Meet the Team, Volunteer Spotlight: Terry Schwennesen

By Michelle Goetz, J.D., M.S.L.A., Project Coordinator Terry Schwennesen, J.D. is a legal hotline volunteer at Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. and has been a valued member of our team since July 2018. Before she started volunteering at Elder Law of Michigan, she was employed by National Grid, a utility company serving nearly seven million electric and natural gas customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and New York. … Continue reading Meet the Team, Volunteer Spotlight: Terry Schwennesen

Recognizing the Symptoms of Diabetes

By Shirley Brown, Economic Security Team Member  What is diabetes? Diabetes is the inability of your body to use blood glucose for energy. There are several types of this disease, however I will address Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.   Type 1 diabetes is a more severe form because the pancreas no longer makes insulin. This is when blood glucose cannot enter the cells to be used for energy. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form, where either the pancreas does not make enough insulin, or … Continue reading Recognizing the Symptoms of Diabetes

Steps to Take When Becoming a Caregiver – Part 7

By Christine Steinmetz, JD, Hotline Attorney This post is Part 7 of our series on caregivers. The Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors receives phone calls each week from loved ones and caregivers asking what he or she can do when there are concerns about a loved one. This blog post will discuss caregiving and finances. Many caregivers find it very rewarding to care for a loved one. However, caregivers often take … Continue reading Steps to Take When Becoming a Caregiver – Part 7

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Nicholas Goodman

By Kim Hill, Economic Security Client Services  Nicholas Goodman, has been working with Elder Law of Michigan for almost five years. During his time with Elder Law of Michigan, he has been a member of the Intake and Referral team for the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors, as well as working for the National Council on Aging Call Center for Reverse Mortgage counseling. Currently, Nick serves as … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Nicholas Goodman

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Keith Morris

By Jay Tomic Bobas, J.D., Managing Hotline Attorney, and Ashley Jayne, Legal Hotline Intern    Keith Morris is the President and CEO of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. He started as a volunteer with the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors in 2000 and has been with the organization ever since. Keith works on many projects within the organization and leads the Elder Law of Michigan team with passion … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Keith Morris

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Rachael Savoie

By Lyndsy Gamet, Stakeholder and Network Partners Manager, MiCAFE Rachael Savoie is the Human Resources Specialist for Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. She is always punctual and precise, Rachael clearly takes pride in making sure that her colleagues have their needs met. She has unlimited patience and understanding with those to whom she speaks.  Rachael always ensures that clients who call Elder Law of Michigan connect with the correct department.  Rachael has a radiating and positive spirit, and we are lucky to have her in our office. How did you … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Rachael Savoie

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Sheila Robison

By Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant  What a privilege it was to do this assignment with Sheila. I so enjoyed the opportunity to get to know more about what makes Sheila “tick,” if you will. And what did I discover? I discovered a truly compassionate woman with a servant’s heart. Let me share just a bit of what I learned.  I asked Sheila, “Before working at Elder … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Sheila Robison