Wills vs. Trusts – Part 1

by Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney The Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors receives many calls each week regarding estate planning documents. Clients often call with questions regarding wills and trusts and what are the differences between the two. Many clients have heard of these documents, yet they are confused as to what each document can do for them. Wills and trusts are estate planning documents … Continue reading Wills vs. Trusts – Part 1

PREVNT: Connecting Seniors to Resources and Services

by Skye Felsing, Project Administrator, PREVNT Initiative This post is part two of a series of blog posts covering Elder Law of Michigan’s efforts and partnerships to prevent elder abuse across Michigan. In February, we shared with you one of the four segments within our new elder abuse project called the PREVNT Initiative.  This month we are excited to share the second segment we are working … Continue reading PREVNT: Connecting Seniors to Resources and Services

Protect Yourself from Telephone and Mobile Service Scams

by Miles Morley, Legal Assistant This post is a continuation of series on fraud and protecting yourself from scams. Part one can be found here and part two can be found here.  Telephone and mobile service fraud was the second most common category for Michigan residents in the Consumer Sentinel Network’s 2014 data book. CSN defined telephone and mobile service fraud as “[c]omplaints about advertising … Continue reading Protect Yourself from Telephone and Mobile Service Scams

Administrative Professionals Day

by Chris Jackson, J.D., Communications Coordinator and Project Administrator Wednesday, April 22nd, is Administrative Professionals Day! Here at ELM we want to take a moment to recognize our wonderful Administrative staff members, Rachael Savoie and Mary Beth Daley. Without their hard work and many contributions, ELM’s programs would grind to a halt. Rachael Savoie, our April Employee of the Month, serves as ELM’s Office Manager. … Continue reading Administrative Professionals Day

A Step Forward Michigan Success Story: Anne

by Katie Burns, J.D., Attorney, Housing Counselor, & HUD Certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor To protect client confidentiality, all names have been changed in this post. Anne is a 79-year-old Southfield resident, retired registered nurse and homemaker. She is also the full-time caregiver for her mentally challenged adult children, and the legal guardian of her three-year-old grandson. After she retired, she was struggling to pay her … Continue reading A Step Forward Michigan Success Story: Anne

Senior Independence – The Psychological Benefits of Aging in Place

by Kathryn Larlee, J.D., Hotline Attorney This post is part three of a series of blog posts discussing the importance of senior independence in our communities. Part one can be found here and part two can be found here.  So, you are getting a little older. The body is just not what it used to be….it is little slower, a little less steady. The mind sometimes just … Continue reading Senior Independence – The Psychological Benefits of Aging in Place

Employee of the Month: Rachael Savoie

by Darling A. Garcia, J.D., L.L.M., Director of Operations It is with great pleasure that I do this write up to celebrate our Employee of the Month for April–Rachael Savoie. Rachael joined the Elder Law of Michigan team in 2013 and now serves as the Office Manager.  She has over 11 years of administrative experience. Prior to joining ELM, she was a Purchasing Coordinator assisting … Continue reading Employee of the Month: Rachael Savoie