Helen Keller sitting holding a magnolia flower

Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

by Rachael Savoie, Office Manager Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week is always celebrated the last week of June. This started in 1984, when President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating the last week of June as “Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week.” This week long celebration is the kick off of the national advocacy campaign, in recognition of the achievements and capabilities of people who are deaf-blind. The commemoration of Helen-Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week … Continue reading Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

National Dairy Month

by Lyndsy Gamet, MiCAFE Stakeholder and Network Partners Manager Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? Most of us know that throughout our lives, calcium is very important for our bone health. This is true for both men and woman, and the amounts of calcium needed increase as we age, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Besides bone health, recent research has … Continue reading National Dairy Month

Pros and Cons of Paying off Mortgage Before Retirement

via CNBC by Deborah Nason, CNBC June 22, 2017 Should you pay off your mortgage before you retire? There’s no clear-cut answer, as the strategy depends on the client’s tax situation, asset and income levels, and attitudes toward debt and investment. Financial advisors discuss the pros and cons. Read the full article. Continue reading Pros and Cons of Paying off Mortgage Before Retirement

A caregiver with a senior.

Steps to Take When Becoming a Caregiver – Part 6

by Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney This post is the sixth in our series on caregivers. In our previous posts, we discussed the different legal documents that can assist a caregiver before the person being cared for becomes incapacitated. In this post, I spoke to Susan, a caregiver for her mother, to get her perspective on taking care of a loved one. The purpose of this … Continue reading Steps to Take When Becoming a Caregiver – Part 6

Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 2

Each year, Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. works with law schools and law students across Michigan, and the country, to encourage students to intern on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors. This year, Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have 13 law students volunteer their time this summer to intern under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys to learn about the law, experience what it is like … Continue reading Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 2

People walking by the shoreline

Sauntering Day: Take a Stroll

by Darling Garcia, J.D., L.L.M., Director of Community Services Saunter: v, to walk along in a slow and relaxed manner. Monday, June 19, 2017 is World Sauntering Day. The holiday was created in 1979 by Wilmer T. “Bill” Rabe who grew up in Detroit, Michigan. The holiday is believed to have started at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan where Mr. Rabe worked at … Continue reading Sauntering Day: Take a Stroll

Medical Fitness 

by Shirley Brown, MiCafe Community Partner Engagement Specialist No matter your age, if you are considering adding exercise to your daily routine, recognize the safe ways of be more active. First, speak with your doctor about the exercises and physical activities that you are planning. Even if you do or do not have a health condition, your doctor can help you choose exercises that are right … Continue reading Medical Fitness