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

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Changes in Omitting Beneficiaries from a Will

By Jadranko Tomic Bobas, J.D., Managing Hotline Attorney, and Kathryn Petersen, Legal Hotline Intern    Effective August 8, 2018, Michigan Legislature amended a portion of the Estates and Protected Individuals Code (EPIC) to clarify a child’s right to the exempt property allowance.    The exempt property allowance is an additional benefit of a decedent’s estate that is available to the surviving spouse or to the decedent’s children and can include any household items, … Continue reading Changes in Omitting Beneficiaries from a Will

Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Lyndsy Gamet

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources  Lyndsy Gamet is a Stakeholder and Network Partners Manager for the MiCAFE Network. She has been a member of the Elder Law team since August 2013.  Before joining the Elder Law of Michigan team, she worked as an Adjustment Processor at Jackson National Life Insurance Company. There she worked with various annuity products and the technology department and agents to insure proper calculations on policies.   As … Continue reading Meet the Team, Staff Spotlight: Lyndsy Gamet

Grandparents’ Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018

By Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Coordinator  Did you know September 9th is National Grandparents’ Day? Everyone should learn about this special day so we can honor and celebrate our grandparents.    President Jimmy Carter signed the bill for Grandparents’ Day in 1978. It was first introduced by Marian McQuade of Oak Hill, West Virginia who became the founder of National Grandparents’ Day. Marian made it her goal to educate youth about significant contributions that seniors have … Continue reading Grandparents’ Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018

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Everyone Needs a Will

By Denise Keiser, Fund Development Specialist  Recently we learned that celebrity icon, Aretha Franklin, died with no will or trust in place to instruct the disposition of her wealth, which has an estimated value of over 80 million dollars. So this brings a question to light – at what level of wealth do you need a will?  No matter how much – or how little – money or assets you … Continue reading Everyone Needs a Will

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September is Hunger Action Month: Take Action and Fight Hunger!

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist  When September hits, many people start to think of fall. We start to see a lot of red, orange, and yellow in décor, clothing, and food. However, orange has another meaning during the month of September, which is Hunger Action Month.  Here are some statistics from Feeding America associated with Senior Hunger across our country:  Nearly 5 million seniors face hunger in our country.  The rate of hunger among … Continue reading September is Hunger Action Month: Take Action and Fight Hunger!