What's New with NEMCSA?

May 2018

Poverty Myths Debunked! 

Did you know that over half of Americans will live in poverty at some point before 65? 

In 2010 the Urban Institute reported that over half of Americans will live in poverty at some point before 65. This finding has huge explanatory power when it comes to dismantling misconceptions about the poor, because for those who wish to find something wrong with the poor they now have to find something wrong with over half of the people in our country. 
  • Misconception 1: Poverty Doesn't Exist in America

  • Misconception 2: Poor People are Lazy

  • Misconception 3: Poverty only affects a Small Amount of People

  • Misconception 4: All Children Have Equal opportunities to Succeed

  • Misconception 5: If you Live Above the Poverty Line You' re Doing Great! 

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Think you Understand Poverty? Think Again!

The School Success Partnership Program is a prevention program that identifies students at-risk for academic failure. Students are referred to the program by school staff, community agencies and parents with a common goal for the child-SUCCESS! 

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On May 14th Senator Jim Stamas visited multiple School Success sites in Iosco County. Pictured  are Tina Williams, (IRESA), Lisa Bolen (NEMCSA), Senator Stamas, Dorothy Pintar, Andrea Balliet, and Julie Meyers (NEMCSA). 

The first Produce give-away of 2018 occurred last week in Lewiston. Keep your eyes open for future dates so that we can spread the word in our communities! 

"Today was the start of our produce give-aways. I am so lucky to work beside so many giving people! I also have some of the BEST volunteers that make this type of give-away possible. Each time I do one I walk away with another story that touched me. Today I had a volunteer tell me how a young woman with a large family was crying as she loaded bread potatoes tomatoes and other items into her vehicle. The volunteer had shared that this young woman has frequented their pantry and is always grateful. Times are hard for many people and I am proud to say I work for a non-profit that will help others and allow myself and many others to branch out and try new things to get help out there." ~Tammy Dean, Food Program Coordinator 

Executive Director Lisa Bolen, Director of Corperate Operations and Community Development Karen Godi, School Success Director Dorothy Pintar and Communication and Outreach Coordinator Frances Whitney attended the 2018 Day at the Capital and Community Action Awards. 

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NEMCSA offers community education programs throughout AAA's 12 county area.  These programs include:
  • A Matter of Balance
  •  Personal Action Toward Health (PATH),
  • Diabetes PATH,
  • Pain PATH
  •  Creating Confident Caregivers (CCC).
Please spread the word about upcoming education classes that are being offered in your area.  

Workshop Schedule

In this Month's Executive Director's Report


 Read about :

  • Executive Order Update

  • Program Updates

  • Recap on Caregiver Empowerment Event

  • and much more

May Executive Director's Report 

Interested in learning more about what is happening in NEMCSA's Aging Division? Lean about: 

Upcoming NEMCSA events include:

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