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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Illinois Department on Aging and Equip for Equality Establish Disability and Aging Legal Center

In partnership with the Illinois Department on Aging, Equip for Equality has initiated a Disability and Aging Legal Center (Legal Center) to address the legal needs of older adults and people with disabilities who are served by the Department on Aging’s statewide network of local private and public agencies. 
The Legal Center is managed by Barry Lowy, Senior Attorney in EFE's Springfield office. Programs and services include legal rights training and educational resources, technical assistance in self-advocacy, direct legal representation and pro-bono attorneys and law students to help expand the Legal Center’s reach and scope. The Legal Center will also identify systemic problems commonly faced by people with disabilities and older adults and make recommendations to state officials for prevention of future problems. Equip for Equality is delighted to expand our services to reach this population and we look forward to partnering with the Department on Aging and its network on this important initiative.

Contact: Barry Lowy, 217-303-8541

*information provided by Equip for Equality

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