50 or older? It’s time to get tested!

Are you or is someone you care about 50 or older? Then it’s time to talk with a doctor about getting screened for colon cancer. The American Cancer Society® recommends that everyone 50 and older start and be tested regularly. People who have colon cancer or colon polyps in their families should talk to their doctor at an earlier age about getting tested. Although colon … Continue reading 50 or older? It’s time to get tested!

Staff Spotlight: Kaitlyn Mardeusz

Hello ELM family! It is a pleasure to introduce myself. My name is Kaitlyn Mardeusz, and I am the new Legal Assistant in the office. Although law has been a significant part of my life for the past few years, there are also many other passions I have. So sit back, relax, grab a nice cup of coffee, and I hope you enjoy my mini­introduction … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Kaitlyn Mardeusz

Cabin Fever to Spring Fever

by Karen Flores, J.D., Hotline Attorney After enduring another Michigan winter with below-normal temperatures and arctic wind chills, spring has finally arrived. With spring comes more daylight and temperate weather which beckon us to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, do some spring cleaning around the house, and perhaps get more organized Being cooped up inside during the winter months can have … Continue reading Cabin Fever to Spring Fever

What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare? – Part Two

by Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney This post is part two of a series of blog posts examining Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare. Part one can be found here.  In our last blog, we discussed what a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare is and some questions that are frequently asked regarding it. As we discussed previously, a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare is … Continue reading What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare? – Part Two

Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loan

by Michael Wendel, Administrative Specialist Low-income Detroit residents now have a new option to help with home repairs. A 0% Interest Home Repair Loan is a new option to assist homeowners with needed repairs. You must own your own home and have lived in it for the past 6 months. To qualify, you must have a credit score of at least 560. You can attain your credit … Continue reading Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loan

Staff Spotlight: The Loving Locks of Dawn Kepler

by Audra Ellis, MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison Sometimes working for non-profit organization can be heartbreaking. You hear about clients going through foreclosure, having to choose between buying food and buying medication, and difficult legal issues. It’s the good stories that keep us going; seeing the difference that we make. I stay motivated when I see the dedication and kindness I’m surrounded with on a daily basis. … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: The Loving Locks of Dawn Kepler

American Diabetes Awareness Day

March 24, 2015 is the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Alert Day. Around 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 8.1 million of those are undiagnosed. It is estimated that 25.9% (11.8 million) of Americans age 65 and older have diabetes. Diabetes costs Americans roughly $176 billion for direct medical costs in 2012. It is estimated that an additional 86 million have prediabetes (or blood … Continue reading American Diabetes Awareness Day