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Call to Justice Awards Spotlight: Judge James Alexander

Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) is proud to host the Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards. The Call to Justice Awards honor those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the fields of law and aging. Leading up to the awards, ELM will be sharing what our honorees have to say first-hand about their experiences in the fields of law and aging. Judge James Alexander, honoree at … Continue reading Call to Justice Awards Spotlight: Judge James Alexander

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Reverse Mortgage Update: HUD Throws a Lifeline to Surviving Non-Borrowing Spouses

Via the National Consumer Law Center, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s newly revised policy provides spouses of reverse mortgage borrowers with the most workable option to date to prevent surviving spouses’ evictions and homes from foreclosures. HUD’s Mortgagee Letter 2015-15 affirms that reverse mortgage lenders now have the option to assign a loan to HUD if there is a surviving spouse living … Continue reading Reverse Mortgage Update: HUD Throws a Lifeline to Surviving Non-Borrowing Spouses

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Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

by Nicholas Goodman, Intake Clerk When you hear the term Deaf-Blind, what comes to mind? For most people, Helen Keller is the initial response. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared June 24-30, “Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week”. There are approximately 40,000 people who are Deaf-Blind in the United States, although exact numbers are hard to pinpoint because degrees of hearing and vision loss vary from person … Continue reading Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

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Elder Law of Michigan Announces the 7th Annual Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards

LANSING, MI (June 24, 2015) – Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is proud to announce the 7th Annual Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards. The Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan to advocate for, educate, and assist many different people, with a continued focus on older adults and persons with … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan Announces the 7th Annual Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards

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Elder Law of Michigan Joins National Movement to End Senior Hunger

Elder Law of Michigan joins nation movement of community organizations come together to increase older adult SNAP enrollment. Lansing, MI (June 22, 2015) – When it comes to eating a healthy diet, millions of Americans 65 and over face a double whammy: their income is fixed, and their spending on food is consuming a larger portion of their budget. Nationally, adults aged 65+ have an … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan Joins National Movement to End Senior Hunger

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Aging and the LGBT Community

by Alexis Ringman, Project Administrator June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. LGBT Pride Month celebrates diversity, acknowledges the LGBT community, and commemorates the history of the LGBT social justice movement.  According to the Administration On Aging, experts estimate between 1.75 and 4 million LGBT Americans ages 60 and over live in the U.S. and anticipate that number will increase. June is a … Continue reading Aging and the LGBT Community

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Welcome to the Fraternity of Fatherhood: An Open Letter to My Colleague, Chris

by Ron Tatro, Vice President, Administration and Center for Elder Rights Advocacy Chris, You recently appeared at the door to my office. You had a grin on your face which lit up the room. You shared the information that you and your wife were expecting your first child later this year. You asked what it was like to be a father. As Father’s Day approaches, I … Continue reading Welcome to the Fraternity of Fatherhood: An Open Letter to My Colleague, Chris