(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

By Christine Steinmetz, Pension Attorney at the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law of Michigan The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for the services. The Pension Project works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. Just ask Ms. S. Ms. S knew she was eligible for … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

I Want to Begin Receiving My Pension Benefit, Where Do I Start?  (Part 2)

A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for the services. The Pension Project works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. I Want to Begin Receiving My Pension Benefit, Where Do I Start? (Part 2) By Sandra Wisnewski, Director … Continue reading I Want to Begin Receiving My Pension Benefit, Where Do I Start?  (Part 2)

How to Protect Yourself From Heat Edema in the Summertime

By Liseia Parisian, Network Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan According to the Cleveland Clinic, edema is a condition characterized by fluid being trapped in body tissues. There are many causes of edema, but heat edema is caused by extensive sitting or standing in hot weather. Heat makes the blood vessels dilate, and gravity causes body fluids to collect in various parts of the body. Edema is … Continue reading How to Protect Yourself From Heat Edema in the Summertime

We Will Be Okay

By Ron Tatro, Director of Michigan Elder Justice Coordinating Council at Elder Law of Michigan There are many challenges to aging such as medical conditions, financial concerns, isolation, and distance from loved ones. As we age, we often reflect on days gone by and how everything has changed. Much of what we knew as a younger person is different today with a new generation taking over. This … Continue reading We Will Be Okay

Senior Daycare Facilities

By Michelle Jackson, Screening and Application Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Adult daycare centers are extremely popular throughout the country. These centers are known as safe places for seniors to go. Seniors spend their daytime with others, use their minds, and receive quality services such as transportation, health screenings, physical therapy, and supervision as well as nutritious meals. Adult daycare centers allow caregivers and loved ones … Continue reading Senior Daycare Facilities

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  A scam is often impersonal and targets people not known to the scammer. Scammers use all kinds of methods to obtain your information and hard-earned money: telephone, email, and even door to door. Being aware of fraudster’s tactics is a good way to protect yourself or someone you know from being a victim of a scam. Our human brain allows us to reason, pause, … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Eating Seasonally: Asparagus

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Michigan is one of the top producers of asparagus in the U.S., according to Statista. Oceana County, Michigan is home to the National Asparagus Festival and is also called the Asparagus Capital of the nation. Throughout May and June asparagus can be found at farmers markets, roadside stands, u-pick asparagus farms, and even growing wild along … Continue reading Eating Seasonally: Asparagus

May was Mental Health Awareness Month: Here are a few Activities to Keep Your Brain Active

By Pam Canty, Intake and Screening Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Sometimes when we forget things it makes us frustrated even if it’s just, “Where did I put my keys?” It makes us think we are getting older because society keeps reminding us that only older adults are forgetful. Also, it suggests, if we do not keep our brain active that small forgetfulness may become major … Continue reading May was Mental Health Awareness Month: Here are a few Activities to Keep Your Brain Active

MiCAFE Client Story: Ms. B

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) is a program of Elder Law of Michigan that helps potentially eligible older adults and individuals with disabilities access and apply for public benefits through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). MiCAFE also partners with community organizations throughout Michigan to help meet the needs … Continue reading MiCAFE Client Story: Ms. B

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  Report suspicions of abuse or neglect as soon as possible! Making a report in instances of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation is the right thing to do. Programs such as Adult Protective Services (APS) and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman are here to help. Report suspected abuse or neglect in the community setting call:  Adult Protective Services at 1-855-444-3911 24 hours /day 7 days a … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD