Julia Miller

Welcome Julia!

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!

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Secondhand Wardrobe

by Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant Are you a budget conscious senior who still has a passion for fashion? Do you have a closet or two that needs a good decluttering? Are you committed to reducing your carbon footprint and preserving this earth for future generations? Are you someone who enjoys the thrill of the hunt…searching for buried treasures? If you answered yes to any, or all, … Continue reading Secondhand Wardrobe

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Food Stamps Can Cut Seniors’ Health Costs, But Most Aren’t Using Them

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

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Spread Some Cheer, Adopt-a-Grandparent This Year

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist Many of us hope that when we are older, we are surrounded by those who love us and care for us. We also hope to live in a safe, warm, and comfortable place to call home. We look forward to having loved ones come to visit and to keep us company. Even though this goal doesn’t seem difficult to achieve, … Continue reading Spread Some Cheer, Adopt-a-Grandparent This Year

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Advanced Directives and How They Affect Life Insurance

By Danielle Takacs, 2017 Summer Intern End-of-life planning is not an easy topic to address. It can be emotional and confusing at times. An advanced directive, one kind of end of life planning document, states what type of medical care you wish to receive in the future and allows you to choose who can make medical decisions for you if you cannot to do so. A … Continue reading Advanced Directives and How They Affect Life Insurance

Be An Angel Day 2017

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

Lexington Could Owe Police, Fire Pension Funds Millions More

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