MiCAFE Client Story: Mr. H

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Do you have questions about your Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) benefits? Are you having trouble contacting your MDHHS caseworker? Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) might be able to help! Mr. H called MiCAFE because he was having trouble with his Medicaid benefits. Mr. H had been in the … Continue reading MiCAFE Client Story: Mr. H

Celebrating Nurses Internationally

By Sheila Robison, MiCAFE Economic Security at Elder Law of Michigan My sister is a nurse. I am very proud of her. She is one of the millions of men and women around the world who we celebrate today, on International Nurses Day. My sister works long hard hours, day and night, 12-hour shifts, sometimes without breaks, and often staying on longer than her shift allows. Her … Continue reading Celebrating Nurses Internationally

Can You Be Both Sedentary and Active?

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Did you know, even if you meet the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) physical activity guidelines you can still be considered sedentary? Physical Activity, Inactivity, and Sedentary Behaviors: Definitions and Implications in Occupational Health paints an alarming picture of how exercise does not make up for long periods of sedentary behavior. There is a … Continue reading Can You Be Both Sedentary and Active?

The Importance of Nutrition for Aging Adults

By Liseia Parisian, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Did you know that by making simple changes to your diet you can reduce your chance of chronic disease such as diabetes by up to 71% and improve your quality of life to get the best out of your golden years? This is a statistic from the National Council on Aging, which also claims that as … Continue reading The Importance of Nutrition for Aging Adults

Helpful Hints for Unwanted Apartment Invaders

By Pam Canty, Intake and Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Do you need some helpful household hints to ward off or proof your home against some of the most popular guests; stink bugs (brown marmorated), bed bugs, roaches, and ants? Do you just need those unwanted guests not to enter your home, or pack-up and move out as soon as possible? Even with limited … Continue reading Helpful Hints for Unwanted Apartment Invaders

Depression in Older Adults

By Brenda Jones, E-MDT Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Depression affects millions of adults 65 years and older, reports the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), but the National Institute on Aging (NIA) clarifies it is not a normal part of aging. Depression is more than just feeling sad, it affects how you think, sleep, eat, and work. As we age, important life changes occur, like … Continue reading Depression in Older Adults

Coronavirus Scam Alert

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan All disasters have something in common. From hurricanes and tornadoes to pandemics, any time the normal operation of daily life is disrupted people pull together and pitch in to help each other survive. Unfortunately, scammers also try to take advantage of people during these times. The coronavirus pandemic is no different. While many of … Continue reading Coronavirus Scam Alert

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

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