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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

Senior citizens can save money with Real Estate Tax Programs

Friday, November 7th, 2014
The Philadelphia Department of Revenue has announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze Program. The program helps senior citizens save money by “freezing” their real estate taxes at the current year’s rate. Once approved, the homeowner’s real estate taxes will not increase. For the full press release with more information, click her… click for more

LIHEAP Assistance is NOW Available

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
You may be eligible to receive cash grants and additional benefits to help you with your heating bill. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (“LIHEAP”) provides financial assistance to low income households who are having trouble with their energy bills. It is a federal program administered by the PA Department of Public Welfare (“DPW”). LIHEAP is available as of November 3, 201… click for more


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
[caption id="attachment_4569" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dana Goldberg, Esq., SeniorLAW Center Project S.A.F.E. Coordinator; Rebecca Kochman, Director, The Center at Journey’s Way; Cyndee Wishkovsky, Vice President, Aging Services, Journey’s Way/Intercommunity Action; Nancy Rosenau, The Bancorp; Elizabeth Shay, Esq., SeniorLAW Center Homeowners Assistance Program Coordinator; Jim Spiegle, … click for more

SeniorLAW Center launches new “senior triage” program with OHCD and the Courts to save seniors’ homes!

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
SeniorLAW Center is proud to launch a new court-based partnership with the Office of Housing and Community Development and the First Judicial District to provide focused services for senior homeowners facing mortgage foreclosure to help save their homes.  With OHCD support, SeniorLAW Center staff attorneys will now staff a “senior triage” project in Philadelphia’s award-winning Mortgage For… click for more

Reminder: Homestead Exemption Deadline is approaching!

Monday, September 8th, 2014
Reminder: Homestead Exemption Deadline is approaching! The deadline to apply for the Homestead Exemption for the 2015 tax year is September 13, 2014. The Homestead Exemption is a Philadelphia property tax program that reduces the taxable portion of your property assessment by $30,000. If you are granted the Homestead Exemption, your real estate tax bill will likely be lower next year. You can a… click for more
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