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

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

Staff Spotlight – Christine Steinmetz

By Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of Client Assistance It is my pleasure to introduce you to one of our part-time attorneys, Christine Steinmetz. Christine works on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors three days a week.  She has been working for Elder Law of Michigan since 2011. Christine is extremely knowledgeable and has been practicing law for over 20 years. She assists hotline clients, volunteers, and law students … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Christine Steinmetz

Elder Law of Michigan Volunteer Recognition Celebration – Sandi Stevens

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, I was fortunate to attend the Capital Area United Way 2018 Volunteer Recognition Celebration held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.  It was a night that allowed volunteers from all over the area come together to celebrate all the marvelous work that they are doing in our community. This year, I had the honor … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan Volunteer Recognition Celebration – Sandi Stevens

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The Basics of Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance

By Karen Flores, J.D., Hotline Attorney   The Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors frequently receives calls from seniors asking questions about car insurance, usually after they’ve been involved in an accident. Every driver in Michigan is required to have basic no-fault auto insurance to cover claims for property damage and personal injury. If you are caught driving without auto insurance, you could be convicted of a misdemeanor.   The no-fault law in Michigan is very complicated. The following information is a very … Continue reading The Basics of Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator  National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be celebrated this year during the week of April 8-14th. This is a week dedicated to raising awareness about victimization, the effect it has on the individual, their family, friends, and the community around them.   The theme for this year’s event is “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims”. This is meant to emphasize the importance of communities, organizations, professionals, and … Continue reading National Crime Victims’ Rights Week