2019 Call to Justice Awards Recap: Southeast Michigan

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan

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.

On August 21, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan honored four individuals and one organization at the Southeast Michigan Call to Justice Awards event held at HopCat in Detroit, Michigan. The Call to Justice Awards reception includes a cocktail hour featuring hors-d’oeuvres and cash bar, followed by an awards ceremony celebrating our distinguished honorees.

Phyllis J. Edwards – Executive Director, Bridging Communities
Phil Hart – Undersheriff (Ret.), Saginaw County
Karen Adcock – Director Senior Services, City of Auburn Hills
Dustin Foster – Professor of Law, Western Michigan University
Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

I find great pleasure in attending these award ceremonies that celebrate the accomplishments of the honorees. The honorees are always humbled by the recognition of following their passion of serving the most vulnerable in our communities. Witnessing the camaraderie between the attendees as they congratulate one another, and even network is remarkable. I encourage everyone to attend a Call to Justice Awards event if they are able.

Elder Law of Michigan would like to thank all the honorees for their hard work and dedication to making a difference in the lives of older adults. For more information on the Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards, please visit the Call to Justice Awards website. Stay tuned for next year’s awards.

Jennifer Blanck is a MiCAFE Network Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan and has been with Elder Law of Michigan since September 2014. As a MiCAFE Network Coordinator, Jennifer helps clients apply for benefits through the Department of Health and Human Services and helps find resources for clients with needs that cannot be met by one of our programs.