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A Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

by Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues.  There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for the services.  The MAPRP works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem.  Just ask Mr. M. Mr. M worked in a Zinc mine for nine years.  … Continue reading A Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

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Helping One Senior at a Time

by Gay Nell Jenkins, MiCAFE Network Partner Liaison  I first met Ms. H when I went to her home to complete her SNAP application. Ms. H., a homebound senior in her mid-seventies, has multiple health issues that she is being treated for. Her home is located in a blighted area of Detroit and when you turn onto her street, you can see blight and overgrown grass … Continue reading Helping One Senior at a Time

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Adult Coloring 

by Pat Gray, MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison From afar, I have been admiring Ms. Spencer, 84 of her mental stability. Recently, I asked her how she keeps mentally sharp. She stated last year she was watching a TV home shopping show and they were advertising Adult Coloring for seniors. She states it struck her interest. Subsequently, she ordered the Adult Coloring Book and the rest was … Continue reading Adult Coloring 

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Seniors Sacrifice Their Own Needs To Please Their Children

  by Dave Jones, Volunteer Attorney At times we hear from seniors who want to give their assets to their children, although the seniors need the assets themselves. Recently, I had one such case. Our client was an elderly woman, in her late 80s, with limited income who owned a house and a vacation cottage. She had several children, but was particularly attached to her middle … Continue reading Seniors Sacrifice Their Own Needs To Please Their Children

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A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

by Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for our services. MAPRP works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problems. Just ask Mr. D. Mr. D worked for a company that had long been out of business … Continue reading A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

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Client Letter – HRCMI Made My Dream Come True

Elder Law of Michigan recently received a letter from Mrs. Sylvia Scales, a client who received assistance with her Step Forward Application from the Housing Rights Center of Michigan (HRCMI), a program of ELM. With the funds provided by Step Forward, Mrs. Scales was able to catch up on her taxes, preventing foreclosure on her home. Mrs. Scales asked that we share what she had to say … Continue reading Client Letter – HRCMI Made My Dream Come True

A Step Forward Michigan Success Story: Anne

by Katie Burns, J.D., Attorney, Housing Counselor, & HUD Certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor To protect client confidentiality, all names have been changed in this post. Anne is a 79-year-old Southfield resident, retired registered nurse and homemaker. She is also the full-time caregiver for her mentally challenged adult children, and the legal guardian of her three-year-old grandson. After she retired, she was struggling to pay her … Continue reading A Step Forward Michigan Success Story: Anne