In response to the Governor’s directive, all of SeniorLAW Center's physical offices are closed, but we continue to provide services to our older clients and communities who are disproportionately impacted by this crisis.

All staff are working and accessible remotely. Those needing our services should contact us by phone at:

Please see resources on our website with more information for older adults in these uncertain times. Join us in making extra efforts to ensure the older people in our lives are safe, healthy and connected.


SeniorLAW Center


SeniorLAW Center is proud to introduce the Co-Hosts for its annual fundraiser and celebration, SeniorPROM 2011

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
The annual fundraiser and celebration to benefit SeniorLAW Center and its work to change the lives of Pennsylvania’s seniors, will be held April 1st, 2011, to raise awareness of the many challenging issues facing older Pennsylvanians. The 2011 event is proudly co-hosted by: William Donohue, Esq. and Margie Donohue, Judge Katherine Streeter-Lewis (Ret.) and Michael Lewis, MSW, and Karen McRory-N… click for more

Call for Nominations for SeniorLAW Center Awards

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
SeniorLAW Center will be honoring the extraordinary efforts of several award recipients at our annual gala, SeniorPROM 2011, on Friday April 1, 2011 at The Westin Philadelphia. SeniorPROM Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsor FORM We invite everyone to help us honor those whose contributions have supported and advanced our mission of protecting the rights and interests of older Pennsylvania… click for more

Ronald J. Shaffer elected Chair of SeniorLAW Center Board of Directors

Sunday, November 28th, 2010
Ron Shaffer is a partner and a former Chair of the Litigation Department at the firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1976 with a B.A. in political science and received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1980.  Upon graduation, Mr. Shaffer served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Robert N. C. Nix, Jr., Justice of the Supreme … click for more

Phila. Heat Emergency Plan

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
Today (July 7th) the City of Philadelphia outlined measures to be implemented in response to the current heat wave.  Five heat related deaths have been reported in Philadelphia this year. The Heat Emergency Plan includes the following initiatives of interest to seniors in the city: Operation Thirst Quencher -  The Philadelphia Fire Dept. and Phila. Housing Authority have partnered to provi… click for more

Susanna Ratner awarded ABA Section of Taxation Public Service Fellowship through SeniorLAW Center!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
The American Bar Association Section of Taxation has named Susanna Ratner as a 2013-2015 Public Service Fellow, with SeniorLAW Center as her sponsoring organization. Susanna is working with SeniorLAW Center to provide direct legal services and education to low-income seniors, focusing on tax issues affecting homeownership and shelter. She will assist seniors with real estate tax matters, inheritan… click for more

SeniorLAW honors PECO as 2010 Partner of the Year!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
SeniorLAW Center is proud to honor PECO with our 2010 Partner of the Year Award for PECO's support and many partnerships with SeniorLAW Center to improve the lives of Pennsylvania seniors. PECO’s leadership and staff have worked closely with SeniorLAW Center to provide pro bono legal services to low-income elders, including special projects to serve more than 100 Latino elders in their own langu… click for more

SeniorPROM 2010 is a dazzling success!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
SeniorLAW Center's 2010 fundraiser, the SeniorPROM, drew over 250 friends and partners for dancing, food and celebration at The Westin Philadelphia on a beautiful Spring evening on Friday, April 23, 2010.   PECO's Bill Donohue and Jeff Gordon accepted the 2010 Partner of the Year Award honoring PECO's support and volunteer efforts to improve the lives of Pennsylvania seniors.  Special thanks to… click for more

2010 Stimulus Grant Awarded to SeniorLAW Center to Serve Older Women Victims, in partnership with CARIE

Monday, March 1st, 2010
SeniorLAW Center has been awarded a federal stimulus grant to expand services to older women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.  In partnership with CARIE, the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly, this grant will enable SeniorLAW Center to create a multi-disciplinary Senior Domestic Violence Team and partner with domest… click for more

Temple University Beasley School of Law Conwell Community Corps Fellowship awarded

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
SeniorLAW Center was recently awarded a Conwell Community Corps Fellowship, an innovative program established by Temple Law providing a 6-month full time fellowship for recent graduates at non-profit legal organizations.  We are pleased to welcome Erin Worrell, Esq., who began her fellowship at SeniorLAW Center in January 2010 and will be focusing her work on housing issues facing seniors and the… click for more

New Program Launched to Foster Connections to Kinship Care and Help Grandparents Care for Children at Risk (supported by Independence Foundation)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
THE FOSTERING KINSHIP CARE LEGAL PROJECT provides legal advice and representation to senior relatives who wish to participate in the care and placement of children in their families who are involved in the Philadelphia child welfare system.  Recognizing the importance and necessity of kinship care families, this project seeks to assist senior relatives as they navigate their way through the diffi… click for more
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