U-M’s memory program serving individuals with dementia hopes to raise $10K on Giving Blueday
ANN ARBOR – Silver Club Memory Programs has provided activities and socialization for individuals with mild to moderate dementia for the past 23 years. Part of Michigan Medicine’s Geriatrics Center Community Programs, Silver Club had to pivot its services once the coronavirus pandemic hit. (Silver Club)“I like Silver Club because they’re all nice people. “I wish to express how much Silver Club has enriched the lives of Frank and myself,” his wife Mary said. For more information about Silver Club or how to become a member, visit its website.
Michigan program seeks alternatives to youth incarceration
LANSING, Mich. – A program that seeks community-based alternatives to the practice of locking up youth offenders or placing them in rehabilitation facilities outside their homes has come to communities in Michigan. Funding from Ballmer Group to Youth Advocate Programs Inc., is helping with startup costs. “There is more consensus than ever that youth incarceration is part of a failed system — that it’s dangerous, results in poor outcomes and is very expensive,” said Jeff Fleischer, Youth Advocate Programs chief executive. Program grants for one year were provided to probation departments, juvenile courts and juvenile justice programs in California, Georgia, Ohio, Arizona, North Carolina and Illinois. Youth Advocate Programs is hiring and training neighborhood-based advocates to work with youth, parents and guardians.
Michigan launches mortgage relief partnership amid coronavirus: How it could help you
Participating financial institutions are listed on the MiMortgage Relief Partnership Financial Institutions page. Participating financial institutions are listed on the MiMortgage Relief Partnership Financial Institutions page. “Through the MiMortgage Relief Partnership, financial institutions will continue to help customers find the solutions that best fit their needs, and to focus relief efforts on those most impacted by the crisis. Borrowers with these loans may wish to visit the CFPB guide to coronavirus mortgage relief options. For more information on COVID-19 related mortgage relief, see: www.michigan.gov/MiMortgageRelief or call DIFS toll-free at 877-999-6442.