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Social Security Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security touches the lives of every American. Hispanics make up our nation’s largest ethnic minority group with a population of 57.5 million, according to 2016 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, Hispanic Americans form 17.8 percent of the nation’s total population. Social Security provides retirement, disability, and other benefits to over 63 million American … Continue reading Social Security Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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First Day of Fall: Saturday, September 22, 2018

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

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September is Hunger Action Month: Take Action and Fight Hunger!

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!

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Ellen Mason

By Shirley Brown, Economic Security Team Member Before working at Elder Law of Michigan, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? I picked beans on my uncle’s farm which was hard work, even for a young person. I also assembled cameras on the assembly line at Kodak. My most interesting job was a reporter for the Detroit Free Press. What do you find … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Ellen Mason

David Jones, A Dedicated Volunteer

By Jadranko Tomic-Bobas, Managing Hotline Attorney Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. is proud to announce that one of our volunteer attorneys has been awarded the John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award from the State Bar of Michigan. The purpose of the John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award is “to foster awareness of the need for involvement of the private bar in delivering legal services to the poor, by giving public recognition … Continue reading David Jones, A Dedicated Volunteer

Keith Morris: Recipient of the 2018 Shoshanna Ehrlich Excellence in Senior Legal Hotlines Advocacy Award

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

Don’t Forget Father’s Day, June 17th!  

By Michelle Goetz, J.D., Project Coordinator   If your dad is around, would you do me a favor? Forget finding the ‘perfect’ gift, and spend some time with him.   My dad lives far away from me, but we always make a Skype date (virtual) to catch up. Like many of those who will read this post, my life can be busy and time flies by. Therefore, it becomes even more important to make sure my dad knows … Continue reading Don’t Forget Father’s Day, June 17th!