Category: News

SeniorLAW Center’s work in domestic violence in later life changes lives. Read the article in Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s Milestones

Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed in October, shines a light on domestic violence, including abuse between spouses and other intimate partners. SeniorLAW Center (SLC) is also shining a light on a particular aspect of this abuse: its older victims. “Older adults are a hidden population within the domestic violence community, and they can face some…



SeniorLAW Center’s Kinship Program Featured in the Legal Intelligencer

SeniorLAW Center has been a leader in the fight for grandparents’ rights over the past three decades, providing legal representation, education and advocacy. In addition to representing hundreds of grandparents, great-grandparents and other elders raising young children and educating thousands on their rights and the legal system, in Fausey v. Hiller , 851 A.2d 193 (PA Super. 2004) we…



Equifax Data Breach: Important information about how you could be impacted

Recently, the Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC reported that 143 million American consumers had sensitive personal information that was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s top three major credit reporting agencies. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates,…



New Water Payment Program Available for Low Income Philadelphia Residents

Starting July 1, the Philadelphia Water Department will offer the Tiered Assistance Program (TAP), a low-income assistance program that will offer payments based on household income, not water usage, making monthly bills more affordable and consistent. To be eligible, residents must be under 150% of the federal poverty level. Those individuals who have a special…



New services and outreach for Asian and LEP seniors

SeniorLAW Center is proud to have participated in the 11th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration with the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA) as part of our commitment to serving the Asian and Limited English Proficient senior communities. The diversity and vitality of Philadelphia’s Asian Pacific American communities were showcased through…



Victim Services for Seniors Expand to Suburban Counties and Underserved Populations

We are pleased to announce that we were recently awarded five VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) grants from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to assist victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation! Thanks to advocacy by many organizations around the country, including SeniorLAW Center, the VOCA federal cap was lifted, making available millions…



SeniorLAW Center thanks our 2017 Gala Sponsors

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