Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Darling Garcia

By Kim Hill, Economic Security Client Services Before working at Elder Law of Michigan, the most interesting job she had was working for a local veterinarian office in California. At that office, she learned to drive on the clinic’s beloved “yellow bird” car, which was a 1977 Toyota Celica GT Liftback with standard transmission. The top ten books she recommends anyone to read are (in no particular order): Don Quixote, by … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Darling Garcia

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Sara Jackson

By Dawn Kepler, Project Coordinator Sara Jackson is a Network Specialist for Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) program. She has been a member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since September 2016. Some of Sara’s favorite projects include growing the MiCAFE Network into new areas of the state and sustaining our partnerships with new and innovative approaches.   Taking a tour through Sara’s office … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Sara Jackson

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Dawn Kepler

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist  Dawn Kepler is a Project Administrator at Elder Law of Michigan and has been a member of the team since March 2014. Before she started working for Elder Law of Michigan, a coworker at a previous job told her to contact the attorneys at Elder Law of Michigan because they might be able to help her and her husband when they had an identity … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Dawn Kepler

Flag Day: June 14, 2018

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources  Do you know what the colors of the United States flag represent? According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, red represents hardiness and valor; blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice; and white represents purity and innocence.   According to The Library of Congress, Flag Day is observed annually in the United States on June 14th. Flag Day was established to honor and celebrate the adoption of the American Flag which took place on June 14, 1777.    … Continue reading Flag Day: June 14, 2018

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 Farmers Market Week August 6-12, 2017 

By Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Coordinator   In celebration of the National Farmers Market Week, I searched for resources to better educate myself on farmers market. I was happy to learn that farmers market is an “assembly of farmers or their representatives selling the food that they produced directly to consumers.” I was not aware that the term “local” is defined by each farmers market and it is based on the agriculture of its region. … Continue reading National Farmers Market Week August 6-12, 2017 

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Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

by Rachael Savoie, Office Manager Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week is always celebrated the last week of June. This started in 1984, when President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating the last week of June as “Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week.” This week long celebration is the kick off of the national advocacy campaign, in recognition of the achievements and capabilities of people who are deaf-blind. The commemoration of Helen-Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week … Continue reading Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week