May Flowers

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member Do you know what the flower for the month of May is? According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, May’s flower is the hawthorn plant or better known as the lily of the valley, which symbolizes the return of happiness. It can also represent sweetness, good luck, and humility. When the lily of the valley blooms, happiness is said to return as well as majesty and … Continue reading May Flowers

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

By: Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist  Being physically active does wonders for our bodies no matter our age or size. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, we should encourage those around us to be physically active as well, especially in the month of May because it is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.  The Office of Disease Prevention and Health indicates the following reasons why physical … Continue reading May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Elder Law of Michigan’s President and CERA’s Director participates in workshops at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

Keith Morris, President of Elder Law of Michigan and CERA Director, is presenting in two workshops at the 2018 Equal Justices Conference. The Delivery Innovation in Referrals from a Senior Legal Hotline Workshop is being held today, Thursday, May 10, 2018 and Looking at the Next Level of Service Delivery Workshop is scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018. Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan’s President and CERA’s Director participates in workshops at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

Elder Law of Michigan at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

#EJC18 2018 Pre-Conference Session: Running a Hotline is more than answering the phone: A Collaborative Workshop. Team members of the Center for Elder Rights Advocacy (CERA) are participating in the 2018 Equal Justice Conference being held in San Diego, California. CERA is participating as presenter and organizer of the pre-conference session scheduled for today, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The pre-conference is on Running a Hotline is … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

May 2018 is Older Americans Month – The 2017 Profile of Older Americans

Every year, an annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population is compiled by the Administration on Aging (AoA). AOA uses the latest statistics from U.S. Census data and this data provides a Profile of Older Americans. The profile shows data on changes in demographics of the population over age 65. The profile is available in PDF format. Data tables are also available … Continue reading May 2018 is Older Americans Month – The 2017 Profile of Older Americans

City, unions agree to cut pension costs

Via Times Herald By Jackie Smith New contracts with several Port Huron unions are expected to save the city $1.1 million in retirement costs a year. Port Huron City Council members approved new three-year collective bargaining agreements with four unions and potential adjustments for non-union employees during Monday’s regular meeting. After, City Manager James Freed said the changes affect about 220 employees and will help reduce … Continue reading City, unions agree to cut pension costs

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Four Pension Funds Apply for Benefits Reductions

Via http://www.ai-cio.com Requests for benefits reductions have picked up this spring, as Treasury Department filings show four pension funds recently applied for benefits cuts under the Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. They are the Sheet Metal Workers Local Pension Fund, the Plasterers Local #82 Pension Plan, the Pressroom Unions Pension Trust Fund, and the Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 94 and Pension Fund. … Continue reading Four Pension Funds Apply for Benefits Reductions