2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Delta Township District Library

By Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan

On August 7, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Delta Township District Library with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for their elder abuse prevention work.

The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. to advocate for, educate, and assist those in need, with a continued focus on older adults and persons with disabilities.

Keith Morris, President of Elder Law of Michigan, said, “The innovative partnership helping seniors by utilizing technology to connect individuals to legal service has been an excellent experience.”

Library service in Delta Township began in 1961 in the Windemere Park School. Residing in their current location since 2008, the Delta Township District Library and its staff serve a vibrant, diverse, suburban community of over 30,000 residents and is a vital part of the community. In 2018, they welcomed over 158,000 visitors, checked out 266,783 digital and physical items, held over 600 programs, and offered a range of services for all ages.

The impact of their services can be seen in all the children whose lives are enriched by books and the shared experience of story time and other literacy events; the teens who have a welcoming place to learn, read and explore their world; the adults who enjoy music, history, and literature programs; and the seniors who have access to large print books, audio materials, computer training, lectures, and legal help.  

Delta Township District Library continues to look for ways to partner with community organizations like Elder Law of Michigan to meet the educational, recreational, and informational needs of their community. Please visit dtdl.org to learn more. 

Elder Law of Michigan is proud to honor Delta Township District Library with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award. Join us in honoring Delta Township District Library and their years of service in making a difference in the lives of older adults Wednesday, August 7th from 6 pm to 8 pm at UrbanBeat in Lansing. RSVP for the Mid-Michigan event.

Marley Van Fossen is a Screening Integration Coordinator for MiCAFE at Elder Law of Michigan. She has been a member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since October 2018. As a Screening Integration Coordinator, Marley assists seniors with benefit applications and develops relationships with community partners in Michigan.