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The Homestead Exemption Deadline is approaching!

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
The Homestead Exemption program reduces the taxable portion of your property assessment by $30,000. If approved, your real estate tax bill will likely be lower next year (typically around $400 lower). To qualify, you must own and live in the property. There are no income requirements. To apply, call the Homestead Hotline at 215-686-9200 or go to www.phila.gov. The deadline to apply for the Homeste… click for more

PA selected for federal Senior Legal Assistance Development Grant focused on Elder Justice: SeniorLAW proud to be primary partner under leadership of PA Dept. of Aging

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Today, Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne announced that the department has received a federal grant to enhance and strengthen Pennsylvania's senior legal service delivery systems. The grant will enable the department to further protect the rights, health, and safety of older Pennsylvanians, with a focus on victims of elder abuse and exploitation. Secretary Osborne states: … click for more

The Legal Intelligencer Highlights Elder Abuse as a Global Crisis, Features One of our Bravest Clients

Monday, June 27th, 2016
Executive Director Karen C. Buck, Esq.’s compelling article about the global and national crisis of elder abuse and financial exploitation appears today in The Legal Intelligencer. From the UN to President Obama and the PA Supreme Court, leaders around the world recognize that this is one of the great crises of our time.   Read also about one of our bravest clients to-date: WWII veteran 91-yea… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Announces New Community Legal Clinic In South Philadelphia

Monday, June 27th, 2016
We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new SeniorLAW Center community legal clinic site at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, 1430 E. Passyunk Avenue.  We have conducted an introductory outreach presentation about our services and then launched intake on June 9, 2016 on an appointment basis each month. This Center has a diverse senior population with a significant number of Asian sen… click for more

SeniorLAW Center marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Monday, June 6th, 2016
SeniorLAW Center fights elder abuse, neglect and exploitation as a key priority of our work.  Elder abuse is a human rights issue.  Each year, the international community renews its commitment to addressing elder abuse, recognizing that it damages public health and threatens millions of our parents, grandparents, and friends. It is a crisis that knows no borders or socio-economic lines. On World… click for more

Generations who fought before us deserve justice, protection: SeniorLAW in NewsWorks

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
SeniorLAW Center was featured in an article on NewsWorks, by our Executive Director Karen C. Buck, highlighting our work,  national legislation and the elder justice movement.   Imagine a world without the elders of our country — those who fought racism and discrimination in the civil rights, voting rights, and women's rights movements; those who fought bravely on foreign shores,… click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s 7th Annual Hispanic Seniors Life Planning Clinic with Exelon

Thursday, May 26th, 2016
On Tuesday, May 17, SeniorLAW Center partnered with Exelon Legal, PECO, Blank Rome LLP and other volunteers to serve Hispanic seniors in their own language and community at our 7th Annual Hispanic Seniors Life Planning bilingual legal clinic. With the help of 33 volunteers at a clinic held at a new site - ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania at 4322 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 - SeniorLAW Center … click for more

SeniorLAW Center urges expansion of elder justice in testimony on the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2016-20 State Plan

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Elder justice was the focus of testimony presented by Executive Director Karen C. Buck, Esq. at the May 24, 2016 hearing on Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2016-20 State Plan at Drexel University in Philadelphia before Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne and her staff.  “The field of Elder Justice is broad and expansive, protecting the rights of seniors which affect their safety, income, fin… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Testified to the Finance Committee of City Council

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
SeniorLAW Center and our clients presented testimony to the Finance Committee of City Council on the impact of Reverse Mortgage lending and foreclosures upon Philadelphia seniors. The sponsor of the Resolution was Councilwoman Cherelle Parker. The Councilwoman has promised to schedule further hearings to investigate ways the City can work with mortgage lenders, legal services agencies, housing cou… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Volunteer Attorney & Former Intern Has a Big Win for a Senior Homeowner and Grandmother Facing Crisis

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
  Congratulations to Eric Sando, former SeniorLAW Center Intern, now an associate at Earp Cohn P.C. and pro bono attorney for SeniorLAW Center. Eric obtained successful verdicts for his client, after a two-day trial, addressing fraudulent deed conveyance and a host of other problems.  He saved her home, where she is raising her infant granddaughter.  Read below to learn more about Er… click for more
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