By Ron Tatro, Vice President at Elder Law of Michigan Recently, my wife and I received a call from our 14-year-old granddaughter. As I answered the phone, I was greeted with “Hello Papa.” She was calling Grandma and Papa to say thank you for her recent birthday gifts. Over the next few minutes, we talked about her volleyball tournament, piano recitals, travel plans, and school. … Continue reading Hello Papa
By Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Mother’s Day is always on the second Sunday in May. This year it is Sunday, May 12th. I believe Mother’s Day is a favorite holiday to celebrate for many people around the world. People love to celebrate themselves as a mother and all the mothers in their lives. Many people also have a … Continue reading Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12, 2019!
By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator, at Elder Law of Michigan Who doesn’t love a good celebration full of food, music, dancing, and rich in culture? Across the United States, you can find a variety of celebrations on the fifth of May, better known as, Cinco de Mayo. Many people think of this day as a day meant to celebrate Mexican culture (guilty as charged, until … Continue reading Cinco de Mayo
By Pam Canty, Intake and Screening Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan As we celebrate National Women’s History Month, my thoughts go to back to May 1974. While employed by Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), I had a chance to speak with a phenomenal woman, Dr. Dorothy Height, leader, educator, and social activist. At the time, Dr. Height was the National President of the YWCA. When I … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Dr. Dorothy Height
By Shirley Brown, Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approached, I became curious about the history of the making of this American holiday. I began to research and found various materials of interest regarding the background and creation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This day, observed on the third Monday of January, celebrates the life … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reflection
By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist March is Women’s History Month. It’s a time when we reflect on the achievements and contributions of our nation’s remarkable women. Many of these heroes might be people close to you: mothers and daughters, aunts, and grandmothers. Each of them plays a special role in our lives as they provide love and support. Social Security plays an … Continue reading Social Security Resources for Women
By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist On Memorial Day, we honor service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security acknowledges the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives to protect our country. Part of how we honor these heroes is the way we provide Social Security benefits. The loss … Continue reading Social Security Honors the Nation’s Heroes on Memorial Day
Guest blog post by Maurice Monroe, L.L.B., L.L.M. From 1980 to 1985, Maurice taught law at the University of Birmingham. From 1985 to 2014, Maurice was a law professor at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School where he taught constitutional law, federal civil rights law, contracts law, torts law, and employment law. During this time, he received numerous teaching and service awards. Maurice retired from WMU-Cooley in … Continue reading Protecting our Constitutional Rights: A Constitutional Lawyer’s Perspective
By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist March is Women’s History Month. This is a time to focus not just on women’s achievements, but on the challenges women continue to face. In the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation’s history. Knowing this, you can take control … Continue reading Women’s History and Social Security
By Kim Hill, Economic Security Client Services Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is widely regarded as one of the most famous leaders in the modern Civil Rights Movement. He was not only an intelligent and inspirational speaker, but also an advocate for economic, social, and racial equality. His non-violent resistance and protest practices were born from his Christian upbringing and Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings on peace. During the course of his short life, he had several profoundly … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.