Let’s talk about Farmers Markets! What are they and how do they address hunger?

by Skye Felsing, MiCAFE Farmers markets have been around for a long time, but recently we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of markets in Michigan. According to the Michigan Farmers Market Association, there are now over 300 markets across Michigan. There were just 90 markets in 2001. So why have they become so popular? What advantages do they give us over our … Continue reading Let’s talk about Farmers Markets! What are they and how do they address hunger?

September is Suicide Prevention Month

by Kellie Baker, MiCAFE Outreach Coordinator September is Disaster Preparedness Month, Food Safety Month, Guide Dog Month, all important issues to be discussed, but it is also Suicide Prevention Month.  While this isn’t the most exciting thing to talk about, it is incredibly important that it is talked about.  Suicide has touched many in some way.  Elderly suicide is a serious problem in the United … Continue reading September is Suicide Prevention Month

Help protect against Elder Abuse this Holiday Season

The National Center on Elder Abuse has begun their Home for the Holiday’s Elder Abuse Prevention campaign. As part of this campaign, the NCEA has released an informational brochure highlighting how to identify elder abuse and what steps can be taken to prevent and or stop elder abuse. Elder abuse affects 1 in 10 American seniors and with your help, we all can help put an … Continue reading Help protect against Elder Abuse this Holiday Season

Making a Good Thing Better: When is a Hotline Not a Hotline?

by Keith Morris, President, Elder Law of Michigan At Elder Law of Michigan, we are always looking for ways to provide better service to our clients.  Starting October 1, 2014, we will be changing the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors in response to feedback from our clients. Beginning Wednesday, October 1, 2014, the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors will become a more traditional hotline–with our legal … Continue reading Making a Good Thing Better: When is a Hotline Not a Hotline?

Employee of the Month: Jessica Sanchez

by Char Brooks, Project Healthy Living Coach and Attorney Elder Law of Michigan is so fortunate to have Attorney Jessica Sanchez as the Housing Services Manager at ELM’s Housing Rights Center of Michigan.  As the Housing Services Manager, Ms. Sanchez manages a multi-county Mid-Michigan property tax and mortgage foreclosure prevention initiative, and provides legal advice and counseling services to homeowners and tenants. Along with being licensed … Continue reading Employee of the Month: Jessica Sanchez

Repost in honor of Hunger Action Month: MiCAFE Helps Seniors Eat Healthy

This post was originally published on March 14, 2014 by Stuart White, PhD For more than ten years, the Michigan Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) program has paved the way for a select group of seniors in need of nutritional assistance. MiCAFE provides person to person assistance with preparing and submitting an application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Formerly known … Continue reading Repost in honor of Hunger Action Month: MiCAFE Helps Seniors Eat Healthy

MiCAFE addresses hunger among homebound seniors in metro Detroit.

by Cappie Williams, MiCAFE Metro Detroit Outreach Coordinator As a part of my work as the MiCAFE (Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly) Metro Detroit Outreach Coordinator, I help homebound seniors apply for food assistance and other benefits right in their own home as they cannot make it to a MiCAFE site or local Department of Human Services office to apply. Last year, … Continue reading MiCAFE addresses hunger among homebound seniors in metro Detroit.