Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Darling Garcia

By Kim Hill, Economic Security Client Services Before working at Elder Law of Michigan, the most interesting job she had was working for a local veterinarian office in California. At that office, she learned to drive on the clinic’s beloved “yellow bird” car, which was a 1977 Toyota Celica GT Liftback with standard transmission. The top ten books she recommends anyone to read are (in no particular order): Don Quixote, by … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Darling Garcia

Things to Know Before Buying a Mobile Home

By Jadranko Tomic-Bobas, J.D., Managing Hotline Attorney, and Lauren Sutter, Legal Hotline Intern  For many seniors, the idea of buying a mobile home seems like a great idea. There are often many positives to owning a mobile home, including: potentially lower energy bills, a sense of community, rules and regulations that enforce an atmosphere of calm and quiet, and a smaller property to care for. However, there are … Continue reading Things to Know Before Buying a Mobile Home

Caregivers Guide to Driving Issues – Part Two

By Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney  This post is the second part of a previous blog post on Caregivers Guide to Driving Issues. The Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors receives phone calls every week from loved ones and caregivers asking what he or she can do when there are concerns about a loved one’s driving.  In our last post, I discussed issues that arise when a caregiver becomes aware of potential problems of … Continue reading Caregivers Guide to Driving Issues – Part Two

Don’t Forget Father’s Day, June 17th!  

By Michelle Goetz, J.D., Project Coordinator   If your dad is around, would you do me a favor? Forget finding the ‘perfect’ gift, and spend some time with him.   My dad lives far away from me, but we always make a Skype date (virtual) to catch up. Like many of those who will read this post, my life can be busy and time flies by. Therefore, it becomes even more important to make sure my dad knows … Continue reading Don’t Forget Father’s Day, June 17th!  

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

By: Rachel Autera-Polzin, Volunteer Intern Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, but who comprises the elderly population? Anyone can become a victim, including your grandmothers and grandfathers, neighbors and friends. Elder Abuse Awareness Day was created to raise awareness of abuse and neglect of older adults. In Michigan, there are approximately 40,000-50,000 elder abuse cases annually; which include physical abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect. However, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of elder abuse cases that go unreported each year. Some of the abusers in these cases are family, caretakers, or medical personnel. Cases are unreported … Continue reading Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Flag Day: June 14, 2018

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources  Do you know what the colors of the United States flag represent? According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, red represents hardiness and valor; blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice; and white represents purity and innocence.   According to The Library of Congress, Flag Day is observed annually in the United States on June 14th. Flag Day was established to honor and celebrate the adoption of the American Flag which took place on June 14, 1777.    … Continue reading Flag Day: June 14, 2018