Thu, 02/08/2018

February/March 2018  "AARP Foundation Fights Nursing Home Evictions"  A hallmark of AARP is our work on behalf of the most vulnerable members of society.  Many people in nursing homes have become victims of a troubling trend: illegal evictions.  Read the full story here.

Sun, 12/03/2017

"Edith+Eddie:  A Story of Love and Elder Abuse in the US"

America's oldest interracial newlyweds are at risk of being separated by a family feud over guardianship. 

Edith and Eddie got married in Virginia, United States, aged 96 and 95. 

Wed, 10/18/2017

Good Afternoon, Chairman Canfield and Members of the Subcommittee.  I am Alison Hirschel, Director of the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative (MEJI) and I also teach Elder Law at the University of Michigan Law School.  MEJI provides free legal services and advocacy for vulnerable, low income older adults and people with disabilities.  We are also proud to house the State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Tue, 04/18/2017

After two decades of promoting equal access to justice through fellowships, research, seminars, and programs, the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program has been re-established as the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Sat, 04/01/2017
The Michigan Elder Justice Initiative is pleased to announce that effective April 1st, 2017, Dan Wojciak will serve as the new MI Health Link Ombudsman (MHLO).  The MHLO offers free, confidential advocacy and problem-solving to MI Health Link (MHL) beneficiaries and advocates for structural improvements in the MHL program. Dan's promotion recognizes his superb work
Wed, 03/22/2017

Courtesy of a grant from the Tri-County Office on Aging, MEJI writes and distributes a newsletter every two months on the prevention of elder abuse.  Follow the links below to read past newsletters:

Tue, 11/01/2016

The State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, formerly housed within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, is now the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, a program of Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, a non-profit based in Lansing.  Read more here.

Sun, 05/08/2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, advocates for the aged and disabled say, testing protections for some of society's most vulnerable.

Fri, 04/08/2016

In late 2015, MEJI advocates worked with Medicaid staff to update Medicaid policy relating to veterans pensions.

Sun, 02/14/2016

Michigan faces lower enrollment rates and higher disenrollment rates than expected during the first year of its demonstration project to coordinate care for dually enrolled Medicare and Medicaid patients.