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PA Supreme Court’s Groundbreaking Elder Justice Initiative

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Karen C. Buck, The Legal Intelligencer April 27, 2015 Under the leadership of its highest court, Pennsylvania is breaking ground in a field of national importance: elder justice. Chaired by Justice Debra Todd and formed under the tenure of former Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, a group of 38 judges, prosecutors, attorneys, aging specialists and advocates from across the state convened i… click for more

SeniorLAW Center is proud to partner with the Philadelphia Barristers to serve low-income seniors in need

Friday, April 17th, 2015
The Barristers’ Association, in partnership with the SeniorLAW Center, is holding its inaugural Life Planning Clinic, where attorneys will prepare wills, health care and financial directives for senior citizens. The date is Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the West Philadelphia Community Center, 1016 N. 41st, Philadelphia, PA 19104 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attorney and notary volunteers are still … click for more

In Memory of Dr. Leon Bass

Monday, March 30th, 2015
All of us at SeniorLAW Center mourn the loss of Dr. Leon Bass, WWII veteran, African American soldier, Holocaust liberator, Philadelphia public school teacher and principal, enduring voice for justice and equality, and our 2014 SeniorLAW Center Champion of the Year. Those of you who attended last year’s gala had the extraordinary pleasure of meeting and hearing from this remarkable man.   O… click for more

2015 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Monday, March 9th, 2015
We are delighted to announce our 2015 Hall of Fame inductees: Cynthia B. Wishkovsky aging network partner and long-serving board member and officer of SeniorLAW Center, nonprofit leader at Journey’s Way/Intercommunity Action, lifelong aging services advocate and expert.  CLICK HERE TO READ FULL BIO Richard J. Conn volunteer attorney for over 30 years to the present, long-serving board mem… click for more

6 OVER 60: AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our honorees. CLICK HERE for photos of this fabulous event! Our eternal gratitude to our extraordinary photographer, Sam Zolten, Photo/Facts. CLICK HERE to watch the 6 Over 60 video featuring interviews with our 6 OVER 60 honorees!  Our gratitude to filmmaker Malcolm Alston, who created this extraordinary film.     This year SeniorLAW Center h… click for more

Fox Rothschild LLP is SeniorLAW Center’s 2015 Partner of the year!

Friday, March 13th, 2015
We are honored to announce that Fox Rothschild LLP is SeniorLAW Center’s 2015 Partner of the Year. This award, presented to an outstanding organization each year, recognizes an exceptional partner whose efforts have significantly promoted our important mission of protecting the rights of older Pennsylvanians. SeniorLAW Center is extremely proud of our enduring partnership with Fox Rothsch… click for more

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, Philadelphia Inquirer article January 15th, 2015

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 typi… click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s Annual Giving Circles

Friday, December 19th, 2014
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 in five low-income Pennsylvanians having a critical legal problem receives legal help from any source, leaving most to navigate our legal system alone.  Help us cha… click for more
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