Helping Seniors in Washington, D.C.
Championing the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.'s elderly by providing free legal services to those in need – empowering, defending and protecting vulnerable seniors.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
LCE handles cases for Washington, D.C. residents who are age 60 and older. We also handle Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability cases for D.C. residents age 55 and older. LCE handles most types of civil (not criminal) legal matters. Where we cannot help directly, we refer clients to someone who can. Read More
Senior Medicare Patrol
The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) programs, help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries detect, avoid and prevent health care fraud. In doing so, they not only protect older persons, they also help preserve the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Read More
601 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20049
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Home and Community Based Services
Senior Medicare Patrol
For 35 years, LCE has championed the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.'s elderly by providing free legal and social work services to those in need – empowering, defending and protecting vulnerable seniors.
Named one of the best small charities in the Washington, D.C., region.
Pro Bono Opportunities
Pro Bono Wills & Powers of Attorney
Please agree to handle an elderly, low-income senior’s pro bono will and powers of attorney for health care and finance. We have a backlog of 100 seniors on our waiting list for a pro bono attorney. See All Pro Bono Opportunities
LCE EVENTS CALENDAR
- May 13 – SMP continues its "boots on the ground" series at Iona Active Senior Wellness Program, St. Albans Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
- May 17 – Financial Fraud Prevention Presentation, UPO Foster Grandparent Program, Mathews Memorial Church, 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
- June 1 – DCHCD Housing Expo, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
AARP Quick Benefits
Navigating through the maze of public benefit programs can be difficult and confusing. Many people don’t know what assistance is available – or how to gain access to it. AARP offers online tools that take the guesswork out of the process. It’s fast, private and secure. Try it now!