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SeniorLAW Center and Beth Shay are 2011 Riegel Award Winners!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
We are honored that SeniorLAW Center has been chosen to be the recipient of Center in the Park's 2011 Riegel Awards, which are given annually to Organizations which support issues that have a positive effect on the quality of older adults’ lives and provides a valuable service to older adults.  Center in the Park is a nationally recognized center and provider of aging services in Philadelphia t… click for more

2011 Latino Elders Service Project and Celebration with PECO a Great Success!

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
On Tuesday, May 10th, SeniorLAW Center and PECO teamed up to provide pro bono legal service to Latino elders in their own community and language. The participants included SeniorLAW staff and Volunteer attorneys and staff from PECO/Exelon, area law firms, the Hispanic Bar Assn. and others (including Spanish-speaking non-attorney volunteers).  The event was held at the Mann Older Adult Center. … click for more

SeniorLAW Center Walks Against Hunger!

Thursday, April 14th, 2011
  buy online cigars      SeniorLAW staff joined our colleagues in the aging network to Walk Against Hunger on Saturday, April 9, 2011 to raise funds for food for low-income seniors in Philadelphia. SeniorLAW is proud to be a longstanding member of the Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians which provides emergency financial assistance to seniors in need -- for food, shel… click for more

SeniorPROM 2011 a great success!

Monday, April 4th, 2011
Thank you to all who sponsored, supported and attended our gala on Friday April 1st.  Special thanks to our Event Co-Chairs Gay Parks Rainville and Wendy E. Bookler, and our Event Hosts Karen McRory-Negrin and Richard Negrin, Margie Donohue and William Donohue, and Judge Kathryn Streeter Lewis (Ret.) and Michael J. Lewis.  Click Here for Photos!… click for more

SeniorLAW Center provides testimony to promote access to right to vote!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
SeniorLAW Center provides testimony before the PA House State Government Committee to promote access to the right to vote! SeniorLAW Center Executive Director Karen Buck testified before the House State Government Committee in Harrisburg Monday, March 21st, in opposition to HB 647 and HB 934, requiring photo voter ID, which will create obstacles to the fundamental right to vote of many seniors,… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Executive Director Appointed to New Mayor’s Commission on Aging

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Philadelphia, March 9, 2011– Mayor Michael A. Nutter re-launched the Mayor’s Commission on Aging (MCOA) and appointed new members who will advise the Mayor on policies and projects that affect older Philadelphians. Roughly twenty percent of the City’s population is over the age of fifty-five, and the number is expected rise. Established by City ordinance nearly thirty years ago, MOCA coordin… click for more

SeniorLAW Center is proud to introduce the Co-Hosts for its annual fundraiser and celebration, SeniorPROM 2011

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
The annual fundraiser and celebration to benefit SeniorLAW Center and its work to change the lives of Pennsylvania’s seniors, will be held April 1st, 2011, to raise awareness of the many challenging issues facing older Pennsylvanians. The 2011 event is proudly co-hosted by: William Donohue, Esq. and Margie Donohue, Judge Katherine Streeter-Lewis (Ret.) and Michael Lewis, MSW, and Karen McRory-N… click for more

Call for Nominations for SeniorLAW Center Awards

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
SeniorLAW Center will be honoring the extraordinary efforts of several award recipients at our annual gala, SeniorPROM 2011, on Friday April 1, 2011 at The Westin Philadelphia. SeniorPROM Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsor FORM We invite everyone to help us honor those whose contributions have supported and advanced our mission of protecting the rights and interests of older Pennsylvania… click for more

Ronald J. Shaffer elected Chair of SeniorLAW Center Board of Directors

Sunday, November 28th, 2010
Ron Shaffer is a partner and a former Chair of the Litigation Department at the firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1976 with a B.A. in political science and received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1980.  Upon graduation, Mr. Shaffer served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Robert N. C. Nix, Jr., Justice of the Supreme … click for more

Phila. Heat Emergency Plan

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
Today (July 7th) the City of Philadelphia outlined measures to be implemented in response to the current heat wave.  Five heat related deaths have been reported in Philadelphia this year. The Heat Emergency Plan includes the following initiatives of interest to seniors in the city: Operation Thirst Quencher -  The Philadelphia Fire Dept. and Phila. Housing Authority have partnered to provi… click for more
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