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!  

May Flowers

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member Do you know what the flower for the month of May is? According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, May’s flower is the hawthorn plant or better known as the lily of the valley, which symbolizes the return of happiness. It can also represent sweetness, good luck, and humility. When the lily of the valley blooms, happiness is said to return as well as majesty and … Continue reading May Flowers

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

By: Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist  Being physically active does wonders for our bodies no matter our age or size. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, we should encourage those around us to be physically active as well, especially in the month of May because it is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.  The Office of Disease Prevention and Health indicates the following reasons why physical … Continue reading May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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It’s National Social Security Month!

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist National Social Security Month is celebrated in April and is dedicated to educating you about Social Security programs and services.  From programs that help support you through life’s journey, to services that help put you in control, to systems that help protect what’s important to you, Social Security is committed to helping secure today and tomorrow for … Continue reading It’s National Social Security Month!

The Importance of Older Adults Quitting Smoking

By Shirley Brown, Economic Security Team Member  Even though you may have smoked for years and had no difficulties that you know of, it would benefit you greatly to quit. It will be difficult but not impossible. You may need help and may have to try several different approaches to find the one that will work best for you. If you are not successful at your first attempt, do not give up. If you … Continue reading The Importance of Older Adults Quitting Smoking