2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

By Mary Beth Sartorius, Staff Accountant at Elder Law of Michigan

WebOn August 21, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Presbyterian Villages of Michigan with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for their longstanding commitment to serving seniors and communities.

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.

Ron Tatro, Vice President of Elder Law of Michigan, said, “Presbyterian Villages of Michigan encourages seniors to ‘embrace the possibilities’ by recognizing the potential and possibilities of every member of their communities.”

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2020 and has long been recognized as a premier provider of senior living and services. A nonprofit, faith-based organization and recognized leader in the aging field, PVM as 34 locations which include independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, and respite services throughout Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Recognized as an innovative leader, PVM was an early adopter of hone and community-based services.

The organization’s goal has always been to deliver an environment that positively transforms senior living and services, while enhancing the communities it serves. PVM is also a leader in helping enrich the lives of those who prefer to remain in their own homes through a variety of home and community-based services.

PVM is a co-sponsor of two regional Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), one in Southeast Michigan and the second in Central Michigan. Combined, these programs serve an additional 1,000 individuals through coordinated care resources that address their medical, social, and physical needs. In many senior living locations, service coordinators are available to assist residents with accessing services and planning assistance. As a partner in CareSync Solutions, PVM assists seniors wherever they may live with a variety of services that help them remain independent. It’s an approach that allows choice in how they choose to live and age.

Elder Law of Michigan is proud to honor Presbyterian Villages of Michigan with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award. Join us in honoring PVM and their almost 75 years of service in making a difference in the lives of older adults Wednesday, August 21st from 6 pm to 8 pm at HopCat in Detroit.

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Mary Beth Sartorius is the Staff Accountant at Elder Law of Michigan and has been a member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since 2014. As a Staff Accountant, Mary Beth works with our independent accountant to maintain organizational accounting records according to generally accepted accounting principles applicable to nonprofits. She ensures that all disbursements, receipts, and receivables are made according to company policy and in a timely manner.  Mary Beth works with Elder Law of Michigan management to create annual organizational budget, and complete grant financial reporting for all the funds it receives.