By Ron Tatro, Vice President
On August 29, 2018, Elder Law of Michigan honored Elizabeth Zeldes, a Kent County Certified Public Accountant, for her efforts in working to support seniors through financial planning and services.
The Joe D. Sutton Call To Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan to advocate for, educate, and assist those in need, with a continued focus on older adults and person with disabilities.
Ron Tatro, Vice President of Elder Law of Michigan, said, “She started with a dream to create a program to provide seniors in need with access to a financial professional.”
Her dream resulted in a program called CPA For Seniors. Through this program, seniors in need have access to free services such as bill paying, budgeting, cash management, and systems navigation. She recognized that people of all economic ranges have needs to help them prepare for both today and tomorrow.
The program started with just Elizabeth providing services. Today, the program has grown, funded in part by the Kent County millage, to include other financial and legal professionals.
Over the years, Elizabeth Zeldes, a member of the Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition, has become a key partner in working with Elder Law of Michigan to identify new approaches and programs to better create a safer and more secure environment for some of our most vulnerable seniors.