Author: Kristen Wilson

SeniorLAW Center statement on the 2020 vote: Justice is Nonpartisan

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on November 4, 2020

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In 2020 we witnessed the world change before our eyes. A global pandemic affecting every aspect of our lives, health and legal systems. A new global awareness of current and historical racial injustice and trauma facing black and brown communities. And now, a national election starkly revealing our divisions, in our Commonwealth and in our…



SeniorLAW Center Continues to Stand Against Racial Injustice

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on November 4, 2020

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On October 26, 2020, there was a 911 call to the 6100 block of Locust Street, where Walter Wallace, Jr. was suffering from a mental health crisis. Unfortunately, the incident ended in the fatal shooting of Mr. Walter Wallace, Jr. He was 27 years old. We at SeniorLAW Center will continue to work towards addressing…



SeniorLAW Center Intake & PA HelpLine Closures

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on October 21, 2020

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SeniorLAW Center is transitioning to a new case management system to better serve our clients and communities. We will therefore limit intake for the month of November as follows: INTAKE CLOSED EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCIES November 2, 2020-November 13, 2020 Intake for Philadelphia seniors at 215-988-1242 will be closed except for emergencies, which include: Protection from…



SeniorLAW Center’s Executive Director Karen Buck Quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer on Long-term Care

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on October 21, 2020

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SeniorLAW Center’s Executive Director, Karen Buck is quoted in 10/20/2020’s Philadelphia Inquirer about long-term care, saying: “We are extremely concerned that the more than 100,000 nursing home residents may be disenfranchised and precluded from voting because of the pandemic. Older people have lost many essential rights during this pandemic…. (it) should not be also causing…



COVID-19 Informational Videos on Critical Areas of Law

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on October 5, 2020

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SeniorLAW Center continues to be on the front lines, serving basic needs of low-income, isolated, and vulnerable older people in Pennsylvania. We are an independent nonprofit legal services organization, working to serve the legal needs of Pennsylvania residents, age 60 and older, for over 40 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and heightened the disparity…



SeniorLAW Center joins 80 advocacy and community organizations in calling on Governor Wolf to provide added financial assistance to families living in deep poverty

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on September 21, 2020

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SeniorLAW Center is proud to join more than 80 advocacy and community organizations calling on Governor Wolf to provide more financial assistance to these families, including funds for food, diapers and other hard to get items and also assistance with shelter.  Pandemic relief has not reached many families who are most in need. Six months…



SeniorLAW Center issues RFP for management/organizational plan

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on September 17, 2020

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SeniorLAW Center has issued an RFP requesting proposals from consultants to assist in developing a management/organizational plan given our organization’s rapid growth recently, particularly in our victim services unit, to make organizational structure and infrastructure recommendations, and to develop a strategic plan and road map for our victim services unit in line with our organization’s…



SeniorLAW Center Celebrates National Grandparents Day

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on September 11, 2020

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On Sunday, September 13, 2020, we celebrate National Grandparents Day. It gives us the opportunity to publicly affirm the identity and importance of grandparents and acknowledge that they do play a vital role in families. In Pennsylvania, over 80,000 grandparents are caring for over 100,000 grandchildren, a number fast increasing due to the opioid crisis,…