We Will Be Okay

By Ron Tatro, Director of Michigan Elder Justice Coordinating Council at Elder Law of Michigan There are many challenges to aging such as medical conditions, financial concerns, isolation, and distance from loved ones. As we age, we often reflect on days gone by and how everything has changed. Much of what we knew as a younger person is different today with a new generation taking over. This … Continue reading We Will Be Okay

Senior Daycare Facilities

By Michelle Jackson, Screening and Application Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Adult daycare centers are extremely popular throughout the country. These centers are known as safe places for seniors to go. Seniors spend their daytime with others, use their minds, and receive quality services such as transportation, health screenings, physical therapy, and supervision as well as nutritious meals. Adult daycare centers allow caregivers and loved ones … Continue reading Senior Daycare Facilities

Part 1: What is the U.P. FAST E-MDT?

By Brenda Jones, E-MDT Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Elder abuse is a complex problem that is receiving increased societal awareness. It occurs in any setting and in relationships where there is an expectation of trust, or when a vulnerable person is targeted because of age or disability. Every community has different circumstances, strengths, challenges, and priorities when it comes to addressing elder abuse. The … Continue reading Part 1: What is the U.P. FAST E-MDT?

Taking a Look at Diabetes

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member for MiCAFE at Elder Law of Michigan As the constant need to slow the growing epidemic of diabetes continues in the United States, National Diabetes Month strives to encourage and strengthen patients again this November.   I live with diabetes every day. My husband has diabetes and it’s not anything to take lightly. He takes four insulin injections per … Continue reading Taking a Look at Diabetes

Celebrate – Fall is Here

By Brenda Jones E-MDT Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Do you celebrate the first day of Fall? Autumnal (Fall) Equinox is the astronomical start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere, occurring on September 22nd or 23rd depending on your time zone. Time And Date AS states, “Due to the differences between the calendar year (365 days), and the … Continue reading Celebrate – Fall is Here

Why is the Census Important?

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan How do communities get funding to provide services? How is the number of seats each state receives in the House of Representatives determined? How are congressional and legislative districts drawn? The answer to all of these is the census. From road construction to housing assistance for older adults, school lunches to firefighters, the census … Continue reading Why is the Census Important?

Hoarding Part 2: The Do’s and Don’ts of Decluttering

By Betsy Smith, Network Partner Manager at Elder Law of Michigan People with hoarding disorder are emotionally attached to their belongings and cannot set priorities and make informed decisions. Therefore, they can compromise their safety and relationships just because they are afraid to throw anything away. When the well-being of the affected individual is in danger hoarding help becomes necessary. If you suspect a loved one of … Continue reading Hoarding Part 2: The Do’s and Don’ts of Decluttering

Social Security and OIG Announce National ‘Slam the Scam’ Day

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, and the agency continue raising public awareness about telephone impersonation schemes during the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) national ‘Slam the Scam’ Day on March 5. Social Security and OIG have made concerted efforts to educate the public about these scams – in which fraudulent callers mislead victims into … Continue reading Social Security and OIG Announce National ‘Slam the Scam’ Day

Why You Should Shop at Farmers Markets

By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan What do cherries, pickles, and beans have in common? They are just a few of over 300 commodities produced in Michigan according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Michigan has a rich agricultural past and present. You can take advantage of local bounties at farmers markets throughout the state. The Michigan Farmers … Continue reading Why You Should Shop at Farmers Markets

You Can Get Social With Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security means many different things to many different people. To a spouse who has lost their partner, it may mean a monthly check to help with childcare costs. For a wounded warrior, Social Security might mean a lifeline of income that improves their quality of life. And chances are, you’ll rely on us one day … Continue reading You Can Get Social With Social Security