About Us


About Us


About Senior Advocacy Network

The Senior Advocacy Network is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Founded by Joyce Gandelman, the organization helps seniors in need of legal assistance who cannot afford traditional legal services. 

Senior Advocacy Network Open House

The Senior Law Project

The Senior Law Project provides legal services to residents of Stanislaus County, CA who are 60 years of age or older. Services are free or low cost with no income requirements. 

SAN and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At SAN, diversity is the presence of and high regard for differences that enhance our workplace and community. We value diversity in age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, linguistic ability and more. Additionally, we think that equity is the existence of and dedication to fair treatment, access, and opportunity for everyone; our role as an equitable provider is to proactively eliminate barriers that might otherwise disadvantage vulnerable members of our community.. By ensuring inclusion, people with diverse identities are respected, valued, and made to feel welcome in our workplace.

Our dedication to DEI does not require that we all agree on every issue or that people who disagree cannot belong in a community. Our commitment does entail that we take seriously our professional, ethical, and legal obligations to respect each other's right to be unique and that our differences motivate us to be inclusive and respectful of one another. We are always working to create a more welcoming environment where everyone can experience dignity, feel safe, and trust that their voices are heard.


Seniors Are Individuals

Our purpose is to view seniors as individuals, and not merely as a legal issue to be resolved. We strive to provide services in a warm and caring environment, using a holistic approach rather than a single-issue approach.