Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Michelle Jackson

By Denise Keiser, Fund Development Specialist Meet Michelle Jackson, or “Mishy,” as she’s commonly known around the office. Michelle is recognized as a self-starter who believes that the best part of her job is developing and nurturing relationships with her clients and colleagues. As an Economic Security Team Member and MMAP counselor at Elder Law of Michigan, Michelle delivers compassionate and comprehensive Benefits Access Counseling to older adults in need of economic support. … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Michelle Jackson

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Need to Change Your Name on Your Social Security Card?

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Are you changing your name? If so, let Social Security know so we can update your information, send you a corrected card, and make sure you get the benefits you’ve earned. To change your name on your card, you must show us documents proving your legal name change and identity. If you are a U.S. citizen, you … Continue reading Need to Change Your Name on Your Social Security Card?

Recap: Call to Justice Awards 2018 Honors Elizabeth Zeldes

By Ron Tatro, Vice President  On August 29, 2018, Elder Law of Michigan honored Elizabeth Zeldes, a Kent County Certified Public Accountant, for her efforts in working to support seniors through financial planning and services.  The Joe D. Sutton Call To Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan to advocate for, educate, and assist those in need, with a continued focus on older adults and person with disabilities.  Ron Tatro, … Continue reading Recap: Call to Justice Awards 2018 Honors Elizabeth Zeldes

Recap: Call to Justice Awards 2018 Honors Traci Ruiz

By Jay Tomic Bobas, J.D., Managing Hotline Attorney   On August 15, 2018, Elder Law of Michigan honored Retired Lansing Police Department Lieutenant Traci Ruiz with the 2018 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for her elder abuse prevention work.   The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. to advocate for, educate, and assist those in need, with a continued focus on older … Continue reading Recap: Call to Justice Awards 2018 Honors Traci Ruiz

Recap: Call to Justice Awards 2018 Honors Karla Fales

By Ron Tatro, Vice President  On August 29, 2018, Elder Law of Michigan honored Karla Fales, CEO of CareWell Services Southwest, Area Agency on Aging, for her contributions in working to support and protect seniors in Calhoun and Barry County. The Joe D. Sutton Call To Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan to advocate for, educate, and assist those in need, with a continued focus … Continue reading Recap: Call to Justice Awards 2018 Honors Karla Fales

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Ron Tatro

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator Ron Tatro wears many hats at Elder Law of Michigan. He joined the team over 10 years ago. He is the Vice President of Elder Law of Michigan and Director of the Michigan Elder Justice Coordinating Council (MIEJCC). During his time at Elder Law of Michigan, his favorite project has been working on Elder Abuse Prevention activities and his proudest moment at Elder Law of Michigan  … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Ron Tatro

Sweetest Seniors

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member  Get ready all ye who are romantic at heart! This year Sweetest Day is October 20th, always the third Saturday in October and celebrated in the Midwestern and parts of the Northeastern United States. You may think this is just a holiday created to increase the sale of candy and other romantic deeds. However, in 1922, philanthropist Herbert Birch Kingston started … Continue reading Sweetest Seniors