Today is National Hunger Awareness Day : Let’s look at senior hunger in America and how you can help.

by Lindsay Felsing, LLMSW, Director of Economic Security One in six seniors in America face hunger every day. Food insecurity among seniors continues to grow: rates of senior hunger increased by nearly 6% from 2011-2013. In 2014, 7 million seniors relied on local food banks to put food on the table. One-third of seniors facing hunger have a disability and nearly one in five live … Continue reading Today is National Hunger Awareness Day : Let’s look at senior hunger in America and how you can help.

50 or older? It’s time to get tested!

Are you or is someone you care about 50 or older? Then it’s time to talk with a doctor about getting screened for colon cancer. The American Cancer Society® recommends that everyone 50 and older start and be tested regularly. People who have colon cancer or colon polyps in their families should talk to their doctor at an earlier age about getting tested. Although colon … Continue reading 50 or older? It’s time to get tested!

MiCAFE Community Partners go the extra mile!

by Audra Ellis, MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison MiCAFE (Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly), a program of Elder Law of Michigan, informs seniors about available benefits, like food assistance, and helps them apply. MiCAFE includes a network of over 120 community-based organizations across Michigan and has been serving older adults for nearly 15 years. The MiCAFE network coordinates outreach and application assistance efforts … Continue reading MiCAFE Community Partners go the extra mile!

Meet MiCAFE’s newest team member!

Patricia joined the Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) team in November 2014 and has volunteered as a MiCAFE Application Assistant since 2007. She is the new MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison and provides support to our community partners in Macomb and Oakland Counties. Prior to joining ELM, Patricia served 32 years with the State of Michigan as an employee for the Michigan Department of Human Services, as a social worker in … Continue reading Meet MiCAFE’s newest team member!

MiCAFE (Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly) on the move in Southeastern Michigan!

by Harriet Harris, JD MiCAFE Regional Manager Elder Law of Michigan launched Mi-SOAP (Michigan’s Support for Older Adults Portal) on October 1, 2014. Mi-SOAP is a tool used by MiCAFE community partners across Michigan to screen their clients for benefits and help them apply, with support from our team, all within one system. The launch of Mi-SOAP spurred my quest, as a relatively new team … Continue reading MiCAFE (Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly) on the move in Southeastern Michigan!

Why I love working with MiCAFE Community Partners!

by Audra Ellis, MiCAFE Outreach Specialist I have the pleasure of working with a number of organizations in the tri-county area through my work with the MiCAFE (Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly) program. These organizations include senior centers, senior housing complexes, faith-based organizations, and community centers. They all actively help seniors apply for food assistance and other public benefits in partnership with our MiCAFE program. I … Continue reading Why I love working with MiCAFE Community Partners!

Eating with the seasons!

by Kellie Baker, MiCAFE Outreach Coordinator Eating healthy isn’t always easy, regardless of your budget.  Often packaged, processed foods are less expensive, keep longer, are easily prepared and readily available.  Unfortunately, eating these foods frequently comes with health consequences making it important to limit how often you eat these foods.  Sometimes though, finding fresh foods, especially fruits and vegetables can be challenging.  We are fortunate … Continue reading Eating with the seasons!