Elder Law of Michigan will be closed Friday, December 22, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018 for our staff to spend time with their families and friends during the holiday season. Happy Holidays! We will reopen our normal business hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan – Winter Holiday Closing
Julia Miller is an undergraduate intern. She started her senior year at Michigan State University and is set to graduate in the spring of 2018. Despite starting her college career with the intention of pursuing a degree in Neuroscience and becoming a Pediatric Neurologist, Julia quickly realized that medicine, and more specifically chemistry, was not her true passion. Knowing that she wanted to spend her … Continue reading Welcome Julia!
Via Governing.com BY J.B. WOGAN | AUGUST 31, 2017 More than half (three out of five) of the seniors who qualify for food stamps don’t get them. They either don’t know they’re eligible, feel too embarrassed to sign up or face transportation barriers getting to the enrollment office, say anti-hunger advocates. Read the full article. Continue reading Food Stamps Can Cut Seniors’ Health Costs, But Most Aren’t Using Them
Via US News Money By Rebecca Lake Social Security is an important part of the retirement picture for millions of Americans, both young and old. According to a recent Gallup poll, 25 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 and 43 percent of those ages 50 to 64 expect Social Security to be a major source of retirement income. Read the full article Continue reading 3 Things That Undermine Social Security Benefits
By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Coordinator Jayne Howard Feldman started Be An Angel Day back in 1993 as a way to encourage people to do random acts of kindness. Although it is nice to have an official day to raise awareness, it really should be a part of our daily lives that we never need reminding. It is much easier than we think, and more impactful than … Continue reading Be An Angel Day 2017
Via usnews.com LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky‘s second-largest city could have to pay millions more to its police and fire pension fund. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Kentucky Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the city this week. That means a state Court of Appeals decision ordering the case back to the circuit court will stand. Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone must decide … Continue reading Lexington Could Owe Police, Fire Pension Funds Millions More
by Kathryn Larlee, J.D., Hotline Attorney Did you know that August is Medic Alert Awareness Month? MedicAlert Foundation is a nonprofit organization that started 60 years ago with the mission to alert first responders to medical conditions that could affect a person’s treatment. A medic alert is a simple bracelet or necklace that is worn by a person with certain medical conditions such as severe allergies, asthma, … Continue reading August is Medic Alert Month!
by Ellen Mason, Hotline Attorney We’re the “do-good generation.” The generation that grew up in the 60’s. The generation whose mantra was “peace and love.” No wonder you’ve intended to donate your organs since you were in your 20’s. But let’s face it: nobody wants a 75-year-old heart; 72-year-old cataract-surgery eyes; a hip that’s been replaced twice; and on-and-on. (We have more rusty parts than a … Continue reading Be Thrifty: Donate Your Body to a Medical School
by Ron Tatro, Vice President Did You Hear That? Today is Assistance Dog Day. Many people with disabilities have service dogs. Also, many seniors have assistance dogs or emotional support animals that provide companionship and comfort. Although these dogs are remarkable with their skills and training, it is important to remember that they are not machines and can be affected by loud noises. Whether an animal … Continue reading Assistance Dog Day
Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have had 13 law students volunteer their time this summer. Under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys they have learned about the law, gained experience on what it is like to work at a nonprofit, and have assisted seniors in need of legal assistance. As their internship comes to an end, each intern has written a brief reflection of their experience … Continue reading 2017 Summer Internship Reflection – Part 1