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SPECIAL HELP FOR SENIORS UNABLE TO ACCESS THE COURTS DUE TO THE SEPTA STRIKE

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
If you have missed your court hearing or are having trouble accessing the courts due to the SEPTA strike, SeniorLAW Center may be able to assist you.  Seniors can call 215-988-1242 to speak with one of our staff for further information. If you missed a Landlord/Tenant hearing, a default judgment may have been entered against you and you should call us immediately.  If you are facing violence … click for more

Senior homeowners: beware of deed recording scam!

Monday, October 24th, 2016
The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has filed a civil consumer protection lawsuit against Wanda D. Rogers for allegedly scamming Philadelphia homeowners into paying for a service that the city provides for free. Ms. Rogers reportedly mailed letters to homeowners from the fictional “Philadelphia Deeds and Registry Offices,” offering to provide a copy of their property deed in exchange f… click for more

Elder Justice Resource Center Launches in Philadelphia

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
SeniorLAW Center is proud to be a part of the creation and launch of Pennsylvania’s first Elder Justice Resource Center, officially opened October 13, 2016 in Room 278 in City Hall. The center will provide direct services via volunteer attorneys and advocates experienced in senior legal issues. The center will also provide referrals for seniors, as well as educational workshops designed to infor… click for more

The Homestead Exemption Deadline is approaching!

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
The Homestead Exemption program reduces the taxable portion of your property assessment by $30,000. If approved, your real estate tax bill will likely be lower next year (typically around $400 lower). To qualify, you must own and live in the property. There are no income requirements. To apply, call the Homestead Hotline at 215-686-9200 or go to www.phila.gov. The deadline to apply for the Homeste… click for more

PA selected for federal Senior Legal Assistance Development Grant focused on Elder Justice: SeniorLAW proud to be primary partner under leadership of PA Dept. of Aging

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Today, Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne announced that the department has received a federal grant to enhance and strengthen Pennsylvania's senior legal service delivery systems. The grant will enable the department to further protect the rights, health, and safety of older Pennsylvanians, with a focus on victims of elder abuse and exploitation. Secretary Osborne states: … click for more

The Legal Intelligencer Highlights Elder Abuse as a Global Crisis, Features One of our Bravest Clients

Monday, June 27th, 2016
Executive Director Karen C. Buck, Esq.’s compelling article about the global and national crisis of elder abuse and financial exploitation appears today in The Legal Intelligencer. From the UN to President Obama and the PA Supreme Court, leaders around the world recognize that this is one of the great crises of our time.   Read also about one of our bravest clients to-date: WWII veteran 91-yea… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Announces New Community Legal Clinic In South Philadelphia

Monday, June 27th, 2016
We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new SeniorLAW Center community legal clinic site at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, 1430 E. Passyunk Avenue.  We have conducted an introductory outreach presentation about our services and then launched intake on June 9, 2016 on an appointment basis each month. This Center has a diverse senior population with a significant number of Asian sen… click for more

SeniorLAW Center marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Monday, June 6th, 2016
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 World… click for more

Generations who fought before us deserve justice, protection: SeniorLAW in NewsWorks

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
SeniorLAW Center was featured in an article on NewsWorks, by our Executive Director Karen C. Buck, highlighting our work,  national legislation and the elder justice movement.   Imagine a world without the elders of our country — those who fought racism and discrimination in the civil rights, voting rights, and women's rights movements; those who fought bravely on foreign shores,… click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s 7th Annual Hispanic Seniors Life Planning Clinic with Exelon

Thursday, May 26th, 2016
On Tuesday, May 17, SeniorLAW Center partnered with Exelon Legal, PECO, Blank Rome LLP and other volunteers to serve Hispanic seniors in their own language and community at our 7th Annual Hispanic Seniors Life Planning bilingual legal clinic. With the help of 33 volunteers at a clinic held at a new site - ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania at 4322 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 - SeniorLAW Center … click for more
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