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.


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SeniorLAW Center joins national advocates in seeking to ban disconnections of Lifeline

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
March 2020 Covid-19 Emergency Lifeline Letter Lifeline is a program that offers subsidies to low income people to obtain access to telephone and Internet services. Given the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and the need for access to affordable telephone and internet service, public interest organizations are requesting the Federal Communications Commission: 1) immediately prohibit disconnections o… click for more

A Message from Executive Director Karen Buck: COVID-19 is killing older Americans

Thursday, March 19th, 2020
The CDC has announced today that 80% of U.S. COVID-19 deaths to date are older people, 65 years of age and older. 80%. We already know that Coronavirus affects older people disproportionately and most harshly. They are at significantly higher risk for severe illness from the virus. Already often isolated and disenfranchised, millions living in poverty, older Americans need our attention and interv… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Supports Fair Housing, Comments on Proposed HUD Rule

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
On Monday, March 16th, SeniorLAW Center submitted comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development concerning the Department’s Proposed Rule, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” The Proposed Rule would replace the current 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. SeniorLAW Center's Jacob Speidel and Amelia Fanelli expressed deep concern that the proposed redefinitio… click for more

SeniorLAW Center offices close while continuing to provide services to older clients remotely

Monday, March 16th, 2020
In response to the Governor’s directive, all SeniorLAW Center 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 215.988.1242 or 1.877.PA SR LAW (1.877.727.7529). Read full announcement here. … click for more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Older Adults: Resources and Information

Monday, March 16th, 2020
  All of our physical offices are closed as of 3/16/2020 at 5 p.m.  However, all our staff are working remotely.   We encourage all older adults who need our services at SeniorLAW Center to contact us by phone: 215-988-1242 (Philadelphia) 610-910-0210 (Bucks/Montgomery) 610-910-0215 (Delaware/Chester)  1-877-PA SR LAW (Statewide) We hav… click for more

SeniorLAW Center cancels March 21, 2020 Gala due to COVID-19 concerns, older Americans hardest hit

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Dear valued partner: In light of concerns and uncertainty posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in light of the urgent, disproportionate, and profound impact of this virus on the older client communities we serve, SeniorLAW Center has decided to cancel its March 21st, 2020 Gala. This was an extremely hard decision, but we believe strongly it is the right decision, as we do not yet know th… click for more

Are You a Reverse Mortgage Non-Borrowing Spouse? Tips to Help You Remain in Your Home

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
For homeowners who took out a reverse mortgage prior to August 4, 2014, if the spouse was not included as a borrower on the reverse mortgage, the mortgage documents state that the loan will become “due and payable” after the borrower dies or moves out of the home for health reasons. When a reverse mortgage becomes due and payable, that means the full balance must be paid back or the lender wil… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Honors 6 Remarkable Women at 2020 Gala, including U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Councilmember Helen Gym, and more!

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Read the press release here: SeniorLAW Center 2020 Gala Press Release FINAL  Read more about the honorees here. … click for more

SeniorLAW Center Presents our 2020 Champions for Justice!

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Join us as we celebrate our work and the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote while honoring these remarkable women advocates and leaders.    U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) has been a partner of SeniorLAW Center in pursuing access to justice for vulnerable populations since long before she was sworn in as a U.S. Representative … click for more

New legislation targets bed bug infestations in Philadelphia

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
Thanks to a new law in Philadelphia, landlords will soon be required to pay the full cost of extermination if a tenant reports bedbugs within a year of moving in, or within 6 months of an infestation in an adjoining unit. This is good news for everyone, as it will reduce the spread of infestations. Seniors will especially benefit because they are particularly vulnerable to the bugs and can have in… click for more
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