The Office of Services to the Aging has issued a Request for Proposal to operate the State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program beginning Fiscal Year 2015 – 2017. Please see the Request for Proposal document for details here. Continue reading State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
We have received the pictures taken at the Sixth Annual Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards in Farmington Hills, MI and Wyoming, MI. The events were very successful, and provided us with the opportunity to honor individuals around the state of Michigan that have made significant contributions in the fields of aging and law. A special thanks to our photographer, Jena McShane, for her hard … Continue reading The Sixth Annual Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards Pictures are Here!
by Christopher Jackson, JD While most think of Michigan as a manufacturing state, Michigan’s agricultural production continues to be a substantial economic contributor to the state. Although much of the agricultural products produced in Michigan are exported to other states and countries, this agricultural production still plays a vital role in supplying food to Michiganders. Farmers’ markets play a vital role in connecting consumers directly … Continue reading Use Your Farmers’ Market to Eat Healthy This Summer
We all know eating healthy is important, but many people often struggle with creating weekly meals that are affordable, yet still delicious. A graduate from NYU has developed a cookbook filled with recipes that fall within a SNAP participants average budget, but without skimping on flavor or good ingredients. The beautiful cookbook is currently free online in PDF format, but is also part of a … Continue reading Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) recently received some exciting news from American Public Television that 155 PBS stations have agreed to show Fleeced: Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Fraud in the next few months. NCRC and WFYI Productions teamed up to produce a hard-hitting and informative documentary on the impact of financial exploitation of older adults. Fleeced tells the stories of how individuals and families transform themselves from … Continue reading “Fleeced: Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Fraud” May be Coming to Your PBS Station!
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps millions of seniors each year put healthy food on their tables. There are, however, common misconceptions about the SNAP program that often prevent older adults from enrolling in the program. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has put together a great fact sheet called “Seniors & SNAP: 5 Myths Busted,” that address these common misconceptions and provide some … Continue reading Seniors & SNAP: 5 Myths Busted
by Lindsay Felsing, M.S.W., Director of Economic Security How Can You Prevent Elder Abuse? The first post in this series defined various types of elder abuse with an emphasis on financial exploitation. The second post examined why older adults are the frequent targets of financial exploitation as a potential symptom and microcosm of a societal problem: overarching, negative views of aging in America. Now, let’s … Continue reading The Financial Exploitation of Our Elders, Culture, and Ageism: Part Three