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New Report finds Elder Financial Abuse Rampant

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Elder financial abuse has reached epidemic numbers. A new report issued by True Link finds that approximately 36.9% of seniors are affected by financial abuse in any five year period and seniors in the United States are losing $36.48 billion each year to elder financial abuse. (True Link 2015) This number represents an increase of over twelve times what was previously reported. Financial exploitat… click for more

MEDIA ALERT: SeniorLAW Center Invites You to Save the Date and Nominate for “6 Over 60” Gala and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
SeniorLAW Center is pleased to celebrate its work seeking justice for Pennsylvania Seniors with its 2015 Gala. This year’s gala, 6 Over 60, will honor remarkable Pennsylvania seniors whose efforts have made a profound impact on the community, and will take place Thursday, May 14, at the Crystal Team Room in Center City, Philadelphia. We invite the public to join in recognizing the extraordinary … click for more

SeniorLaw Center to focus on elderly veterans

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1:08 AM A new program aimed at providing legal assistance to vulnerable elderly veterans has been launched by the SeniorLaw Center, a public interest group that focuses on the legal needs of the aged. Karen Buck, the center's executive director, said the program was developed to reach elderly veterans who typically ar… click for more

MEDIA ALERT: SeniorLAW Center Launches New Services for Senior Veterans 60 and Older to Fight Elder Abuse and Protect Veterans’ Rights

Monday, January 12th, 2015
"Protecting Older Veterans Who Once Protected Us" SeniorLAW Center Launches New Services for Senior Veterans 60 and Older to Fight Elder Abuse and Protect Veterans’ Rights. With support of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, SeniorLAW Center has launched an innovative, critically-needed new program to provide free legal services to protect the rights of senior veterans. T… click for more

Introducing SeniorLAW Center’s Two New Annual Giving Circles

Friday, December 19th, 2014
We proudly announce the formation of two new annual giving circles - the SeniorLAW Friends and the Senior Society. By supporting SeniorLAW Center, you improve the lives of Pennsylvania seniors as you fulfill our nation's promise of ensuring fairness and justice for all who enter our legal system, regardless of one's ability to pay. Only one if five low-income Pennsylvanians having a critical… click for more

SeniorLAW Center and WWII veteran fight back against financial elder abuse with partners Blank Rome!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
SeniorLAW Center attorney Dana Goldberg and pro bono partners Dan Rhynhart and Rosemary McKenna of Blank Rome fight elder exploitation of WWII veteran Ray White.  Read more about it here.… click for more

Supreme Court Elder Law Task Force featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Exciting news for elder justice as the work and report of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Elder Law Task Force, on which SeniorLAW Center sits, is featured in the 12/12/14 Philadelphia Inquirer. Appointed by Chief Justice Ron Castille and led by Justice Debra Todd, the Task Force made 130 bold recommendations to promote access to justice for older Pennsylvanians, emerging as a model for the nat… click for more

Karen C. Buck to be presented with the Andrew Hamilton Award

Monday, December 1st, 2014
The Public Interest Section is delighted to announce that: The 2014 recipient of the Andrew Hamilton Award is Karen Buck, Executive Director of the SeniorLAW Center, for her vision, innovation, commitment, and zealous advocacy towards bettering the lives of the most vulnerable in our community. Award will be presented at the annual Public Interest Section ceremony and reception on Wednesday… click for more

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

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