The Detroit News. Read the full article here. Ann Arbor— Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr on Tuesday amped up the pressure for a bankruptcy deal, warning unions that funds pledged toward pensions are at risk and proceeding with plans for a privately run water department. Orr, speaking at the University of Michigan, urged the city’s unions to reach an … Continue reading From The Detroit News: Orr urges unions to reach agreement or risk funding toward pensions

Why Eating Well and Exercising Daily Have Such Substantial Benefits

by Shirley Brown, Healthy Living Coach As the Healthy Living Coach for Elder Law of Michigan, it is an honor and a privilege to serve senior citizens and assist them with living a better, healthier lifestyle.  Being able to advise seniors on the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables and getting 30 minutes of physical exercise daily is very rewarding.  In order to do this, … Continue reading Why Eating Well and Exercising Daily Have Such Substantial Benefits

MSHDA Launches Program to Assist Homebuyers

The following content is an excerpt from Capitol Briefs, a publication of the Legal Services Association of Michigan. To read the full March Capitol Brief, click here.  The Michigan State Housing Development Authority last month unveiled an expanded program to provide assistance to Michigan homeowners seeking to move to a new home, called MI Next Home.  This would broaden the current MI First Home program.  … Continue reading MSHDA Launches Program to Assist Homebuyers

How Should We Think About Nutrition as We Age?

Eating well as we age is important not only to keep our bodies healthy, but to keep our minds healthy as well. The article below, taken from HelpGuide.org, breaks down nutrition for those over 50 by discussing caloric intake, adding nutrients to you diet that you body needs, and tips for wholesome eating. This article is filled with great information about feeding the body, mind, … Continue reading How Should We Think About Nutrition as We Age?

Enjoy Nutritious Local Food From the Farmer’s Market

by Char Brooks, JD As spring is approaching, fresh produce may seem more accessible through the farmer’s market.  In addition to offering fresh fruits and vegetables, many markets have arts and crafts from local vendors as well as live music. There may be activities for kids and adults too.   You never know what you’ll find at the farmer’s market – that’s why it’s so much … Continue reading Enjoy Nutritious Local Food From the Farmer’s Market

Employee of the Month: Sheila Robison

by Char Brooks, JD Sheila began working with Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) in 2009 as a volunteer for the Consumer Fraud Prevention Project.  As part of her volunteer job, she reached out to seniors about potential scams, how to avoid them, how to be aware of them, and sent out information if needed or requested. From there she went on to the Intake Department … Continue reading Employee of the Month: Sheila Robison

Area Restaurants That Cater to Vegetarians, Vegans, and Gluten-Free Diets

by Skye Felsing Living in the Lansing area and being a vegan can be frustrating at times, especially when first starting out. Figuring out new recipes to accommodate your diet is difficult. Finding restaurants that have menu options to accommodate your diet can seem even more difficult, mainly when you live in an area where vegan restaurants haven’t exactly taken root. However, when you take … Continue reading Area Restaurants That Cater to Vegetarians, Vegans, and Gluten-Free Diets