Staff Spotlight – Sheila Robison

by Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of Client Assistance It is my pleasure to introduce you to one of our full-time benefit specialists, Sheila Robison.  Sheila has been a benefit specialist at Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) since June of 2010.  Sheila is dedicated to helping clients who need services. Sheila works in the Michigan Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) department within ELM.  Sheila’s main job … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Sheila Robison

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Simplify Your Life

by Sheila Robison, MiCAFE Network Coordinator Who would like more peace and calm in their day? Who would like personal power, appreciation and happiness? How about gaining increased self-esteem, self-respect and a fulfilled feeling of gratitude? You can have all this and more. You can have all that life has to offer. In one word, the benefits from all of these issues stems from simplicity in life. … Continue reading Simplify Your Life

Embrace Your Geekness Day – July 13th

by Kathryn Larlee, J.D., Hotline Attorney When Star Wars came out with The Phantom Menace in 1999, I took my seven year old son to the midnight showing. . . with light sabers. Harry Potter book release at midnight? We were there, drinking butter beer and stocking up on Bertie Botts Every Flavor Jelly Beans. Geeks. If you have ever been called a geek, or … Continue reading Embrace Your Geekness Day – July 13th

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National Humor Month

By: Michelle Jackson, MiCAFE Network Coordinator National Humor Month is might as a means to heighten public awareness of the therapeutic value of humor. Laughter and joy – the benchmarks of humor – lead to improved well-being, boosted morale, increased communication skills, and an enriched quality of life. It’s no surprise that the month begins with April Fool’s Day, a day which has sanctioned frivolity and amusement … Continue reading National Humor Month

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National Lighthouse Day

by Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant Did you know that August 7 is, celebrated annually as, National Lighthouse Day? On August 7, 1789, the United States Congress approved an act for the “establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Pears.” It was two hundred years later that Congress designated August 7th as National Lighthouse Day. Why do I bring up National Lighthouse Day? I … Continue reading National Lighthouse Day

Abigail Chacon

My Time at Elder Law of Michigan

by Abigail Chacon, Bilingual Team Member Elder Law of Michigan’s mission is to advocate for, educate and assist our seniors by providing effective solutions that improve quality of life involving economic security, legal solutions and much needed peace of mind. Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) achieves that every day, when you wander our halls you hear conversations about benefits that seniors may qualify for, explanations of the law affecting them, and … Continue reading My Time at Elder Law of Michigan

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Administrative Professionals’ Day

by Rachael Savoie, Office Manager Administrative Professionals’ Day is celebrated yearly on the Wednesday of the last full week in April. This special day recognizes the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionist, and other administrative support professionals. Most employers will give thanks to these employees by taking them out to lunch, cards, flowers, or gift cards. A little history on Administrative Professionals’ Day. During World War II, … Continue reading Administrative Professionals’ Day