Dear Neighbor,

I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to share my upcoming coffee hours and some resources I hope you will find helpful. Our team and I hope to see you at one of the upcoming events!

As always, if you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach our office at or by phone at (517) 373-7670. 

Veronica KlinefeltState SenatorDistrict 11



WHEN: Monday, May 8, 2023, at 10 amWHERE: Recreational Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe, 18185 Sycamore St, Roseville, MI 48066WHEN: Friday, May 26, 2023, at 10 amWHERE: Heilmann Recreation Center, 19601 Brock Ave, Detroit, MI 48205WHEN: Monday, June 5, 2023, at 10 amWHERE: Recreational Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe, 18185 Sycamore St, Roseville, MI 48066WHEN: Monday, July 17, 2023, at 12:30 pmWHERE: Peace Manor, 17275 Fifteen Mile Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48035


RESOURCESIncoming College Students: Fill out your FAFSA!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline is approaching soon. The deadline is May 1, 2023, to be given priority consideration for some Michigan financial aid programs. Filling out your FAFSA can save you thousands of dollars a year off the cost of community, private, or public college. You can unlock grants, scholarships, and other assistance to put you on the path to higher education right here in Michigan. One of the new ways you can save money is the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, a bipartisan scholarship we established last year to lower the cost of community, private, or public college by thousands of dollars a year—up to $27,500 over 5 years—for the majority of graduating seniors.

All you need to do to qualify for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship is fill out your FAFSA—that’s it. You are probably eligible for more financial aid than you realize, and it is encouraged you fill out your FAFSA as soon as possible!

Helping Medicaid members keep their coverage

Take action to avoid a gap in coverage

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE), allowing Medicaid members to keep their health care coverage. Per recent federal legislation, eligibility renewals will start again in June. Monthly renewal notifications will be sent by mail beginning in May.

Following these steps will help determine if you still qualify:

  • Make sure your contact information is up to date.
  • Check mail or text messages for a letter.
  • Complete your renewal form (if you get one).

If you’re a Medicaid member, learn more about how these changes may affect your health care coverage at

Fire danger is high across Lower Peninsula; Be careful outside

Warm temperatures, winds and winter buildup of dry grasses and leaves have pushed fire danger to very high levels across the Lower Peninsula. Fire danger goes up when the weather is hot and dry and increases even more when it’s windy. Windborne embers can travel far and fast, turning a small fire into a large one. Lightning strikes are also an issue if stormy weather is predicted.

Safety tips to keep fires under control:

When you’re working with fire or equipment outdoors, keep in mind that fires can take off very fast and that the remains of a fire smolder for some time. Here are some tips to keep it safe out there:

  • Contain your campfire or bonfire in a pit or ring and make sure you put it out thoroughly before leaving for the night. Douse the fire with water, stir the ashes and douse again.
  • Never leave any fire — including hot coals — unattended.
  • Keep a hose or other water source nearby when burning.
  • Prevent sparks. Keep trailer chains from dragging when you’re on the road; don’t park hot equipment on dry grass.
  • Never shoot fireworks into the woods, dry grass or shrubs.
  • Get more fire safety tips at
  • It’s illegal to burn plastic, hazardous materials, foam or other household trash. This can release dangerous chemicals into the air.
  • You can use a burn barrel with a screen on top to burn paper, leaves and natural materials.

DNR wildland firefighters have a goal of keeping as many wildfires fires as possible under 10 acres in size. Get more fire tips and learn more about the DNR’s fire programs.