We are delighted to announce our 2016 honorees

6 Over 60 Award 

 Americans who have had an Extraordinary Impact on our Community


Nolan A
Nolan N. Atkinson, Esq.

Advocate for diversity and justice; Current Chief Diversity Officer for the Kenney Administration; Former Duane Morris partner; Founder, Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, Inc.; Petitioned to have his great–grandfather posthumously admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, a right he had been refused in 1847 due to racial discrimination.

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Geneva A. Black
Geneva A. Black

Community activist and a leading voice for Philadelphia seniors; Founder, Haddington Multi-Services for Older Adults which she led for over 35 years, serving thousands of seniors with diverse services in West Philadelphia communities; talk show host; leader.

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Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille (ret.)
Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille (ret.)

Decorated Marine; Former District Attorney; Retired Chief Justice Pennsylvania Supreme Court; Champion of legal aid, access to justice for the poor and elder justice. The groundbreaking Supreme Court elder justice initiative was launched under his tenure and with his vision.

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Bob Heim
Robert C. Heim, Esq.

Enduring champion of Philadelphia’s public interest law community; instrumental in founding of Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association; Veteran; Dechert Partner; champion for justice and fairness in the courts and judicial integrity; acclaimed litigator and advocate.

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The Honorable Sandra Mazer Moss (ret.)

Executive Director of the Sheller Center for Social Justice; Trial Judge, Team Leader, and Supervising Judge, creating innovative, groundbreaking programs; state and local leader of senior judges; advocate for elder justice and member of the First Judicial District’s Elder Court Committee.

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Veterans Senior Advisory Corps

From L to R: Lloyd Francis; Bill Doyle; Carl Bailey; Ray White & Paul Byrd.

The Senior Veterans Advisory Corps

SeniorLAW Center’s advisory corps of senior veterans, working closely with our staff team to enrich legal services and resources for senior veterans who are victims of crime, abuse and exploitation, raise awareness, and strengthen responses, enabling senior vets to age with independence and dignity.

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Hall of Fame

Extraordinary Champions and Advocates for Seniors and for SeniorLAW Center


Paul S. Buck and Arthur R. Ciocco, VISIONaries

Filmmakers, film producers and photographers; agents of social change; equality advocates; trailblazers; champions of SeniorLAW Center, telling the powerful stories of our clients and work
through film and photography for almost 20 years.

Make a Donation in Honor of Paul S. Buck and Arthur R. Ciocco, VISIONaries

Ron Shaffer

Ronald J. Shaffer, Esq.

Former SeniorLAW Center Board Chair and leader; Partner and Former Chair of Litigation at Fox Rothschild; volunteer attorney serving seniors on the Pennsylvania SeniorLAW HelpLine;
extraordinary advocate for elder justice.

Make a Donation in Honor of Ronald J. Shaffer, Esq.


Partner of the Year

An Exceptional Partner Whose Efforts Have Significantly Promoted Our Mission of Protecting the Rights of Older Pennsylvanians

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Elder Law Task Force

Under the leadership of our Commonwealth’s highest court, the Pennsylvania Elder Law Task Force, comprised of 38 judges, prosecutors, attorneys, aging specialists and advocates from across the state, pursued groundbreaking work to enhance access to justice for older Pennsylvanians, their interactions with the courts, and prevention and responses to elder abuse, financial exploitation, guardianship and protection of elder rights.

Help Support SeniorLAW Center

Your support of SeniorLAW Center helps to ensure that Pennsylvania’s elders may age with dignity and safety, free from abuse and violence, in their homes and neighborhoods.

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