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Helping One Senior at a Time

by Gay Nell Jenkins, MiCAFE Network Partner Liaison  I first met Ms. H when I went to her home to complete her SNAP application. Ms. H., a homebound senior in her mid-seventies, has multiple health issues that she is being treated for. Her home is located in a blighted area of Detroit and when you turn onto her street, you can see blight and overgrown grass … Continue reading Helping One Senior at a Time

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

by Christopher Jackson, J.D., Communications Coordinator Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Established as a day of service in 1994, the day is meant to reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through a national day of service across the country. Dr. King recognized the power of service. He famously said, “Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

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