2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Phil Hart

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan On August 21, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Phil Hart, Retired Undersheriff for Saginaw County, with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for his 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 … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Phil Hart

Social Security Can Help If You’re Young and Lose a Parent

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist For young people whose parent passes away, Social Security is here. Losing a parent is both emotionally painful and, often times, devastating to a family’s finances. In the same way that Social Security helps to lift up the disabled and seniors when they need it, we support families when an income-earning parent dies. You should let Social … Continue reading Social Security Can Help If You’re Young and Lose a Parent

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Karen Adcock

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan On August 21, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Karen Adcock with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for her 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 … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Karen Adcock

Understanding Social Security Benefits

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American, whether at the birth of a child, the loss of a loved one, the onset of a disability, or the transition from work to retirement. For more than 80 years, our programs have contributed to the financial security of the elderly and the disabled. Social Security replaces a … Continue reading Understanding Social Security Benefits

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Dustin S. Foster

Rachael Savoie, Human Resources Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan On August 21, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Dustin S. Foster with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award. 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 … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Dustin S. Foster

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Lump Sum vs. Annuity: Which Should You Take?

Via Smart Asset By Sarah Fisher If you’re lucky enough to win the lottery or have a pension plan, you may need to decide whether you want to take your earnings in a lump sum or an annuity. And if your goal is to maximize your earnings, you may want to take into consideration your projected lifespan, inflation rates, and your own spending and investing habits. We … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Lump Sum vs. Annuity: Which Should You Take?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Assessing Tripping Hazards in Your Home

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan I know several older adults who live alone whom I help on a regular basis. I often hear from them that they are worried they will fall, and no one will find them for days. This common fear among older adults is not unfounded. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that most fatal … Continue reading Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Assessing Tripping Hazards in Your Home