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Corporate and Individual Sponsorship Opportunities – 2016 Gala

Join us in Honoring Remarkable Older Pennsylvanians At this year’s Gala, we will again honor “6 over 60” – remarkable older Pennsylvanians whose efforts have had a profound impact on our community.  The Gala will take place on Wednesday, May 4th 2016 at the elegant Crystal Tea Room in Center City, Philadelphia. We invite you…



SeniorLAW Center and its two “Fighting Contractor Fraud” practice group partners team up to help seniors!

On December 5, 2013 SeniorLAW Center and Pepper Hamilton hosted a first time ever gathering of the Pepper Hamilton and Cozen O’Connor “Fighting Contractor Fraud” practice groups.  Each of the firms, in partnership with SeniorLAW Center, has been representing low income senior homeowners “ripped off” by unscrupulous home repair contractors.  The successful launch of these…



2014 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Candle Lighting Ceremony: There will be a Candle Lighting Ceremony  to remember and honor victims and survivors of violence, and to take a stand against crime in our communities. Date:  Friday, April 4th, 2014 Time:  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Program begins at 6:30 p.m. Location:  First Unitarian Church 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA For…



Former Congressman, Iraq war veteran and MSNBC host, Patrick Murphy, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for SeniorLAW Center’s 2014 Gala, Honoring Our Older Veterans.

SeniorLAW Center is delighted to announce that veteran and former Congressman Patrick Murphy will serve as Master of Ceremonies for SeniorLAW Center’s 2014 Gala, Honoring Our Older Veterans.  Patrick is a decorated Iraq War veteran and advocate for veterans’ rights. Patrick served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and currently hosts “Taking the Hill” on MSNBC,…



Dr. Leon Bass is SeniorLAW Center’s Champion of the Year: WWII veteran, African American soldier, liberator of the Buchenwald concentration camp, Philadelphia teacher & principal, acclaimed speaker & author on racism & injustice.

SeniorLAW Center is delighted to honor Dr. Leon Bass at its 2014 gala, Honoring Our Older Veterans, on May 21, 2014 at the Ballroom at the Ben.  Dr. Bass served in a segregated U.S. Army unit in World War II, and was among the first American soldiers to be seen by – and to see…



Cozen O’Connor and Pepper Hamilton team up with SeniorLAW Center to “Fight Contractor Fraud” and save the homes of Philadelphia seniors!

SeniorLAW Center is proud to partner with Pepper Hamilton and Cozen O’Connor to save the homes of low-income Philadelphia seniors through pro bono service.  On December 5, 2013 SeniorLAW Center and Pepper Hamilton hosted the very first gathering of the Pepper Hamilton and Cozen O’Connor “Fighting Contractor Fraud” practice groups.  Each of the firms, in…



Free Legal Services to Older Veterans in Philadelphia

SeniorLAW Center is now providing special comprehensive services to qualified Philadelphia Veterans 60 and older and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Through a new grant with the Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF), SeniorLAW Center offers free legal advice, information and direct representation to vulnerable Veteran families who qualify. For…



What you should know before applying for a Reverse Mortgage

Is a reverse mortgage right for you?  Companies are advertising reverse mortgages in newspapers and on TV as a way for seniors to exchange  the equity in their home for cash in their pocket now.  CLICK HERE to read our Reverse Mortgage Fact sheet.   The homeowner can get cash in a lump payment or…



Possible loss of Homestead Exemption if your property deed is transferred!

Philadelphia’s property tax “Homestead Exemption” reduces the taxable portion of your property assessment by $30,000. If you are approved for the Homestead Exemption, your real estate tax bill will likely be lower next year. To qualify, you must own and live in your property. The application deadline for the 2015 tax year is September 13,…