Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  Elder Abuse: The mistreatment or harm of an older adult. It takes many forms and occurs in both community and institutional settings. Elder abuse occurs in every ethnicity/race, gender, religion, and socioeconomic status. 100,000 older adults in Michigan alone are abused every year. Elder Abuse is widely under-detected/reported, it is an injustice that we all need to address and prevent.  Elder Abuse occurs when strong … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  Ageism shapes our attitudes toward older adults. Creating a culture that ignores and marginalizes older adults. Ageism: Discrimination against persons of a certain age group. Tending to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.  Learn more: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | USC CEM  #WEAAD Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  The Upper Peninsula Financial Abuse Specialists Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team (U.P. FAST EMDT) joins with local, national, and global partners to promote awareness and understanding of the public health and human rights issues associated with elder abuse. Learn more: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | USC CEM  #WEAAD Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

  The Upper Peninsula Financial Abuse Specialists Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team (U.P. FAST EMDT) is a group of committed Professionals and Specialists from various social and community agencies, dedicated to collaboration and coordination of efforts to combat and prevent elder abuse and financial exploitation. The goal of the U.P. FAST EMDT is to create communities that are better able to recognize, combat & prevent elder abuse and … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

Social Security Honors Our Military Heroes

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist On Memorial Day, our nation honors military service members who have given their lives for our country.  As Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men [and women] have died to win them.”  This is why families, friends, and communities come together … Continue reading Social Security Honors Our Military Heroes

Social Security Supports Teachers Online

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist The past year has been difficult for everyone, including educators and their students.  Our nation’s teachers have adapted, pivoted, and provided for their students in ways they had never imagined possible.  This year, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2 through May 8, and honor all educators who prepare our children for the future.  We … Continue reading Social Security Supports Teachers Online

Building a Better World For People of All Abilities

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan There was a day, not long ago, when people with disabilities were not able to function in the world. Some of you might be saying, well, yes, of course. It was the norm for citizens with disabilities to sit back and be less involved in life around them, whether it be the business world, common … Continue reading Building a Better World For People of All Abilities

Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to file fraudulent unemployment claims, often using someone else’s identity.  Scammers may even use the identity of someone who is receiving or applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSI applicants and recipients who begin receiving — or appear to begin receiving — State Unemployment Insurance (UI) … Continue reading Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Social Security

Replacement or Corrected Social Security Cards During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security offices are currently open only for in-person appointments for limited, critical situations, depending upon local office conditions.  However, you can continue to apply for a replacement Social Security card online and by mail.  Before requesting a replacement card, please remember that you might not need the physical card.  Most of the time, simply knowing … Continue reading Replacement or Corrected Social Security Cards During the COVID-19 Pandemic