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SeniorLAW Managing Attorney Sangeeta Prasad receives Legal Education Award from the Juvenile Defenders Association!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
n November 2, 2011, the Juvenile Defenders Association of Pennsylvania presented Sangeeta Prasad, SeniorLAW Center’s Managing Attorney as of July 2011, with an award for “Outstanding Contribution to Advancing Legal Education in the Field of Juvenile Justice.” Sangeeta received the award for her outstanding work on The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook, a 15-chapter, 220-page trial gui… click for more

SeniorLAW and Center in the Park in the Chestnut Hill Local

Friday, July 15th, 2011
  (from the Chestnut Hill Local, Thursday, July 14, 2011)    Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging, Brian Duke,was the guest speaker at Center in the Park's annual board meeting and awards ceremony, held at the Center, located in Vernon Park, on June 20. After sharing his vision for aging services in the Commonwealth, the Secretary assisted CIP's Executive Director, Lynn Fields Harris, in presenti… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Welcomes New Managing Attorney

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
We are pleased to announce that Sangeeta Prasad joined SeniorLAW Center as our new Managing Attorney.  Sangeeta is a 1992 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and has over 15 years of public interest and public service experience.  She brings a wealth of lawyering and management experience, from her days as a trial attorney at the Public Defenders Office in Philadelphia and then … click for more

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
        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, shelter, heat and oth… 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
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