Be Thrifty: Donate Your Body to a Medical School

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

Assistance Dog Day

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

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2017 Summer Internship Reflection – Part 1

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

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Michigan Governor Signs a Teacher Pension Plan that creates a new 401(k)-style defined contribution plan with an automatic employer contribution of 4% of the employee’s salary.

via plansponsor.com, by Rebecca Moore, PlanSponsor July 27, 2017 The signed bill modernizes the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MSPERS), and increases the state’s share to defined contribution plans, while reducing the unfunded liabilities of the overall system. Read the full article. Continue reading Michigan Governor Signs a Teacher Pension Plan that creates a new 401(k)-style defined contribution plan with an automatic employer contribution of 4% of the employee’s salary.

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Staff Spotlight – Mary Beth Daley

by Darling Garcia, J.D., Director of Operations This month’s employee spotlight is on Mary Beth Daley. Mary Beth is part of the Operations Team and provides assistance in grant accounting and compliance. She has been a member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since 2014. Mary Beth is diligent and dedicated to ensure compliance and adherence to grant requirements. She has exceptional work ethics with … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Mary Beth Daley

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Building Partnerships – MiCAFE and MiDHHS

by Natalie Pearce, Director of Economic Security This summer, MiCAFE (Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) entered into a partnership to house a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan’s Lansing office. Filling this role is Jody Anderson, who has worked at DHHS since 2011 as an Eligibility Specialist. In her role, Jody determines client … Continue reading Building Partnerships – MiCAFE and MiDHHS

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2016 Call to Justice Awards Honorees Announced

In August 2016, nine advocates and three organizations from across Michigan will be honored at Elder Law of Michigan’s 8th Annual Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards in recognition of their significant contributions to the fields of law and aging. Three awards receptions will be held on: Mid-Michigan – Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 6 PM Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI … Continue reading 2016 Call to Justice Awards Honorees Announced