Legal Counsel for the Elderly has been assisting D.C. seniors for more than 40 years. (Courtesy of AARP)
National

AARP Legal Counsel Helps Elderly Avoid Foreclosure, Scams

Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Foreclosure Prevention Project attorneys staff the judicial foreclosure calendar at D.C. Superior Court every week, providing information, legal assistance and full representation to low-income D.C. homeowners facing foreclosure, with a particular focus on elderly homeowners. [read more…]

Health

America Despises its Elderly: Why Seniors Have to Choose Between Food and Medicine

(Salon) – Elder abuse is defined as “harmful acts toward an elderly adult, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect.” Financial exploitation comes from the banking industry; neglect emanates from the halls of Congress; [read more…]