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 

Exterior view of the Michigan Capitol Building illuminated at night.

Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act

by Jadranko Tomic-Bobas, Managing Hotline Attorney Building on my previous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) article, I will examine public bodies that are covered by the FOIA and some of the challenges individuals face when submitting a FOIA request. The Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act defines public body to include any of the following: State officer, employee, agency, department, division, bureau, board, commission, council, authority, or other … Continue reading Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act

Morgan Stage, Danielle Takacs, and Heath Lowry, 2017 ELM interns.

Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 1

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 1

Dollar bills

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Use of Private Collection Agencies  

by Karen Flores, Hotline Attorney Recently, the IRS has announced that it has initiated a new private debt collection program.  The IRS has hired four private debt collection agencies to collect some longtime unpaid federal tax debts.  Collection action will begin spring 2017.  The four collection agencies are: CBE Group of Cedar Falls, Iowa Conserve of Fairport, New York Performant of Livermore, California Pioneer of Horseheads, … Continue reading Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Use of Private Collection Agencies  

Man and woman jogging.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator People over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of obesity, heart disease and fall-related injuries.  This is greatly due to the fact that as people age they tend to lose muscle mass, bone density, energy, and flexibility causing them to lead a more sedentary lifestyle.  What many people don’t realize is that they can combat many of these … Continue reading National Senior Health & Fitness Day