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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

SeniorLAW Center summer pro bono event with Exelon/PECO, Blank Rome and friends brings “All Hands In” to serve seniors!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
On July 11, 2014 SeniorLAW Center partnered with the legal departments of Exelon Corporation and PECO Energy Company and the Blank Rome law firm to draft wills and other life planning documents for our senior clients.  The event, which was held at the beautiful West Philadelphia Senior Community Center, resulted in 39 SLC clients (from 60-89 years old) receiving 120 documents, including simple … click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s Larry Felzer quoted in the NY Times on LGBT issues!

Monday, August 25th, 2014
SeniorLAW Center’s Director of Development and Finance Larry Felzer, was recently featured in an article in the New York Times, about L.G.B.T. themed sporting events.  Larry, has been an organizer of the Annual Gay Community Night at the Phillies for the last 12 years. Click Here to read the article  … click for more

View fabulous photos from our extraordinary 2014 Gala honoring older veterans!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
THANK YOU for helping us honor our senior veterans and advocates! Our 2014 Gala was the most successful ever, sharing stories of courage, liberation and service which changed our country and our lives. Photos by SAM ZOLTEN, Photo/Facts (with enormous gratitude from all of us at SeniorLAW Center) Please CLICK HERE for photos of this extraordinary evening.… click for more

Margarita Martinez recipient of the Emergency Fund Coalition 2014 Community Service Award!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
[caption id="attachment_4456" align="alignleft" width="418"] Margarita receiving her award at the EFC luncheon, with PCA Senior VP Louis Colbert[/caption] Congratulations to SeniorLAW Center's Hispanic Legal Services Coordinator Margarita Martinez on winning a 2014 Community Service Award from the Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians! Her work in the Hispanic comm… click for more

Obama declares June 15th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
SeniorLAW Center fights elder abuse, neglect and exploitation as a key priority of our work.  Elder abuse is a human rights issue.  Each year, the international community renews its commitment to addressing elder abuse, recognizing that it damages public health and threatens millions of our parents, grandparents, and friends. It is a crisis that knows no borders or socio-economic lines. On… click for more
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