New Resource on Seniors and Poverty (08-13-2014)

WASHINGTON, DC - In the just released Seniors and Poverty and Opportunity Profile (PDF) from Half in Ten and the National Senior Citizens Law Center, you will find out that 15 percent of American seniors — people aged 65 and older– …

National Senior Citizens Law Center Recognizes Edward Spurgeon with Its First Impact Award (04-25-2014)

SAN FRANCISCO –The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) conferred its first Impact Award to Edward Spurgeon, CEO and co-Director of the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging, at a special event here today. The award recognizes leadership of …

Senate Bill Updates SSI and Would Help Elderly Poor (03-07-2014)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – The Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2014 (S2089) was introduced today in the U.S. Senate by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The bill, championed by the National …

Advocates Call for Suspension of California Duals Demonstration (02-26-2014)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2014 OAKLAND, CA – Six advocacy organizations, including the National Senior Citizens Law Center, “urgently requested” suspension of the state’s dual demonstration program – the Coordinated Care Initiative — in a February 21 letter addressed …

NSCLC Calls for Stronger California Rules Governing Assisted Living (02-12-2014)

WASHINGTON – Based on a comparison of California’s assisted living laws with those of 11 other states, the National Senior Citizens Law Center says that the state’s laws are out of date and fall short in several areas, putting residents’ …

Denny Chan Joins National Senior Citizens Law Center (02-11-2014)

LOS ANGELES – Denny Chan is now a staff attorney with the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) in Los Angeles, CA. Chan was a rotating law clerk for the US District Court in Los Angeles after graduating from the …

Statement of NSCLC: Congress Should Pick Up Commission on Long Term Care Baton (12-19-2013)

Dec. 19, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC — The Commission on Long-Term Care accomplished an important goal: elevating the conversation in Washington about the need to improve long-term care.  The Commission report and the alternative report call attention to the urgent need …

Gwen Orlowski Joins National Senior Citizens Law Center (11-07-2013)

WASHINGTON – Gwen Orlowski is now a senior staff attorney with the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) in Washington, DC. Orlowski has been a leading New Jersey advocate on long-term care issues affecting older individuals and adults with disabilities. …

SSI Turns 41; It’s Time to Restore the Program to Its Original Intent (10-28-2013)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC –On October 30, 1972, President Richard M Nixon signed into law an amendment to the Social Security Act that created the Supplemental Security Income program.  Over eight million Americans, all of them …

Paul Nathanson Receives First Distinguished Advocacy Award (10-23-2013)

WASHINGTON – At a National Press Club event October 18, 2013, the National Senior Citizens Law Center conferred its first Distinguished Advocacy Award to former Executive Director Paul Nathanson. The award is officially named the Paul Nathanson Distinguished Advocacy Award …