Three Ways to use Social Security Online

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information.  By using http://www.ssa.gov, you know that what you’re reading and watching is approved by our experts and specifically created for you. Here are three of our resources where you can find valuable information about your Social … Continue reading Three Ways to use Social Security Online

Why You Should Shop at Farmers Markets

By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan What do cherries, pickles, and beans have in common? They are just a few of over 300 commodities produced in Michigan according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Michigan has a rich agricultural past and present. You can take advantage of local bounties at farmers markets throughout the state. The Michigan Farmers … Continue reading Why You Should Shop at Farmers Markets

Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Shanon Gallagher, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan We are a month into the New Year, have you kept up with your New Year’s resolution? The rule of thumb is that it takes three weeks to form a habit. When the New Year approaches, many individuals view it as an opportunity to start the year off healthier by vowing to eat better, lose weight, … Continue reading Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Keeping Warm and Staying Safe During the Winter Months

By Betsy Smith, Network Shareholder and Partner Manager at Elder Law of Michigan It is no joke that Michigan winters can be brutal, and we are just now heading into the coldest part of the year. Between trying to keep warm and stay safe in wintry weather, older adults are faced with several challenges during the winter season. Older adults can lose body heat easier than when … Continue reading Keeping Warm and Staying Safe During the Winter Months

Older Adults Are Outliving Their Retirement Savings: How I Helped My 89-Year Old Grandmother Bridge the Gap

By Denise Keiser, Fund Development Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Recently, I sat down with my grandmother who is in her 80’s to help prepare her monthly bills and discovered some startling news about her retirement savings – it’s gone! She, like many seniors her age, has outlived her nest egg. Surprisingly, she never thought she would live this long, and thus, ever run … Continue reading Older Adults Are Outliving Their Retirement Savings: How I Helped My 89-Year Old Grandmother Bridge the Gap

You Can Get Social With Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security means many different things to many different people. To a spouse who has lost their partner, it may mean a monthly check to help with childcare costs. For a wounded warrior, Social Security might mean a lifeline of income that improves their quality of life. And chances are, you’ll rely on us one day … Continue reading You Can Get Social With Social Security

2019 Fall Season Health and Safety Reminders for Seniors

By Pam Canty, Intake and Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan The 2019 fall season is upon us with cooler temperatures, changing colors of leaves, animals gathering food for storage, and people letting go of the hustle and bustle of the hot weather. However, this is a critical time for the senior population. Fall marks the time to remind seniors of health and safety … Continue reading 2019 Fall Season Health and Safety Reminders for Seniors

Maintaining Emotional Wellness

By Betsy Smith MiCAFE Network Shareholder and Partner Manager at Elder Law of Michigan Stress and depression can have adverse effects on our physical health, and when left unchecked, both can lead to chronic conditions. To raise awareness about the importance of mental well-being, October is observed as Emotional Wellness Month. Many seniors enjoy the freedom of retirement; fewer responsibilities, and more time for travel … Continue reading Maintaining Emotional Wellness

Voting: Absentee and Accessibility

By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Are you one of 7,503,397 registered voters in Michigan? If you want to verify your voter registration status, go to the Michigan Voter Information Center. There you will find two options to search: by Driver’s License number or your name (and additional details). ­You can then view important information such as the date and type of … Continue reading Voting: Absentee and Accessibility

Social Security Can Help You Get Back to Work

By Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Having a job means different things to different people, but it can give you a sense of self, a community to rely on, and much-needed structure. Some people define themselves through their work. Others may enjoy the social aspect of their jobs. If you rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments or Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits … Continue reading Social Security Can Help You Get Back to Work