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ELM: Reflections from a Social Work Perspective 

by Teresa Elliott, Intern The social work profession was built on a foundation of six core values. These values serve as the guidepost for a social worker’s actions and as a filter through which we see the world. Our core values provide motivation to enact change and create and embrace solutions. Throughout the nine months of my internship at Elder Law of Michigan (ELM), I saw time … Continue reading ELM: Reflections from a Social Work Perspective 

Abigail Chacon

My Time at Elder Law of Michigan

by Abigail Chacon, Bilingual Team Member Elder Law of Michigan’s mission is to advocate for, educate and assist our seniors by providing effective solutions that improve quality of life involving economic security, legal solutions and much needed peace of mind. Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) achieves that every day, when you wander our halls you hear conversations about benefits that seniors may qualify for, explanations of the law affecting them, and … Continue reading My Time at Elder Law of Michigan

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Administrative Professionals’ Day

by Rachael Savoie, Office Manager Administrative Professionals’ Day is celebrated yearly on the Wednesday of the last full week in April. This special day recognizes the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionist, and other administrative support professionals. Most employers will give thanks to these employees by taking them out to lunch, cards, flowers, or gift cards. A little history on Administrative Professionals’ Day. During World War II, … Continue reading Administrative Professionals’ Day

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Data Shows Fraud Complaints on the Rise in Michigan

by Miles Morley, MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison The Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) has released their 2015 Data Book. CSN is a database of consumer identity theft and fraud complaints. The complaints are gathered from federal agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Internal Revenue Service, state law enforcement organizations, such as the Michigan Office of the Attorney General, and non-governmental … Continue reading Data Shows Fraud Complaints on the Rise in Michigan

Can an Annuity Act as Your Pension Plan?

via usatoday.com, by Jeff Reeves, USA Today, April 21, 2016, Retirement planning has changed a lot over the last few decades. And perhaps one of the most dramatic changes is the slow and steady death of employer-provided pensions. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, only 10% of private employers offered defined benefit retirement plans in 2011 to cover just 18% of America’s private-sector workers. Just … Continue reading Can an Annuity Act as Your Pension Plan?

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Prevention is possible. Sexual violence prevention requires many voices and roles.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Alexis Ringman, Project Administrator April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact, including words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent. Nearly 1 in 5 women and … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Gay Nell Jenkins

Staff Spotlight – Gay Nell Jenkins

by Natalie Pearce, Director of Economic Security Gay Nell Jenkins joined Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM), first as a contractor in April 2015. She then became a part-time employee of ELM in October 2015. Gay Nell is responsible for enrolling homebound clients in the metro Detroit area for the MiCAFE Network. Prior to joining ELM, Gay Nell worked as a supervisor in Head Start … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Gay Nell Jenkins