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AG Nessel Shares Best Practices for Consumers Amid Pandemic This Holiday Season

While the holiday season may look a little different from years past due to the pandemic, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is sharing tips to ensure Michiganders protect their wallets while staying safe this season.

Michigan Stay Well Mental Health Resources

If you’re feeling emotional distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available. There are many ways to connect with emotional-support services without the need to leave home.

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating Eviction Diversion Program

Governor Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-134 extending the temporary suspension of evictions until July 15 and creating the Eviction Diversion Program, which outlines a process for renters to get fast rental assistance or establish a manageable payment plan to keep Michiganders in their homes. Rental assistance under the Eviction Diversion Program will be available beginning July 16.

Robocall reports still down, FTC still fighting

A couple months ago, we told you the good news that people had been reporting getting fewer robocalls, and we told you about how some of the FTC’s work might have played a part in that. We have more good news — the number of reported robocalls for April and May were even lower. Maybe you’ve noticed.

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month!

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th

Stay Home Stay Safe

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Starts Today

Ready for tax season? If you’re not ready for tax identity thieves and IRS imposters, you might not be. But breathe easy. Today is the start of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, and we’ve got lots of easy ways to learn how to recognize scams and help protect yourself from fraud.

Preventing Financial Abuse of Aging Clients

Retirement plan advisers do more than help shape their retired clients’ finances; they can and indeed must play a part in making sure their clients are treated equitably.

Common Medications Can Masquerade As Dementia In Seniors

A wide variety of medications used to treat allergies, insomnia, leaky bladders, diarrhea, dizziness, motion sickness, asthma, Parkinson’s disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and psychiatric disorders can interfere with cognition in older patients

Using Consumer Tools and Resources to Help Survivors of Elder Abuse

Family, professionals, and caregivers often help older adults manage finances, personal care, and household tasks. Sometimes, the increased vulnerability of older adults may make them susceptible to financial exploitation and physical abuse by those they trust. They may feel trapped, lack the personal resources to leave, and feel afraid that they won’t be able to manage alone.