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
By: Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Coordinator On December 6, 2017, the No Senior Without Christmas (NSWC) project from Tri-County TRIAD packaged 350 boxes for low-income, homebound senior citizens who reside in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties. The boxes were provided by Two Men and a Truck from Lansing and were packed with daily-living commodities, such as toilet paper, soap, food, candy, blankets, and pillows. Once boxes were packaged by hundreds of volunteers … Continue reading No Senior Without Christmas (NSWC) 2017
By Kim Hill, Economic Security Client Services Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is widely regarded as one of the most famous leaders in the modern Civil Rights Movement. He was not only an intelligent and inspirational speaker, but also an advocate for economic, social, and racial equality. His non-violent resistance and protest practices were born from his Christian upbringing and Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings on peace. During the course of his short life, he had several profoundly … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Jennifer Blanck, Economic Security Team Member Over the last few years, Elder Law of Michigan has adopted a senior family for Christmas. This has quickly become a much-anticipated tradition in the office. The senior community is, unfortunately, a much-overlooked population and there are not as many programs available to the elderly community as there are for young families with children. Most seniors are living on fixed incomes and can barely … Continue reading Adopt-A-Family
By Karen Flores, JD As Americans, we are bombarded with information on how smoking, obesity, and unhealthy habits result in a large number of deaths related to cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, premature death by heart disease and stroke is not just a problem in the US, it is the world’s number one killer. To combat this global killer, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is zealously … Continue reading World Heart Day: 9/29
By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist Many of us hope that when we are older, we are surrounded by those who love us and care for us. We also hope to live in a safe, warm, and comfortable place to call home. We look forward to having loved ones come to visit and to keep us company. Even though this goal doesn’t seem difficult to achieve, … Continue reading Spread Some Cheer, Adopt-a-Grandparent This Year
By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator Jayne Howard Feldman started Be An Angel Day back in 1993 as a way to encourage people to do random acts of kindness. Although it is nice to have an official day to raise awareness, it really should be a part of our daily lives that we never need reminding. It is much easier than we think, and more impactful than … Continue reading Be An Angel Day 2017