We Are Delighted to Announce our 2016 Honorees
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our honorees. CLICK HERE for photos of this fabulous event! Our eternal gratitude to our extraordinary photographer, Sam Zolten — Photo/Facts
Day in the Life Documentaries, Video and Photography
CLICK HERE to watch the 6 Over 60 video featuring interviews with our 6 OVER 60 honorees! Our gratitude to filmmaker Malcolm Alston, who created this extraordinary film.
6 Over 60 Award
Americans who have had an Extraordinary Impact on our Community
Advocate for diversity and justice; Current Chief Diversity Officer for the Kenney Administration; Former Duane Morris partner; Founder, Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, Inc.; Petitioned to have his great–grandfather posthumously admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, a right he had been refused in 1847 due to racial discrimination.
Community activist and a leading voice for Philadelphia seniors; Founder, Haddington Multi-Services for Older Adults which she led for over 35 years, serving thousands of seniors with diverse services in West Philadelphia communities; talk show host; leader.
Decorated Marine; Former District Attorney; Retired Chief Justice Pennsylvania Supreme Court; Champion of legal aid, access to justice for the poor and elder justice. The groundbreaking Supreme Court elder justice initiative was launched under his tenure and with his vision.
Enduring champion of Philadelphia’s public interest law community; instrumental in founding of Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association; Veteran; Dechert Partner; champion for justice and fairness in the courts and judicial integrity; acclaimed litigator and advocate.
Executive Director of the Sheller Center for Social Justice; Trial Judge, Team Leader, and Supervising Judge, creating innovative, groundbreaking programs; state and local leader of senior judges; advocate for elder justice and member of the First Judicial District’s Elder Court Committee.
The Senior Veterans Advisory Corps
SeniorLAW Center’s advisory corps of senior veterans, working closely with our staff team to enrich legal services and resources for senior veterans who are victims of crime, abuse and exploitation, raise awareness, and strengthen responses, enabling senior vets to age with independence and dignity.
Hall of Fame
Extraordinary Champions and Advocates for Seniors and for SeniorLAW Center
Paul S. Buck and Arthur R. Ciocco, VISIONaries
Filmmakers, film producers and photographers; agents of social change; equality advocates; trailblazers; champions of SeniorLAW Center, telling the powerful stories of our clients and work
through film and photography for almost 20 years.
Ronald J. Shaffer, Esq.
Former SeniorLAW Center Board Chair and leader; Partner and Former Chair of Litigation at Fox Rothschild; volunteer attorney serving seniors on the Pennsylvania SeniorLAW HelpLine;
extraordinary advocate for elder justice.
Partner of the Year
An Exceptional Partner Whose Efforts Have Significantly Promoted Our Mission of Protecting the Rights of Older Pennsylvanians
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Elder Law Task Force
Under the leadership of our Commonwealth’s highest court, the Pennsylvania Elder Law Task Force, comprised of 38 judges, prosecutors, attorneys, aging specialists and advocates from across the state, pursued groundbreaking work to enhance access to justice for older Pennsylvanians, their interactions with the courts, and prevention and responses to elder abuse, financial exploitation, guardianship and protection of elder rights.