It’s That Time of Year

By Ron Tatro, Vice President at Elder Law of Michigan Well, we have made it through another winter. The snow has departed, and the smell of spring is in the air. Both people and animals are looking forward to getting outside and feeling the warm air. So, as we get ready to start another season of both work and pleasure what can we learn from our animal … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year

Gardening for Seniors

By Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Screening and Application Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Gardening is a satisfying experience at any age. For those of you who love gardening or have just decided that you may like to try gardening, I have some really good tips. You should start small, which is always a great idea when you are thinking of learning a new skill like … Continue reading Gardening for Seniors

Can You Be Both Sedentary and Active?

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Did you know, even if you meet the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) physical activity guidelines you can still be considered sedentary? Physical Activity, Inactivity, and Sedentary Behaviors: Definitions and Implications in Occupational Health paints an alarming picture of how exercise does not make up for long periods of sedentary behavior. There is a … Continue reading Can You Be Both Sedentary and Active?

Importance of Pet Companionship

By Abigail Haller, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan According to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), approximately 85 million families own a pet in the United States. Having a pet comes with many physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. It’s no surprise many households have a furry family member. One commonly known benefit of having a pet is companionship. … Continue reading Importance of Pet Companionship

Lessons Learned

By Ron Tatro, Vice President at Elder Law of Michigan It is hard to believe that another year, 2019, is gone and that 2020 has begun. The holiday season is over, and we are looking forward to spring. It is also the time that many people make, or at least consider making, resolutions. It is a time for new beginnings. I am surrounded by some wonderful colleagues … Continue reading Lessons Learned

That’s for the Birds

By Ron Tatro, Vice President at Elder Law of Michigan My family’s home is in the country and we are surrounded by nature. Deer, turkeys, coyotes, and sandhill cranes roam the fields. Our back yard is home to countless species of birds. They range from large birds such as hawks and eagles to doves, cardinals, and songbirds. For me, they are a reminder of the changing … Continue reading That’s for the Birds

Home Safety Tips for Seniors Living Alone

By Shirley Brown, Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan The senior population faces many challenges, safety at home being one of them. There are so many safety precautions that need to be taken. After living in a home for over 40 years new ideas can be helpful to enable seniors to live safe, happy lives in their homes. Safety for Seniors at … Continue reading Home Safety Tips for Seniors Living Alone

Personal Emergency Response Systems

By Michelle Jackson, Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are easy to use devices for seniors. During a fall or an emergency situation, the response systems can save lives and provide extra security for seniors. Many seniors feel they do not need one of these devices. They fear these devices make them look incompetent or their pride … Continue reading Personal Emergency Response Systems

Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Program

By Sheila Robison, MiCAFE Network Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan Modifications and home improvements are crucial for most homeowners, especially for the senior citizen community. In current economic times, the expense of fixing up a home can be more than what is expected. Our pocketbooks are often not equipped to cover the costs of maintenance a home may need, and thus worry … Continue reading Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Program

Vision Loss and Tools for Independence

By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Losing your vision can be overwhelming and feel incapacitating, but there are many resources available so you can continue to live independently and enjoy your hobbies and favorite activities. In Michigan, the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) is under the purview of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). The BSBP offers many … Continue reading Vision Loss and Tools for Independence