Category: News

SeniorLAW Center Commemorates WEAAD

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on June 15, 2022

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June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This day of awareness began on June 15, 2006 when the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations decided to highlight the fact that elder abuse is a public health and human rights issue. SeniorLAW Center…



SeniorLAW Center and AARP Pennsylvania Help Older Survivors of Hurricane Ida

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on June 9, 2022

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JUN 9— AARP Pennsylvania and SeniorLAW Center announced a new initiative to help older Pennsylvanians navigate legal issues following the extreme devastation caused by Hurricane Ida last year. Ida plowed a path of destruction across the Northeast, bringing record rainfall, spawning tornados, and causing major flooding. The storm killed 95 people in the United States, with…



SeniorLAW Center Testifies on Funding Access to Justice at the PCA 2022-23 Budget Hearing

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on June 1, 2022

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JUN 1—Executive Director Karen Buck testified at the June 1st, 2022 public hearing held by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), Philadelphia’s Area Agency on Aging, on its 2022-23 budget to provide services and supports to older Philadelphians. “Funding for legal services is funding for essential human needs. Congress has recognized and mandated this; yet…



SeniorLAW Center Announces 2022 Storytelling Fundraising Campaign

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on April 29, 2022

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APR 27—This year, in place of our annual Gala, SeniorLAW Center celebrates the impact older people have had on our lives by inviting the entire SeniorLAW Center family to share their stories online. This Storytelling Fundraising Campaign will be a steady drum beat important, impactful and heartwarming stories shared creatively through June 30, 2022. Storytelling…



SeniorLAW Center To Testify At City Council Hearing

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on February 21, 2022

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FEB 21 – The Committee on Intergenerational Affairs and Aging will hold its next hearing on Tuesday, February 22nd, as part of its series of public hearings to address the ongoing housing crisis impacting seniors in Philadelphia. Daniel Hyman, Esq., of SeniorLAW Center will testify in front of the committee regarding the crisis of senior…



Philadelphia Launches Right To Counsel For Low-Income Tenants

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on February 1, 2022

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FEB 1—SeniorLAW Center has been proud to provide free legal representation to low-income tenants facing eviction or other legal battles involving their right to housing. Our work, as well as the advocacy of our partners across the city, has allowed hundreds of clients to achieve justice in housing, when the prohibitive cost of legal representation…



Arrival of 5G Means End of Service for 3G Phones

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on January 19, 2022

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JAN 19 – All three major cell phone carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile) have announced that their 3G networks will end service as soon as February 2022, to make way for the national transition to speedier 5G cellular services. If you use an older phone or other device which utilizes 3G connectivity, your service will likely…



Navient Settlement Reached in Student Loan Lawsuit

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on January 18, 2022

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  JAN 18 – America’s student loan crisis impacts hundreds of thousands of current and former students, including older borrowers. This crisis is often exacerbated by predatory loan services which steer borrowers into costly payment plans. Last week, student loan giant Navient reached a settlement with Americans saddled with student loan debt, providing $1.7 billion…



Article: How Do We Protect Voting Rights in PA?

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on January 11, 2022

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JAN 11 — In its last official action to end 2021, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to enact legislation that would, among other items, impose strict voter ID regulations as well as open up the process for auditing elections. The measure has yet to reach the Senate floor, but if approved, the proposal would…



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