Stretching to Prevent Injuries and Improve Mobility

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Often when people think about fitness they think about cardio or strength training. However, stretching can be as beneficial to your health as other forms of exercise. We engage in activities every day that tighten our muscles, but stretching does more than relieve tight muscles and improve flexibility. According to Wexner Medical Center, stretching can help … Continue reading Stretching to Prevent Injuries and Improve Mobility

These are the Days

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member for MiCAFE at Elder Law of Michigan Masks, social distancing, quarantines, Stay at Home orders, avoid crowded indoor spaces, work from home, order groceries to be delivered, order prescriptions to be delivered, leave it on the porch, sanitize all incoming items, let mail sit for three days before opening, use gloves, wash your hands, isolate from others when sick, … Continue reading These are the Days

Part 1: What is the U.P. FAST E-MDT?

By Brenda Jones, E-MDT Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Elder abuse is a complex problem that is receiving increased societal awareness. It occurs in any setting and in relationships where there is an expectation of trust, or when a vulnerable person is targeted because of age or disability. Every community has different circumstances, strengths, challenges, and priorities when it comes to addressing elder abuse. The … Continue reading Part 1: What is the U.P. FAST E-MDT?

Phenomenal Women and their Contributions in History

By Liseia Parisian, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Women’s History Month became Federally recognized in 1987 to help bring awareness to the many women who have accomplished great things for the world. Women today can accomplish virtually anything, let us not forget the women in the past who laid the groundwork … Continue reading Phenomenal Women and their Contributions in History

What are Social Security Representative Payees?

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Millions of people get monthly Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments.  Some need help managing their money.  When we receive information that indicates you need help, we’ll assign a representative payee to manage your benefits for you.  We try to select someone who knows you and wants to help you.  A representative payee receives … Continue reading What are Social Security Representative Payees?

Press Release: Statement about Service from Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security

Statement about Service from Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security “I want to update you about how things are going at the Social Security Administration. About a year ago, I took the unprecedented step to close our offices to the public.  I did this to keep our employees and you—the public we serve—safe.  As we enter year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines and other … Continue reading Press Release: Statement about Service from Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security

Social Security and Women’s History Month

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month.  Social Security has served a vital role in the lives of women for more than 80 years.  Women have longer life expectancies than men, which means they live more years in retirement and have a greater chance of exhausting other sources of income.  It’s important for women to plan … Continue reading Social Security and Women’s History Month

My Social Security, It’s Not Just for Retirees

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist You don’t have to be retired or even close to retirement to benefit from a personal my Social Security account.  Calling Social Security is rarely necessary once you have one.  You can do much of your business with us online. With your personal my Social Security account, you can:  Request a replacement Social Security card (in most states and … Continue reading My Social Security, It’s Not Just for Retirees

Making the Most of America Saves Week

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist This year, America Saves Week runs from February 22 – 26.   The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good financial habits.  It’s also a great time for people to assess their own saving status, as planning and saving are key to a successful retirement. Each day of the week will focus on a different … Continue reading Making the Most of America Saves Week