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AARP Driver Safety’s CarFit Event

On October 2, 2015, the Plymouth Congregational Church, in conjunction with the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, is hosting a CarFit Checkup. CarFit is a FREE, interactive and educational program that teaches participants how to make their personal vehicle “fit” them to increase safety and mobility when they hit the road. Review 12 key areas of your fit to your car such as adequate space from the steering wheel, proper seat … Continue reading AARP Driver Safety’s CarFit Event

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September is Senior Pet Wellness Month

by Char Brooks, JD, Project Healthy Living Coach Having a pet is one of life’s greatest joys. The playful ways pets adore their owners is simply priceless. Along with enjoying their fun antics comes the responsibility of caring for your pet as they age. September is Senior Pet Wellness Month and this is a great time to learn about what it takes to take care of … Continue reading September is Senior Pet Wellness Month

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ELM co-sponsors Senior Independence Benefits Fair in Detroit

On September 15, 2015, hundreds of seniors attended the Senior Independence Benefits Fair held at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI (pictured above).  The event was co-sponsored by Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM), Detroit Area Agency on Aging, the National Council on Aging, the Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative, and the Center for Financial Health. Speakers presented on a wide range of topics including: … Continue reading ELM co-sponsors Senior Independence Benefits Fair in Detroit

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Rhonda – A MiCAFE Success Story

Rhonda is a recent client of the MiCAFE network, a program of Elder Law of Michigan. The MiCAFE network is a community partner network of over 130 organizations and locations across Michigan, including local community centers, churches, senior centers, and housing complexes, which assists seniors 60 and older in accessing benefits through application assistance. Struggling to make ends meet, Rhonda called the MiCAFE network to receive a … Continue reading Rhonda – A MiCAFE Success Story

Hoarding: Dealing with the Legal Issues

By Rose Scheid, Hotline Intern Hoarding as a disease has jumped into the spotlight partly because of the popularity of several TV shows depicting people living with the disorder. However, hoarding is not new, though its designation as a disorder is. The most famous example of hoarding is that of the Collyer brothers in New York City. These two brothers, from a wealthy and aristocratic family, … Continue reading Hoarding: Dealing with the Legal Issues