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SeniorLAW Center Presents our 2020 Champions for Justice!

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Join us as we celebrate our work and the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote while honoring these remarkable women advocates and leaders.    U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) has been a partner of SeniorLAW Center in pursuing access to justice for vulnerable populations since long before she was sworn in as a U.S. Representative … click for more

New legislation targets bed bug infestations in Philadelphia

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
Thanks to a new law in Philadelphia, landlords will soon be required to pay the full cost of extermination if a tenant reports bedbugs within a year of moving in, or within 6 months of an infestation in an adjoining unit. This is good news for everyone, as it will reduce the spread of infestations. Seniors will especially benefit because they are particularly vulnerable to the bugs and can have in… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Welcomes Three New Leaders

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
Dana N. Goldberg, Esq., Legal Director. We are delighted to announce Dana Goldberg as our new Legal Director, overseeing the legal staff, pro bono programs and all of our client services. Dana joined SeniorLAW Center in 2012 as a staff attorney then served as Director, Victim Services. She is an accomplished attorney, speaker and manager, and SeniorLAW Center’s second graduate of the Bryn M… click for more

Election Day resources and new bill passed extending absentee deadline

Monday, November 4th, 2019
Election day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019 and the polls are open from 7am – 8pm. Here’s a list of resources that can help seniors and their families make voting simple. Find your polling place HERE.  Confirm your voter registration status HERE. If you’re status is inactive, you can still vote. Learn more HERE. Before you head to the polls, knowing your rights and respon… click for more

SeniorLAW Center issues RFP for new marketing, communications and branding plan

Friday, October 25th, 2019
SeniorLAW Center has issued a Request For Proposal for a marketing, communications and branding plan for our expanded work in victim services and our work seeking justice for older people across the Commonwealth. This comes at a pivotal time of expansion and strategic planning for the organization. Marketing, communication and branding are a key pillar of the board and staff's strategic focus for … click for more

Expanding our work for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in PA through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living

Monday, October 21st, 2019
SeniorLAW Center is honored to be one of six organizations nationally to be awarded a Legal Assistance Enhancement Program grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) to expand legal services for grandparents raising grandchildren in Pennsylvania. This important partnership will support expanded statewide services through our PA SeniorLAW HelpLine and on-the-ground legal aid… click for more

SeniorLAW Center works with stakeholders to fight eviction in Philadelphia

Friday, October 18th, 2019
Evictions are a big problem. But we have a solution with a big impact.   Did you know that over 20,000 Philadelphians are facing a court eviction each year? That is 1 in 14 Philadelphia renters. Without access to legal help, these renters are facing a complicated legal system that, more often than not, results in them being homeless. While 80% of landlords in Philadelphia have access to an … click for more

Groundbreaking Equal Justice Center Video Promotes Access to Justice and Partnership

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
We are proud to have our team featured in this new video and we are pleased to be a part of the first-of-its-kind Equal Justice Center: A nonprofit center that will co-locate 14 of Philadelphia's legal aid organizations and change the delivery of civil legal aid in our City. Check out this video to learn more and find out how you can help make this important project possible: https://youtu.be/CPJZ… click for more

Student loan debt – a challenge for all generations

Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Student loan debt is no longer just a young persons’ concern.  Approximately 8.4 million 50+ Americans owe $289.5 billion in student loans according to a recent AARP study.  That’s approximately 20% of total student debt, making growth of student loan debt among older borrowers the greatest in any age group. Whether living in poverty or not, older adults must balance their obligation… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Featured in the Daily Times of Delaware County

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Elder abuse and financial exploitation impact the lives of older people tremendously. We are proud to now have five offices in the Philadelphia region to help seek justice for older people with a special focus on elder abuse and financial exploitation in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. Read more about the work that Delaware county staff attorney Liz Schneider wrote focusing on th… click for more
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