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The Strength in Partnership

MMAP services expands senior living services by Elizabeth Ann Morabito A mutually beneficial partnership between the Michigan Medicare Assistance Program and Meer Independent Living Apartments began in 2017 with a Medicare information session during open [...]
Local Issues

Redetermination Made Easy

Reviewing medicare plans annually can save money for its beneficiaries by Elizabeth Ann Morabito Despite her sharp mind at 104 years of age, the complexity of Medicare leaves Rose Fink unsure about her ability to […]

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From Management to Mentorship

Helping community members navigate the complexities of Medicare by Gail Allyn Short Before her retirement, Deborah Wagner, of Grosse Pointe, enjoyed a successful career as a partner in a consulting firm. There, she helped large […]

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The Power of Partnership

MMAP collaborates with local agencies to expand its services By Gail Allyn Short One Michigan organization is partnering with community-based organizations statewide to help older adults find answers to questions about Medicare insurance plans. The […]

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Adult Education

From GED to a Job

CVACE helps students build their own path to success Edel Lopez-Cruz’s journey to academic success is a story of perseverance, determination and the transformative power of education. Graduating with his GED from Castro Valley Adult […]


From Classroom to Community

How a retired professor is reshaping lives by volunteering at MMAP by Elizabeth Ann Morabito Some people, like Peggy Kahn, are compelled to make a difference. Her lifelong personal and professional interest has centered around […]

Polina Trask, a woman with long blonde hair and a black blouse with a multi-colored pattern, teaches in her adult education classroom.
Adult Education

Agents of Change

Escondido adult educators bring passion, empathy and joy to classrooms By Anne Stokes When her students struggle balancing school, work and family, Maricxa Zendejas knows exactly what they’re going through. Today, she’s an instructor at […]

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