2017

17th TSHL Call for Election for 2017-2019 Term

Speaker Walter Graham announces the call for election of members to the 17th TSHL for 2017-2019 term. Any older Texan, age 60 and over, may file for election provided they are a registered voter living in one of the 123 areas or districts they wish to represent.


The 17th TSHL Election Kit contains the guidelines and forms for area agencies on aging to use in conducting elections for the TSHL. Elections will be held in each area on Friday, April 28, 2017. Candidates should contact their local area agency on aging to file for election. For additional information, please go to the 17th TSHL Election Kit.

TSHL Goals

  • Promote Good Government: Motivate, engage and educate older Texans in the legislative process
  • Encourage voice: Inform and educate older Texans to become viable political voices and forces
  • Provide Opportunity: Offer the avenue for older Texans to serve as a resource to public and private sectors on aging issues and concerns
  • Model Legislative Forum: Develop a non-partisan forum for discussion, debate and prioritization of issues facing aging Texans
  • Develop Advocates: Educate the Texas Silver-Haired Legislators to advocate for adoption of aging resolutions submitted to the Texas Legislature

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You are invited to submit your concerns about aging issues or questions about TSHL. Questions will be answered by a TSHL member.


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Dates to Remember

Jan 2-Feb 28, 2017 - File For Election to 17th TSHL
Feb 6, 2017- TSHL Foundation Dinner, Sheraton Austin Capitol
Feb 7, 2017 - Senior Day at the Capitol
April 28, 2017-TSHL Election Day
July 16-20, 2017-17th TSHL Orientation Session