Delco LASP Senior Advocate Jack Riggitano Honored on Law Day
Every Thursday for 15 years Jack Riggitano has volunteered as a Senior Advocate for Legal Aid at the Chester Senior Center. On Friday April 29 at the Delaware County Court House, he will be awarded the Themis Award of the Delaware County Bar Association for his commitment to our clients and the legal system. As a Senior Advocate, he has received extensive training through Lgal Aid on how to identify legal problems in order to make referrals of older adults to our offices. Each week he assists with completing Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications for senior citizens, interviewing older adults with various other problems such as Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, debt collection, government benefits, housing problems, wills power of attorneys and living wills.
Mr. Riggitano worked for the Federal Government for 33 years at the Philadelphia Naval Base as an Industrial Specialist until he retired. Asked to comment on the award, he said "Remember, a thank you from the heart is like putting a coin in your purse. They both enrich your heart."
The Senior Advocate Program is made possible through funding from the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging. Senior Advocates are active in Senior Centers throughout Delaware County. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Karen Tyler, program coordinator at 610-874-8421.