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.
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
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
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
by Natalie Pearce, Director of Economic Security On behalf of several Southeast Michigan MiCAFE partners, Elder Law of Michigan would like to thank the Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative for their generous donation. With the donation of funding to purchase portable scanners for our partners, the MiCAFE Network Partners assisted an additional 30 seniors with food assistance benefits between May 5, 2016 and June 20, 2016. … Continue reading Thank you Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative!
by Natalie Pearce, Director of Economic Security It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Dawn Kepler for the Staff Spotlight of the month of July. Dawn is the Project Administrator for our NCOA (National Council on Aging) grants, as part of the Economic Security Team. She has been with Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM) since March 2014. In that time, Dawn has … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Dawn Kepler
Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. is proud to work with Michigan State University College of Law to provide students with the opportunity to work directly with seniors through the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors, under the guidance of our Hotline Managing Attorney. This summer, ELM is grateful to host five interns. This is the second of two posts to provide you with an introduction to our summer interns! Calla Ketchens Law wasn’t always my … Continue reading Meet our Summer Interns! – Part Two
by Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project It is my pleasure to tell you about one of our part-time attorneys, Karen Flores. Karen works on both the Mid-America Pension Rights Project and on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors. Karen has been working for Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM) since 2013. Karen is dedicated to helping clients and to ELM’s mission. Karen … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Karen Flores
Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. is proud to work with Michigan State University College of Law to provide students with the opportunity to work directly with seniors through the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors, under the guidance of our Hotline Managing Attorney. This summer, ELM is grateful to host five interns. This is the first of two posts to provide you with an introduction to our summer interns! Daniel Sturdevant My name … Continue reading Meet our Summer Interns! – Part One
by Keith Morris, President May has been proclaimed Older Americans Month for over 50 years. This year’s theme is “Blaze a Trail”. The purpose of this month is to raise awareness of issues faced by older adults. It is also a time to recognize the many contributions that older adults have made. The theme for this year was definitely fitting for these purposes. But it … Continue reading May is Older Americans Month