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SeniorLAW Center Testifies at Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Needs Assessment Hearing

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Staff attorney Susanna Ratner testified recently at a hearing before the City of Philadelphia's Division of Housing and Community Development on the 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and on neighborhood housing and community development needs. Her testimony focused on the dramatic increase in reverse mortgage foreclosure filings in the city, and the specific needs … click for more


Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
SeniorLAW Center is delighted to be partnering with the dynamic arts group Theatre Horizon as we officially launch the opening of our new shared offices in Norristown, PA. This new suburban office enables us to serve seniors facing devastating elder financial exploitation in Montgomery and Bucks Counties.  Join us March 8, 2018 for the ribbon-cutting of our brand new shared offices at 401 DeK… click for more

SeniorLAW Center and Pro Bono Partners Celebrate MLK by counseling seniors on end of life issues at annual MLK Day Life Planning Clinic

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_7514" align="alignnone" width="500"] from l-r: Carl Bailey, SeniorLAW Center Board of Directors; Josh Bobrin, Esq., Associate Counsel, The Vanguard Group; Wendy Bookler, Legal Director, SeniorLAW Center; Karen Buck, Esq., Executive Director, SeniorLAW Center; Kathy Ochroch, Partner and Director of Pro Bono Services, Blank Rome LLP; Jason Belmont Conn, Esq., Deputy General C… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Awarded 2017 GSK Impact Award

Monday, November 6th, 2017
SeniorLAW Center is proud to be the recipient of a 2017 GSK IMPACT Award for our work improving the lives of older Pennsylvanians, protecting their legal rights and promoting health, shelter, protecti3in from abuse, violence and exploitation. Awardees are selected through a highly competitive grant application process, and 10 nonprofits were selected in the Philadelphia Region. IMPACT means: I… click for more

Bravo to OUTstanding Voice Larry Felzer!

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Congratulations to our Senior Director of Finance and Operations, Larry Felzer, who was named by the Philadelphia Business Journal as an OUTstanding Voice in its Business of Pride October 27, 2017 feature. The Journal identified 10 local business leaders to share insights into their own challenges and what it takes to make a difference advancing LGBT equality in the workplace and beyond. We are pr… click for more

SeniorLAW Center at the 2017 National Aging and Law Conference!

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
[caption id="attachment_7428" align="aligncenter" width="483"] From l-r: Michael Benvenuto, Vermont Legal Aid, Karen C. Buck, Esq., SeniorLAW Center, Lance Robertson, Administrator, ACL and U.S. Asst. Secretary of Aging, Keith Morris, Elder Law of Michigan, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy, Wendy Bookler, SeniorLAW Center, Bill Benson Health Benefits ABCs , Edwin Walker, ACL, Omar Valverrde, ACL, … click for more

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events: 10/4/17- Staff Attorney, Rebecca Meschio and Legal Advocates Tara Saunders and Ivy Goldstein will be participating in Women Against Abuse IPledge event which is the kickoff for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 10/5/17- Director of Victim Services Dana Goldberg and Legal Advocate Tara Saunders will be … click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s work in domestic violence in later life changes lives. Read the article in Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s Milestones

Monday, October 9th, 2017
Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed in October, shines a light on domestic violence, including abuse between spouses and other intimate partners. SeniorLAW Center (SLC) is also shining a light on a particular aspect of this abuse: its older victims. “Older adults are a hidden population within the domestic violence community, and they can face some unique barriers,” said Dana Goldberg,… click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s Cateria R. McCabe, Esq. presents at the 4th Biennial Kinship Conference

Monday, September 25th, 2017
Cateria R. McCabe, Esq. SeniorLAW Center’s Director, Veterans, Kinship Care & Tenants Rights, was pleased to partner with DHS, Turning Points for Children, the Support Center for Child Advocates, and other organizations and leaders serving kinship caregivers at the 4th Biennial Kinship Conference to recognize the contribution of grandparents and others relatives raising children who are… click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s Kinship Program Featured in the Legal Intelligencer

Monday, September 18th, 2017
SeniorLAW Center has been a leader in the fight for grandparents' rights over the past three decades, providing legal representation, education and advocacy. In addition to representing hundreds of grandparents, great-grandparents and other elders raising young children and educating thousands on their rights and the legal system, in Fausey v. Hiller , 851 A.2d 193 (PA Super. 2… click for more
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