News About Aging

Posted By Marcia Siegal

Program helps older domestic violence victims

Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed in October, shines a light on domestic violence, including abuse between spouses and other intimate partners. SeniorLaw Center (SLC), a nonprofit that aims to improve the lives and protect the rights of older Pennsylvanians, is also shining a light on a particular aspect of this abuse: its older victims. “Older adults are a hidden population within the domestic violence community, and they can face some unique barriers,” said Dana Goldberg, SLC’s director of victim services.

Reverse mortgages can pose risks. (iStock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Help available to couples with reverse mortgages

By Elizabeth P. Shay, Esq., director of homeownership rights, SeniorLAW Center

Reverse mortgages have become popular as the result of marketing and television commercials that claim this is a simple way for seniors to get cash from their home with no repayment until after they die. While this type of loan is not suitable for many borrowers, it may be useful for a senior living on a fixed income who is facing foreclosure of their conventional mortgage. But for most seniors, a reverse mortgage is expensive and may pose big risks to borrowers. If you already have a reverse mortgage, take a moment and look over the deed to your home.

Designating a professional to help with your finances can give you peace of mind.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Legal help for married couples with problem reverse mortgages

SeniorLAW Center can help couples with reverse mortgages who may face ownership issues, but it is imperative that seniors seek help before the death of the borrower spouse.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: June 5 – 9, 2017

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to addresses immigrant seniors’ issues

Are your senior clients coming to you with immigration-related questions? Recent events have left many people understandably confused and anxious. Aging-services professionals who need clarification on immigrant older adults’ eligibility for safety-net programs like Medicaid or SSI are invited to join the advocacy group Justice in Aging at 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, for an […]

Posted By Abbey Porter

PCA issues request for proposals for provision of legal services

PCA is seeking creative proposals for the provision of legal services to Philadelphia County older adults from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Advocacy alert: Urge your U.S. representatives to support funding for Older Americans Act

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) urges those in the aging-services network to contact their U.S. representatives and ask them to sign the letter being circulated by Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Ted Deutch and Dave Loebsack that requests the previously authorized increase of funding for vital Older Americans Act (OAA) Title III programs in 2018.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Advocacy alert: Trump’s budget puts vulnerable older adults at risk

Last week, President Trump sent to Congress the first outline of his discretionary spending plan for FY 2018.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Free webinar to examine revised federal nursing home regulations

The free webinar “A Deeper Dive into the Revised Federal Nursing Home Regulations – Part II” will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 15.

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