Waves or Woods?

By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan As Michigan summers are never as long as we’d like, many people take advantage of the beautiful weather to explore the state. For people who use wheelchairs, however, spontaneous excursions are not always feasible due to inaccessible terrain or buildings. Here are some resources for exploring nature in Michigan. Michigan is famous for its … Continue reading Waves or Woods?

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Kelly Jonker

By Jennifer Blank, MiCAFE Network Coordinator, at Elder Law of Michigan On August 14, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Kelly Jonker, Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman, with the 2019 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 … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Kelly Jonker

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Laura Sutter

By Jennifer Blank, MiCAFE Network Coordinator, at Elder Law of Michigan On August 14, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Laura Sutter, Director of the Branch/St. Joseph Area Agency on Aging (3C) with the 2019 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 … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Laura Sutter

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Joan Ilardo

By Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan On August 7, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Joan Ilardo with the 2019 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 … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Joan Ilardo

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Delta Township District Library

By Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan On August 7, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Delta Township District Library with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for their 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, … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Delta Township District Library

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Gary Bauer

By Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan On August 7, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Gary Bauer with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for his 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 … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Gary Bauer

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Kate White

By Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan On August 7, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Kate White with the 2019 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 … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Kate White

2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Mary Ablan

Marley Van Fossen, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan On August 7, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Mary Ablan with the 2019 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 … Continue reading 2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Mary Ablan

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project) Michigan Sheet Metal Workers Pension Applies for Benefits Cuts

Via AI-CIO By Michael Katz The trustees of the Sheet Metal Workers Pension Fund of Troy, Michigan, have reapplied for approval from the US Department of Treasury of a proposed suspension of benefits. The fund’s actuaries have estimated that as of May 1, 2019, the pension is only 40.6% funded, and is projected to become insolvent in the plan year beginning May 1, 2033. According … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project) Michigan Sheet Metal Workers Pension Applies for Benefits Cuts

A woman stands on a rocky beach while holding plastic containers and trash.

Pollution Solutions

By Abigail Haller, Screening Integration Coordinator  The Great Lakes are home to thousands of plant and animal species, along with Michigan’s beautiful beaches and landscapes. These features are not the only factors that make the Great Lakes significant. The Environment Protection Agency states that the Great Lakes make up 84% of North America’s surface fresh water; that is a lot of water and, unfortunately, a lot of pollution. One of the largest types of pollution is from plastic.   The plastic pollution level usually references ocean pollution instead of Great … Continue reading Pollution Solutions