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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

No Senior Without Christmas (NSWC) 2017

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

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Adopt-A-Family 

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 

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World Heart Day: 9/29

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