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Satellite Dish Rights

By Eric Villanueva, 2017 Summer Legal Intern One thing that most people don’t know is that property owners, and tenants, have a federally protected right to install, maintain, or use an antenna to receive video programming. In 1996, Congress directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Section 207 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to adopt the Over-the-Air Reception Devices rule, which limits restrictions that … Continue reading Satellite Dish Rights

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Elder Law of Michigan Releases Mi-SOAP 3.0!

Released in August 2016, the new Michigan’s Support for Older Adults Portal (Mi-SOAP) has been rebuilt from the ground up to provide a better user interface, implement new features, and address user feedback to provide a quality user experience. Additionally, Mi-SOAP now has a public site, allowing seniors and other members of the community to better connect with the resources seniors need most. Mi-SOAP now includes … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan Releases Mi-SOAP 3.0!

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Thank you Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative!

by Natalie Pearce, Director of Economic Security On behalf of several Southeast Michigan MiCAFE partners, Elder Law of Michigan would like to thank the Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative for their generous donation.  With the donation of funding to purchase portable scanners for our partners, the MiCAFE Network Partners assisted an additional 30 seniors with food assistance benefits between May 5, 2016 and June 20, 2016. … Continue reading Thank you Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative!

What is “Phishing”?

by Miles Morley Phishing, pronounced “fishing”, is defined as the act of attempting to acquire sensitive information by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.  It is so named because of its similarity to bait fishing, and often described as the act of fishing for financial information from the sea of online consumers using the bait of fraudulent email. In this attack, the … Continue reading What is “Phishing”?

How To Protect Your Parents from Online Scams

Every year, older adults lose billions of dollars to online scams. Online scams can go easily undetected, and those who are targeted are often unaware of the situation. However, there are some tell-tale signs of an online scam that can help you decipher sense from nonsense. The articles below break down online scams, provide information on what types of situations should raise a red flag, present methods for discussing … Continue reading How To Protect Your Parents from Online Scams

5 Apps to Kick Start a Healthy Lifestyle

by Annalise Stromsta Making strides to eat better and live a healthier lifestyle can be overwhelming. With so much literature, methodologies, and perspectives on nutrition, it can be difficult to get started. Luckily, there are several smartphone and tablet apps related to health and nutrition that are straightforward and easy to use. Any of these apps could be downloaded today and have you well on your … Continue reading 5 Apps to Kick Start a Healthy Lifestyle

Tech Tips for Hotlines II

by Kari Deming Happy Winter, Everyone!  Last quarter, we discussed positively interfacing with clients via LucyPhone, telephone technology, and email.  As December wanes and the New Year approaches, we offer these simple tips to enhance interactions between program people – partners, staff and volunteers.  As I am quite enamored with all-things-Google, this segment includes only Google-based tools. 1.  Collective Calendaring All litigation offices have calendaring … Continue reading Tech Tips for Hotlines II