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PA Supreme Court Elder Law Task Force, of which SeniorLAW Center is a member, releases its groundbreaking report

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
SeniorLAW Center is proud to be a member of the PA Supreme Court’s first statewide Elder Law Task Force. On November 17, we were present at the Court’s press conference in the Capital, unveiling the 284-page report with 130 recommendations to enhance the way Pennsylvania elders interact with the state court system and are protected in cases involving abuse, neglect, guardianship, and other mat… click for more

Seniors, you are cordially invited to donate your art for our permanent collection

Monday, November 10th, 2014
CARIE and SeniorLAW Center recently co-located to new offices at Two Penn Center.  We would be honored to display art created by Philadelphia area Senior artists.  If you are interested in submitting your work, please click here for more details.  … click for more

Senior citizens can save money with Real Estate Tax Programs

Friday, November 7th, 2014
The Philadelphia Department of Revenue has announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze Program. The program helps senior citizens save money by “freezing” their real estate taxes at the current year’s rate. Once approved, the homeowner’s real estate taxes will not increase. For the full press release with more information, click her… click for more

LIHEAP Assistance is NOW Available

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
You may be eligible to receive cash grants and additional benefits to help you with your heating bill. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (“LIHEAP”) provides financial assistance to low income households who are having trouble with their energy bills. It is a federal program administered by the PA Department of Public Welfare (“DPW”). LIHEAP is available as of November 3, 201… click for more

NEW Law Student Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAW STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SeniorLAW Center is a dynamic nonprofit public interest legal services agency in center city Philadelphia serving Pennsylvania seniors. Serving over 8,000 seniors each year with direct representation, community education, advocacy, and other legal services, SeniorLAW Center protects the rights of Pennsylvania seniors in a wide variety of substantive legal … click for more

EMPOWERING SENIORS WITH FINANCIAL POWER: NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BANCORP A GREAT SUCCESS

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
[caption id="attachment_4569" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dana Goldberg, Esq., SeniorLAW Center Project S.A.F.E. Coordinator; Rebecca Kochman, Director, The Center at Journey’s Way; Cyndee Wishkovsky, Vice President, Aging Services, Journey’s Way/Intercommunity Action; Nancy Rosenau, The Bancorp; Elizabeth Shay, Esq., SeniorLAW Center Homeowners Assistance Program Coordinator; Jim Spiegle, … click for more

SeniorLAW Center launches new “senior triage” program with OHCD and the Courts to save seniors’ homes!

Friday, October 24th, 2014
SeniorLAW Center is proud to launch a new court-based partnership with the Office of Housing and Community Development and the First Judicial District to provide focused services for senior homeowners facing mortgage foreclosure to help save their homes.  With OHCD support, SeniorLAW Center staff attorneys will now staff a “senior triage” project in Philadelphia’s award-winning Mortgage For… click for more

Reminder: Homestead Exemption Deadline is approaching!

Monday, September 8th, 2014
Reminder: Homestead Exemption Deadline is approaching! The deadline to apply for the Homestead Exemption for the 2015 tax year is September 13, 2014. The Homestead Exemption is a Philadelphia property tax program that reduces the taxable portion of your property assessment by $30,000. If you are granted the Homestead Exemption, your real estate tax bill will likely be lower next year. You can a… click for more

SeniorLAW Center summer pro bono event with Exelon/PECO, Blank Rome and friends brings “All Hands In” to serve seniors!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
On July 11, 2014 SeniorLAW Center partnered with the legal departments of Exelon Corporation and PECO Energy Company and the Blank Rome law firm to draft wills and other life planning documents for our senior clients.  The event, which was held at the beautiful West Philadelphia Senior Community Center, resulted in 39 SLC clients (from 60-89 years old) receiving 120 documents, including simple … click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s Larry Felzer quoted in the NY Times on LGBT issues!

Monday, August 25th, 2014
SeniorLAW Center’s Director of Development and Finance Larry Felzer, was recently featured in an article in the New York Times, about L.G.B.T. themed sporting events.  Larry, has been an organizer of the Annual Gay Community Night at the Phillies for the last 12 years. Click Here to read the article  … click for more

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