Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12, 2019!

  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!

Women’s History Month: Dr. Dorothy Height

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

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reflection

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

Social Security Resources for Women

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

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Social Security Honors the Nation’s Heroes on Memorial Day

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

Protecting our Constitutional Rights: A Constitutional Lawyer’s Perspective

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