Social Security Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American. Hispanics make up our nation’s largest ethnic minority group with a population of 58.9 million, representing 18.1 percent of the nation’s total population. We work hard to deliver great customer service and easy-to-access information about our important programs and the benefits we provide to millions of Americans. If … Continue reading Social Security Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

National Safety Month

By Pam Canty, Intake and Screening Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan June is National Safety Month. This is an important month to review safety precautions, especially for seniors. I am speaking from experience because when you reach a certain age, your mind may tell you to: climb that ladder, shovel snow (non-stop), carry that two-cubit bag of mulch/topsoil, or drive nine straight hours with the last leg … Continue reading National Safety Month

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National Caffeine Awareness Month

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resource Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Do you need some sort of caffeine in the morning to get you going? Before I do anything in the morning, I need to have a nice strong cup of coffee. March was National Caffeine Awareness Month. The goal of the Caffeine Awareness Alliance, formed in 2003, is to promote awareness about the consumption of caffeinated products. … Continue reading National Caffeine Awareness Month

Women’s History Month: Dr. Dorothy Height

By Pam Canty, Intake and Screening Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan As we celebrate National Women’s History Month, my thoughts go to back to May 1974. While employed by Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), I had a chance to speak with a phenomenal woman, Dr. Dorothy Height, leader, educator, and social activist. At the time, Dr. Height was the National President of the YWCA. When I … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Dr. Dorothy Height

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National Nutrition Month

By Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Do you know someone who could benefit from National Nutrition Month? March is important because it is National Nutrition Month. This month brings attention to the importance of making healthy food choices, creating healthy habits, and being physically active. It is a great opportunity for health care providers to educate their patients on … Continue reading National Nutrition Month

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reflection

By Shirley Brown, Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approached, I became curious about the history of the making of this American holiday. I began to research and found various materials of interest regarding the background and creation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This day, observed on the third Monday of January, celebrates the life … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reflection

Social Security Resources for Women

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist March is Women’s History Month. It’s a time when we reflect on the achievements and contributions of our nation’s remarkable women. Many of these heroes might be people close to you: mothers and daughters, aunts, and grandmothers. Each of them plays a special role in our lives as they provide love and support. Social Security plays an … Continue reading Social Security Resources for Women

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Social Security and Black History Month

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist In February, our nation honors African Americans by celebrating Black History Month. Recognizing our shared history is one way we can affirm our belief in freedom and democracy for all. For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with financial benefits, information, and tools for people of countless backgrounds and ethnicities that … Continue reading Social Security and Black History Month

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Pollution Solutions

By Abigail Haller, Screening Integration Coordinator  The Great Lakes are home to thousands of plant and animal species, along with Michigan’s beautiful beaches and landscapes. These features are not the only factors that make the Great Lakes significant. The Environment Protection Agency states that the Great Lakes make up 84% of North America’s surface fresh water; that is a lot of water and, unfortunately, a lot of pollution. One of the largest types of pollution is from plastic.   The plastic pollution level usually references ocean pollution instead of Great … Continue reading Pollution Solutions

Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution!

  By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member  Over 4,000 years ago, ancient Babylonians started New Year’s resolutions. I wonder if they were successful to keep their promises all through the year! In our current world, only 8% of people actually keep those New Year’s resolutions. Let’s find out how we can be successful throughout the whole year.   It’s always a good move to keep your New Year’s resolutions … Continue reading Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution!