May was Mental Health Awareness Month: Here are a few Activities to Keep Your Brain Active

By Pam Canty, Intake and Screening Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Sometimes when we forget things it makes us frustrated even if it’s just, “Where did I put my keys?” It makes us think we are getting older because society keeps reminding us that only older adults are forgetful. Also, it suggests, if we do not keep our brain active that small forgetfulness may become major … Continue reading May was Mental Health Awareness Month: Here are a few Activities to Keep Your Brain Active

MiCAFE Client Story: Ms. B

By Grace DeRose-Wilson, Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) is a program of Elder Law of Michigan that helps potentially eligible older adults and individuals with disabilities access and apply for public benefits through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). MiCAFE also partners with community organizations throughout Michigan to help meet the needs … Continue reading MiCAFE Client Story: Ms. B

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

  Report suspicions of abuse or neglect as soon as possible! Making a report in instances of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation is the right thing to do. Programs such as Adult Protective Services (APS) and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman are here to help. Report suspected abuse or neglect in the community setting call:  Adult Protective Services at 1-855-444-3911 24 hours /day 7 days a … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

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

  How Can We Prevent and Address the Problem? There are many ways to get involved in creating a stronger society that safeguards our communities and prevents elder abuse from occurring.  BUILD PUBLIC AWARENESS: – Talk about the issue to increase the identification and reporting of abuse by the public, professionals, and older people who experience abuse – Provide older people who experience abuse with … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

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

  To keep older people in our society safe, we must build systems of support in our community to prevent and address elder abuse. Elder Abuse can occur without strong social supports in place to keep us connected as we age. While anyone is potentially at risk of abuse, some factors can increase one’s risk of experiencing abuse like: Social isolation Lack of access to … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD

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

  Administration for Community Living (ACL) programs, councils, and research projects help support and empower those caring for older adults and people with disabilities. The National Family Caregiver Support Program funds a variety of supports that help family and informal caregivers care for older adults in their homes for as long as possible. 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

  We are all born with the same human rights that should be enjoyed at every stage of our lives. When ageism, negative stereotypes based on prejudices about age, are directed at older people, it drives discrimination and the denial of our human rights as we age. Let’s end ageism and make our society more just. Learn more: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | USC … Continue reading Building Strong Support for Elders: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day #WEAAD