Eating with the seasons!

by Kellie Baker, MiCAFE Outreach Coordinator Eating healthy isn’t always easy, regardless of your budget.  Often packaged, processed foods are less expensive, keep longer, are easily prepared and readily available.  Unfortunately, eating these foods frequently comes with health consequences making it important to limit how often you eat these foods.  Sometimes though, finding fresh foods, especially fruits and vegetables can be challenging.  We are fortunate … Continue reading Eating with the seasons!

They are my parents and I’d do anything in the world for them.

by Keith Morris, President and CEO, Elder Law of Michigan This past Thursday, I was reminded of why I do the work that I do. While traveling to Washington, DC on a small plane, I was fortunate enough to sit next to a nice lady who had flown to Lansing to help her father, who has dementia. She and her four siblings were trying to … Continue reading They are my parents and I’d do anything in the world for them.

Steps To Take Before Drafting a Durable Power of Attorney For Finances – Part Two

By Christine Steinmetz, Hotline Attorney This post is the second part of a series of blog posts. Part one can be found here.  In our last blog, we discussed what exactly a Durable Power of Attorney document is and the first four steps you can take to draft one.  As we discussed previous, a Durable Power of Attorney allows you to make decisions and designate your … Continue reading Steps To Take Before Drafting a Durable Power of Attorney For Finances – Part Two

Employee of the Month: Chris Jackson

by Char Brooks, Project Healthy Living Coach and Attorney Known for his technical expertise as well as his incredibly patient way of dealing with staff and clients, Chris Jackson is our Communications Coordinator, Project Administrator, and an Attorney. Many of us refer to him as “Action Jackson” because he is able to get so many things done at one time efficiently with a smile.  He … Continue reading Employee of the Month: Chris Jackson

Project Healthy Living: Eat Well Spend Less

by Char Brooks, Project Healthy Living Coach and Attorney You know it’s a good idea to eat healthy.  Though there may be no consensus on what healthy eating really is, you know it’s not fast food.  Whether financial resources are limited or not, there are many reasons you may choose to eat whatever you want.  After all, it’s easy right? It may be easy to … Continue reading Project Healthy Living: Eat Well Spend Less

The ABC’s of Pension Acronyms

by Sandra Wisnewski, Director, Mid-America Pension Rights Project Welcome to the Elder Law of Michigan blog  My name is Sandra Wisnewski and I am the Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project. Hopefully, you have already read some of the stories about our efforts on behalf of our clients.   As you can imagine, we get lots of questions regarding pensions. This is the first of … Continue reading The ABC’s of Pension Acronyms

Hunger Action Month may have ended, but the fight against hunger continues.

              by: Lindsay Felsing, Director of Economic Security September was Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign bringing greater attention to the issue of hunger and mobilizing the public to take action on the issue.  Throughout the month, we blogged about senior hunger and how we work to address the problem in partnership with other community-based organizations, we shared the voice … Continue reading Hunger Action Month may have ended, but the fight against hunger continues.