MiCAFE Community Partners go the extra mile!

by Audra Ellis, MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison MiCAFE (Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly), a program of Elder Law of Michigan, informs seniors about available benefits, like food assistance, and helps them apply. MiCAFE includes a network of over 120 community-based organizations across Michigan and has been serving older adults for nearly 15 years. The MiCAFE network coordinates outreach and application assistance efforts … Continue reading MiCAFE Community Partners go the extra mile!

What is the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors?

by Karen Flores, Attorney The Webster’s Dictionary defines a “hotline” as 1) a direct telephone line in constant readiness so as to facilitate immediate communication; 2) a usually toll free telephone service available to the public for some specific purpose.  The second definition is more descriptive of Elder Law of Michigan’s Legal Hotline For Michigan Seniors.  While it would be desirable to have limitless resources … Continue reading What is the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors?

What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare?

by Christine Steinmetz, Hotline Attorney This post is part one of a series of blog posts examining Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare.  The Legal Hotline receives several calls each week regarding the Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare. Many of us have heard of a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and some have been provided with a copy of this document from our healthcare provider. … Continue reading What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare?

Senior Independence – Why Support Independence for Seniors?

by Kathryn Larlee, Attorney This post is part one of a series of blog posts discussing the importance of senior independence in our communities.  The year is 1912 and a young woman sets out from Virginia in a horse drawn buggy.  She is moving to northern Maine with her husband who works for the railroad.  This woman rolls up her sleeves and goes to work, making … Continue reading Senior Independence – Why Support Independence for Seniors?

Elder Abuse Prevention Efforts at ELM

by Skye Felsing, Project Administrator, PREVNT Initiative This post is part one of a series of blog posts covering Elder Law of Michigan’s efforts and partnerships to prevent elder abuse across Michigan. Here at Elder Law of Michigan we are constantly searching for ways to involve ourselves in the betterment of Michigan’s senior community. Over the years this practice has helped spur the growth of our organization, … Continue reading Elder Abuse Prevention Efforts at ELM

ELM Attends Local Law School Recruitment Fairs

by Miles Morley, Legal Assistant As part of our intern recruitment efforts, Elder Law of Michigan takes part in career fairs at Michigan’s various law school. In 2014, ELM participated at recruitment fairs in both Detroit and the Lansing area. This year we attended two recruitment fairs with the goal of connecting with law students for summer internship opportunities. Jadranko Tomic-Bobas, Hotline Managing Attorney, Christopher … Continue reading ELM Attends Local Law School Recruitment Fairs

Thank You Sears For Your Generous Donation!

Working with seniors through MiCAFE, Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly, we see many seniors over 60 who have trouble making ends meet and putting healthy food on their table. Every day, seniors struggle to not only purchase enough food to eat, but to actually eat a balanced diet. Even more problematic is that some seniors have problems chewing food. Over and over … Continue reading Thank You Sears For Your Generous Donation!