The West Virginia Silver Haired Legislature is a model legislature, composed of representatives 60 years of age or older, who are elected from throughout the state by their peers. Through this program older adults learn about the legislative process and identify solutions to common problems. The SHL is composed of 134 representatives, all 60 years of age or older, who are elected every two years from throughout the state by their peers. There is a representative in the SHL from each of the state's 55 counties.
The Silver Haired Legislature was held December 5–7 at the Ramada Charleston Downtown. This year's successful session produced five Position Papers. The Position Papers have been submitted to the Senate President and the House Speaker for their review.
For further information on becoming a candidate for the Silver Haired Legislature, contact your local senior center, the Area Agency on Aging for your region, or the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services at 304-558-3317.
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The 2012 Silver Haired Legislators enjoyed tea at the Governor's Mansion.