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Delegates from 28 Districts Sworn in at the 18th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Press Release by Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) The 18th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) convened on the floor of the House of Representatives in Austin, Texas, July 14- 18 this summer. Eighty delegates from 28 districts in Texas were sworn in for a two-year term by the Honorable Donna Howard, Texas Rep. District 48. This five-day meeting was the first of three TSHL sessions

Our Community Health & Wellness Programs Coordinator Susan Burchfield presented the Older Americans Month Proclamation to Stanley Koonsen, Mayor of Holland, TX on April 29, 2019. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, Older Americans Month (OAM) provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity. OAM has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56

Not Forgotten:  Protecting Americans From Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes By Chrystal Griggs, Regional Ombudsman for Central Texas Council of Governments On March 6, 2019, the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Senator Grassley, held a hearing entitled, “Not Forgotten: Protecting Americans From Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes.” After opening statements from Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Senator Ron Wyden, the daughters of two nursing home residents gave heartbreaking and distressing

Washington DC- Across the country, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities along with family members, ombudsmen, citizen advocates, facility staff and others will honor the individual rights of long-term care residents by celebrating Residents’ Rights Month. Residents’ Rights Month is an annual event held in October by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care to celebrate and focus on awareness of dignity, respect and the value