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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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Media Alert: SeniorLAW Center celebrates opening their 5th office in Chester County with ribbon cutting ceremony

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
For immediate release: SeniorLAW Center celebrates opening their 5th office in Chester County with ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Read the full media alert and how you can attend by clicking here.   … click for more

Reverse Mortgages Are Devastating Lives of Older Homeowners:  African American Neighborhoods are hardest hit

Monday, June 17th, 2019
SeniorLAW Center’s Housing Work Featured in USA Today.  Watch the VIDEO, highlighting SeniorLAW Center Director of Homeownership Rights Beth Shay, Philadelphia’s Diversion Court, and Councilwoman Cherelle Parker.  Read the ARTICLE, featuring our and many other brave clients who shared their stories.  SeniorLAW Center is proud to fight senior homelessness and foreclosure every d… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Participates in WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day)

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
SeniorLAW Center is proud to be participating in WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day) in several ways during the month of June. See the below events that SeniorLAW Center helped lead, present and plan! #weaad #elderjustice Legal Assistance for Older Pennsylvanians Conference SeniorLAW Center, in partnership with the PA Department of Aging and Community Legal Services, hosted PA’s first … click for more

SeniorLAW Center featured in Philadelphia Bar Reporter

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
Happy Older Americans Month! Every May since 1963, the Administration for Community Living has been leading the national observance of Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to: • Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. • Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, … click for more

Read our Commentary on Reforming PA’s Guardianship in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Monday, May 13th, 2019
Pennsylvania needs to reform its guardianship system and ensure a right to counsel for its most vulnerable citizens. Read SeniorLAW Center’s Op-Ed in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, co-authored with colleagues Pam Walz and Sam Brooks of CLS. Imagine a legal proceeding where all of your rights are taken from you and given to someone else. You may have never met that person who now controls … click for more

SeniorLAW Center Opens Chester County Office

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
SeniorLAW Center is proud to open its fifth office in Pennsylvania! Its newest office is located in West Chester, Chester County and opened for business on April 1, 2019. Staffed by Attorney Susan Nolen and Victim Advocate Victoria Long, the office will provide free legal, outreach and advocacy services to victims of elder abuse 60 years of age and older, and has already been getting calls from se… click for more

SeniorLAW Center on KYW Newsradio for Stellar Pro Bono Efforts for Older People

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
SeniorLAW Center participated in a first-of-its-kind pro bono day on May 2, 2019. Lawyers from financial institutions all over the country partnered with law firms and non-profit organizations such as SLC to provide free legal services to low income seniors, veterans, immigrants, the formerly incarcerated and others. Organized by long-time partners PNC and, for our clinic, Bla… click for more

10th Annual Life Planning Clinic for Hispanic Elders

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
On April 17, SeniorLAW Center partnered with extraordinary pro bono partners PECO/Exelon and Blank Rome LLP to counsel and provide life planning documents for Spanish-speaking seniors in their own community. A decade-long project – a favorite of SeniorLAW Center’s - was staffed by volunteer lawyers, legal advocates, interpreters, technology staff, notaries and witnesses. In just one morning,… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Testified before the Finance Committee of Philadelphia City Council

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
On April 18, SeniorLAW Center testified before the Finance Committee of Philadelphia City Council to address the 2019 application of $19 million available from the Housing Trust Fund Non-Recording Fee Sub-Fund toward the projects and goals outlined in the City’s Housing Action Plan.  Our remarks focused on the impact of the housing crisis in Philadelphia on older homeowners and tenants and … click for more

SeniorLAW Center Testified before City Council on Emergency Protocols that Ensure the Safety of Older People

Friday, April 12th, 2019
On Monday, April 8th, Cateria R. McCabe, Director of Veterans, Kinship Care and Tenant Rights, testified at City Council before the Committee on Aging chaired by Council member Al Taubenberger. She provided testimony on Resolution No. 180847 regarding emergency protocols that ensure the safety of older people residing in high rises. Including measures taken by other jurisdictions, SeniorLAW Center… click for more
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