Social Security Helps You Care for Seniors

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

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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

Social Security Supports People Battling Cancer

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist In 2018, more than a million people will be diagnosed with cancer around the world. This alarming statistic affects people and families everywhere. On June 3, 2018, we observe National Cancer Survivors Day in the United States. In support of this day, Social Security encourages getting checkups to provide early detection, raise awareness through education, and recognize … Continue reading Social Security Supports People Battling Cancer

Memorial Day

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator  Memorial Day has been marked as the unofficial kick-off to summer. For most, it means an extended weekend of fun in the sun with friends, family, and lots of food. In my family, it is the opening of grandma’s pool, and the kids never wanting to leave her house all summer. Many Americans, especially Michiganians, spend the weekend ‘up north’ at their cabins on the lake or camping. … Continue reading Memorial Day

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Sharing Security with Mom On Mother’s Day

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Spring is upon us, and it marks two very popular annual events: Mother’s Day and the release of Social Security’s baby name list! There’s no better time to share some security with the people you love. While spending time with your mom on Sunday, May 13, you can help her quickly and easily sign up for a … Continue reading Sharing Security with Mom On Mother’s Day

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator  National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be celebrated this year during the week of April 8-14th. This is a week dedicated to raising awareness about victimization, the effect it has on the individual, their family, friends, and the community around them.   The theme for this year’s event is “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims”. This is meant to emphasize the importance of communities, organizations, professionals, and … Continue reading National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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National Wear Red Day

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources   Friday, February 2nd isn’t just my birthday, but this year it’s National Wear Red Day! National Wear Red Day is held the first Friday in February to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women. All are encouraged to wear red and show their support for women’s heart health.   This year will mark the 15th year since the American Heart Association and the … Continue reading National Wear Red Day