Silver Bulletin 19th TSHL 3Q2023

Silver Bulletin 19th TSHL 3Q2023

July 5, 2023

The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature strives to promote good government for all Texans by directly involving Senior citizens in the legislative process. TSHL provides a nonpartisan forum for discussion and debate of Senior issues, advocacy training, and an avenue through which older citizens may serve as a resource to both public and private sectors.

The first Silver-Haired Legislature was organized by the State of Missouri in 1973. The concept has now been adopted in 26 states.

The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) was introduced to the Board of Directors by the Advisory Council of the Texas Department on Aging in 1983, where it was listed as a “legislative priority.” A resolution to establish the TSHL was passed by the Board in 1984. The 69th Texas Legislature adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution #37 the following year.

In 1986, planning and implementation were completed by a statewide steering committee with the Texas Department on Aging Staff, Area Agencies on Aging members, and various volunteers. The elected members of the first TSHL met for a five-day training and orientation session in July 1986. The Secretary of State swore in the first TSHL members on September 29 of that year.

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