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SeniorLAW Center Executive Director Appointed to New Mayor’s Commission on Aging

Philadelphia, March 9, 2011– Mayor Michael A. Nutter re-launched the Mayor’s Commission on Aging (MCOA) and appointed new members who will advise the Mayor on policies and projects that affect older Philadelphians. Roughly twenty percent of the City’s population is over the age of fifty-five, and the number is expected rise. Established by City ordinance…



Call for Nominations for SeniorLAW Center Awards

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…



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

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…



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…



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