Category: News

Phila. Heat Emergency Plan

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.…



SeniorLAW honors PECO as 2010 Partner of the Year!

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…



SeniorPROM 2010 is a dazzling success!

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…



Temple University Beasley School of Law Conwell Community Corps Fellowship awarded

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…



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

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…