Time to fire back


Now is the time for all Dickinson County senior citizens to fight back.

Since elected, appointed and hired persons in and out of Dickinson County have decided to wage war on Dickinson County senior citizens, it is time to fire back.

The Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, who do not have any guidelines, by-laws, or rules to follow with any of their programs, including senior citizens, have enlisted state and local government, Delta County and Delta County YMCA and others to take away our county taxpayer property from us and give it away.

They are kicking the seniors (many vulnerable) out in the process.

The Michigan Model Vulnerable Adult Protocol MI-MVP covers the Social Welfare Act and its requirements. The Social Welfare Act, MCL 400.11 provides definitions for “Abuse,” “Adult in need of protective services” or “adult,” “exploitation,” “neglect,” “protective services,” and “vulnerable.”

The state-wide Centralized Intake for Abuse and Neglect hotline is 1-855-444-3911.

Adults, age 60 or older, will have better access to free legal services from the state thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The state will receive $178,500 per year over the next three years. Half of the funding will go for operations of the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors (1-800-347-LAWS or 1-800-347-5297).

Dickinson and Iron County seniors should use these for help with their present problems.

Gerald McCole