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: “The Department of Aging looks forward to working in collaboration with SeniorLAW Center on this important initiative that will bring the power of the law to help older Pennsylvanians live freely and securely, with the dignity and respect they deserve.” SeniorLAW Center Executive Director Karen Buck adds: “We are proud to make essential legal services and protections more accessible than ever through this project. The initiative will include many diverse leaders of the aging network and legal community, and will help save the state money while investing in the security, safety, and health of our seniors. Pennsylvania can and will be a national model for elder justice.”
Read the full press release from the Department of Aging here.