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Celebrating Veterans’ Day

By Rosa Robinson, Housing Counselor Veterans’ Day is a time to honor those who have served their country. Freebies such as free meals and haircuts are offered by businesses statewide to show their appreciation. However, oftentimes Michigan veterans may not be aware of other benefits they may qualify for or how to apply for them. To address this problem, under Executive Order 2013-2, the Michigan … Continue reading Celebrating Veterans’ Day

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Remembering Veterans and their Families this Memorial Day

Memorial Day was established as a day to remember those who have given their lives serving our country. We are very grateful for their service and sacrifices to preserve our freedoms. As part of honoring their sacrifices, it is important to remember their families and fellow veterans. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, nearly 50,000 veterans are homeless, of which more than half … Continue reading Remembering Veterans and their Families this Memorial Day

The Financial Exploitation of Our Elders, Culture, and Ageism: Part Three

by Lindsay Felsing, M.S.W., Director of Economic Security How Can You Prevent Elder Abuse? The first post in this series defined various types of elder abuse with an emphasis on financial exploitation. The second post examined why older adults are the frequent targets of financial exploitation as a potential symptom and microcosm of a societal problem: overarching, negative views of aging in America. Now, let’s … Continue reading The Financial Exploitation of Our Elders, Culture, and Ageism: Part Three