I hope you are enjoying our seasonal Michigan weather (the good and the bad)! In Lansing, we have fully moved into budget season. This means that we are laser-focused on figuring out where to allocate funds in a way to best serve you and all of our constituents. I have spoken with many of my colleagues and am excited to be part of this process to serve all of you back in House District 12.
Rep. Kimberly L. Edwards
House District 12
In April, I held my second meeting of “The Stigma,” focused on the mental health of elders. Our special guests and panelists included Katie Wendel from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, Karen Schelberg with the Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Anthony Walburg, founder of Heavenly Comfort. This was a great conversation regarding elder care, the state of the industry in Michigan and the mental health of our elderly population. We once again thank the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center for hosting us.
While we will not be having The Stigma in May, we hope to see you at one of our coffee hour Community Conversations. These will take place Saturday, May 6, from 10-11 a.m. at Coney Island (27027 Gratiot Ave., Roseville, MI 48066), and Friday, May 19, from 10-11 a.m. at Tim Hortons (17210 E. 9 Mile Road, Eastpointe, MI 48021).
Several of my colleagues and I sponsored legislation to eliminate payroll fraud. My bill specifically would protect employees who participate in investigations or report a violation. This bill is part of one of the many packages that we’ve worked on to protect Michiganders and working families.
Representative Contact Information:
Office Phone: (517) 373-0852
St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center 14061 Lappin St., Detroit, MI 48205, (313) 535-9200, children and adult educational services. Several volunteer opportunities are available.
Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network, 24 Hour Helpline: (800) 241-4949
Home Page: dwihn.org
Macomb County Community Mental Health 24 Hour Helpline: (586) 307-9100
Wayne County 11,000 to Zero
In 2009, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office discovered 11,341 untested rape kits dating from 1984-2009. With state funding through the Department of Justice, the prosecutor’s office was able to process all of the kits. For more information or to find out the status of your case, please go to this link or call (313) 224-4111, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services for Seniors
Please follow the link below for more information on services for seniors in our region, and reach out to our office if you are interested in a printed publication covering services from the State of Michigan.
Area Agency on Aging, (517) 886-1029