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Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 5

Each year, Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. works with law schools and law students across Michigan, and the country, to encourage students to intern on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors. This year, Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have 13 law students volunteer their time this summer to intern under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys to learn about the law, experience what it is like … Continue reading Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 5

Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 2

Each year, Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. works with law schools and law students across Michigan, and the country, to encourage students to intern on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors. This year, Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have 13 law students volunteer their time this summer to intern under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys to learn about the law, experience what it is like … Continue reading Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 2

Morgan Stage, Danielle Takacs, and Heath Lowry, 2017 ELM interns.

Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 1

Each year, Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. works with law schools and law students across Michigan, and the country, to encourage students to intern on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors. This year, Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have 13 law students volunteer their time this summer to intern under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys to learn about the law, experience what it is like … Continue reading Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 1

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May I Lend a Hand? National Volunteer Week

by Ron Tatro, Vice President April 23-29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week. It is about inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. In 1943, Canada became the first nation to recognize the efforts and contributions made by women on the home front to the war effort. National Volunteer Week was established in the United States by a Presidential … Continue reading May I Lend a Hand? National Volunteer Week

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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

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

by Karen Flores, J.D., Hotline Attorney The Corporation for National & Community Service established the Senior Corps agency for people age 55 and over who want to volunteer in their community and provide aid to people in need. Previously, we featured the Foster Grandparent Program and the Senior Companion Program.  Another program which operates through the Senior Corps is the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program … Continue reading Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

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A Foster Grandparent Program

by Karen Flores, J.D., Hotline Attorney Growing up, I was fortunate to have experienced a close relationship with my maternal grandparents. My maternal grandmother was the quintessential old-fashioned grandma who wore flowered print dresses which were always covered with an apron she sewed herself. She helped operate the family farm in Gratiot County and spent her days cooking large meals, baking Czech pastries known as … Continue reading A Foster Grandparent Program