Category: News

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…



Chester County Launches Partnership To End Homelessness

by Kristen Wilson

NOV. 22 — In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Chester County has launched the Partnership to End Homelessness, a new program aimed at eliminating homelessness in the county through direct street outreach, shelter & transitional housing services, and public awareness. “We’re trying to break down the stigma that often comes from not…



Marguerite Buck
1931 – 2021

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on November 19, 2021

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Marguerite “Peggy” Y. Buck, beloved mother of our Executive Director Karen and brothers Steven and Gregory, and treasured wife of 65 years to our filmmaker Paul, passed on November 15, 2021. She was a special friend and supporter of SeniorLAW Center for almost 25 years. Read Peggy’s obituary and SeniorLAW Center’s tribute to her memory…



SeniorLAW Center Testifies Before PHL City Council

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on November 1, 2021

  • News

Attorneys and other advocates from SeniorLAW Center recently testified before the Philadelphia City Council, at the Intergenerational Affairs and Aging Hearing held on October 20th. Our own Daniel Hyman, Esq. spoke at length about the struggles seniors disproportionally face regarding the citywide and national housing crisis, including moving expenses, mobility and handicap limitations, and potentially…



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