By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member Get ready all ye who are romantic at heart! This year Sweetest Day is October 20th, always the third Saturday in October and celebrated in the Midwestern and parts of the Northeastern United States. You may think this is just a holiday created to increase the sale of candy and other romantic deeds. However, in 1922, philanthropist Herbert Birch Kingston started … Continue reading Sweetest Seniors
By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources For me, fall to me is the most wonderful time of the year. I love everything about fall, from the trees changing beautiful colors, to the holidays we celebrate like Halloween and Thanksgiving. One thing I can’t wait to do is take my family to the local cider mill. We love getting warm homemade doughnuts and cider; and picking out … Continue reading First Day of Fall: Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Coordinator Did you know September 9th is National Grandparents’ Day? Everyone should learn about this special day so we can honor and celebrate our grandparents. President Jimmy Carter signed the bill for Grandparents’ Day in 1978. It was first introduced by Marian McQuade of Oak Hill, West Virginia who became the founder of National Grandparents’ Day. Marian made it her goal to educate youth about significant contributions that seniors have … Continue reading Grandparents’ Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018
By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist When September hits, many people start to think of fall. We start to see a lot of red, orange, and yellow in décor, clothing, and food. However, orange has another meaning during the month of September, which is Hunger Action Month. Here are some statistics from Feeding America associated with Senior Hunger across our country: Nearly 5 million seniors face hunger in our country. The rate of hunger among … Continue reading September is Hunger Action Month: Take Action and Fight Hunger!
By Jadranko Tomic-Bobas, J.D., Managing Hotline Attorney, and Ashley Jayne, Legal Hotline Intern for Elder Law of Michigan Congratulations to Keith Morris, who has been awarded this year’s Shoshanna Ehrlich Excellence in Senior Legal Hotlines Advocacy, or “Shoshie,” Award. The Shoshie Award is voted on by members of the National Association of Senior Legal Hotlines (NASLH), and given annually to a person whose contributions to senior legal hotlines reflect the missions and goals brought … Continue reading Keith Morris: Recipient of the 2018 Shoshanna Ehrlich Excellence in Senior Legal Hotlines Advocacy Award
By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15. This is an opportunity for everyone, all over the world, to voice their opposition to abuses inflicted on some of the most vulnerable members of our society. For more than 80 years, Social Security has provided for the elderly as part of our everyday mission. Sometimes a family member … Continue reading Social Security Helps You Care for Seniors
By: Rachel Autera-Polzin, Volunteer Intern Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, but who comprises the elderly population? Anyone can become a victim, including your grandmothers and grandfathers, neighbors and friends. Elder Abuse Awareness Day was created to raise awareness of abuse and neglect of older adults. In Michigan, there are approximately 40,000-50,000 elder abuse cases annually; which include physical abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect. However, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of elder abuse cases that go unreported each year. Some of the abusers in these cases are family, caretakers, or medical personnel. Cases are unreported … Continue reading Elder Abuse Awareness Day