Horse in a coloring book

Adult Coloring 

by Pat Gray, MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison From afar, I have been admiring Ms. Spencer, 84 of her mental stability. Recently, I asked her how she keeps mentally sharp. She stated last year she was watching a TV home shopping show and they were advertising Adult Coloring for seniors. She states it struck her interest. Subsequently, she ordered the Adult Coloring Book and the rest was … Continue reading Adult Coloring 

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Meet our Summer Interns! – Part Two

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. is proud to work with Michigan State University College of Law to provide students with the opportunity to work directly with seniors through the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors, under the guidance of our Hotline Managing Attorney. This summer, ELM is grateful to host five interns. This is the second of two posts to provide you with an introduction to our summer interns! Calla Ketchens Law wasn’t always my … Continue reading Meet our Summer Interns! – Part Two

Karen Flores

Staff Spotlight – Karen Flores

by Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project It is my pleasure to tell you about one of our part-time attorneys, Karen Flores. Karen works on both the Mid-America Pension Rights Project and on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors. Karen has been working for Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM) since 2013. Karen is dedicated to helping clients and to ELM’s mission. Karen … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Karen Flores

Intern writing on notepad in front of computer.

Meet our Summer Interns! – Part One

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. is proud to work with Michigan State University College of Law to provide students with the opportunity to work directly with seniors through the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors, under the guidance of our Hotline Managing Attorney. This summer, ELM is grateful to host five interns. This is the first of two posts to provide you with an introduction to our summer interns! Daniel Sturdevant My name … Continue reading Meet our Summer Interns! – Part One

Sun setting over horizon viewed from airplane.

“I think I’ll take a trip around the world”

By Ellen Mason, Hotline Attorney Betty Williams worked her entire adult life. She has some savings but, at 73, she’s going blind. She’s worried that her savings won’t cover the cost of a nursing home for very long. Betty has Medicare, and she wants to know if she qualifies for Medicaid. Medicaid rules vary from state to state. In Michigan, to qualify for Medicaid, a … Continue reading “I think I’ll take a trip around the world”

Options for communicating with people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Improving Communication

By Nicholas Goodman, Network Engagement Specialist Are you Deaf or Hard of Hearing? Do you know someone who is? A great tool for drivers was recently printed by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR). Whether it’s a routine traffic stop or an emergency, being able to communicate with Law Enforcement Officers is vital. The visor card from MDCR has a simple layout with icons … Continue reading Improving Communication

Couple smiling at beach.

National Home Safety Month

by Ron Tatro, Vice President Many of us look forward to the end of a busy day of working, taking care of the grandkids, or doing tasks when we get go home. Home is our sanctuary, a place of rest and where we can let our “hair” down. For seniors, home can also be an environment that poses danger. Each June, the National Safety Council encourages … Continue reading National Home Safety Month