Category: News

New CFPB Guide: You have a reverse mortgage: Know your rights & responsibilities

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on March 14, 2021

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Recently the CFPB released a new guide for older homeowners called You have a reverse mortgage: Know your rights and responsibilities. The new guide is the latest tool in the CFPB’s suite of reverse mortgage resources, which provides easy-to-understand information for prospective and current reverse mortgage borrowers. The guide is designed to assist reverse mortgage…



SeniorLAW Center Supports Governor Wolf’s Time Limited Mitigation Order to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

by DeanMark Inc.

  • Posted on December 20, 2020

  • News

In response to Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s time limited mitigation measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, SeniorLAW Center joined Health, Education, Law and Labor advocates in support of the Commonwealth’s Plan. In applauding the plan, SeniorLAW Center Executive Director Karen Buck is quoted in the Governor’s announcement as…



2020 Annual Appeal

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on December 5, 2020

  • News

Dear Friend: May I be frank with you? Winter is coming. COVID-19 cases are on the rise. One of our most vulnerable populations — our cherished senior community — is faced with one of its greatest challenges yet. I wish I could tell you that the threat of COVID-19 is the only major challenge facing…



SeniorLAW Center statement on the 2020 vote: Justice is Nonpartisan

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on November 4, 2020

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In 2020 we witnessed the world change before our eyes. A global pandemic affecting every aspect of our lives, health and legal systems. A new global awareness of current and historical racial injustice and trauma facing black and brown communities. And now, a national election starkly revealing our divisions, in our Commonwealth and in our…



SeniorLAW Center Continues to Stand Against Racial Injustice

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on November 4, 2020

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On October 26, 2020, there was a 911 call to the 6100 block of Locust Street, where Walter Wallace, Jr. was suffering from a mental health crisis. Unfortunately, the incident ended in the fatal shooting of Mr. Walter Wallace, Jr. He was 27 years old. We at SeniorLAW Center will continue to work towards addressing…



SeniorLAW Center Intake & PA HelpLine Closures

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on October 21, 2020

  • News

SeniorLAW Center

SeniorLAW Center is transitioning to a new case management system to better serve our clients and communities. We will therefore limit intake for the month of November as follows: INTAKE CLOSED EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCIES November 2, 2020-November 13, 2020 Intake for Philadelphia seniors at 215-988-1242 will be closed except for emergencies, which include: Protection from…



SeniorLAW Center’s Executive Director Karen Buck Quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer on Long-term Care

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on October 21, 2020

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SeniorLAW Center’s Executive Director, Karen Buck is quoted in 10/20/2020’s Philadelphia Inquirer about long-term care, saying: “We are extremely concerned that the more than 100,000 nursing home residents may be disenfranchised and precluded from voting because of the pandemic. Older people have lost many essential rights during this pandemic…. (it) should not be also causing…