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Instructions Regarding filing for Protection from Abuse Orders

For any older adult experiencing abuse, we urge you to contact our helpline; please see the attached document for instructions regarding filing for Protection from Abuse Orders in Philadelphia. SeniorLAW Center leaders were instrumental in advocacy in this effort with our partners. COVID-19 has a disproportionate and deathly impact on the older Americans we serve,…



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

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 of…



Coronavirus poses challenge for grandparents raising kids | KYW

Executive Director Karen Buck and Project Director Janine Dunlap Kiah were featured on Cherri Gregg’s show on KYWNewsradio. The show highlighted the challenges that older people and grandparents raising grandchildren are facing during COVID-19. Read more and hear more here. 



SeniorLAW Center Supports Fair Housing, Comments on Proposed HUD Rule

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 redefinition of fair housing…



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

by Kristen Wilson

  • Posted on March 16, 2020

  • News

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) SeniorLAW Center is committed to continuing to advocate and serve older people during this time of uncertainty.  The Courts* The courts in Philadelphia…



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