National Good Neighbor Day: September 28, 2019

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Have you ever heard of National Good Neighbor Day? I hadn’t until recently, when I stumbled upon it by accident while searching for resources on the internet. I thought this was a cool idea that I needed to share with others. First, let me share a little background. According to an article on Awareness … Continue reading National Good Neighbor Day: September 28, 2019

Hello Papa

By Ron Tatro, Vice President at Elder Law of Michigan Recently, my wife and I received a call from our 14-year-old granddaughter. As I answered the phone, I was greeted with “Hello Papa.” She was calling Grandma and Papa to say thank you for her recent birthday gifts. Over the next few minutes, we talked about her volleyball tournament, piano recitals, travel plans, and school. … Continue reading Hello Papa

Parents’ Day: Sunday, July 28, 2019

By Sheila Robison, MiCAFE Network Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan This year, on Sunday, July 28th, let’s be ready to celebrate parents all around us! This national day was signed into law as Congressional Resolution 36 U.S.C. 35 in 1994 by President Bill Clinton. A 2016 report from the U.S. National Archives claims that almost 150 million Americans are parents! Parents’ Day … Continue reading Parents’ Day: Sunday, July 28, 2019

Celebrating Independence Day

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist July 4th brings family and friends together, as well as neighbors, to celebrate that we’re all part of a community. Everyone pitches in, combining their resources — great food, music, and displays — to lift our spirits. Social Security has been helping people maintain their independence for over 80 years. In that time, we’ve made it even … Continue reading Celebrating Independence Day

Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12, 2019!

  By Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Mother’s Day is always on the second Sunday in May. This year it is Sunday, May 12th. I believe Mother’s Day is a favorite holiday to celebrate for many people around the world. People love to celebrate themselves as a mother and all the mothers in their lives. Many people also have a … Continue reading Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12, 2019!

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Love for All Ages

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan. February has long been celebrated as a month of romance because of the ever-popular holiday, Valentine’s Day! It is the second most popular holiday for sending cards in the United States with Christmas being the first. Hallmark states there are approximately 145 million Valentine’s Day cards exchanged in February. It is easy to … Continue reading Love for All Ages

Join a Global Day of Giving This #GivingTuesday

Denise Keiser, Fund Development Specialist Now that you’ve given thanks and found great deals during the universally celebrated shopping days of #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, it’s time to turn your attention to giving back. Tomorrow we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving powered by social media. It’s one of the best ways to get involved in your community and your favorite charities. On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, donors, … Continue reading Join a Global Day of Giving This #GivingTuesday

Your Social Security, giving thanks and spending quality time

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist In November, millions of families gather together to give thanks, share a meal, and spend time together. Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get together, so you want to make every second with the ones you love count. Social Security understands that your time is valuable whether you’re working, running your business, or taking time … Continue reading Your Social Security, giving thanks and spending quality time

Sweetest Seniors

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