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SHL Choose Priorities for 2019

The 45th Annual Conference of the Silver Haired Legislature took place at the State Capitol in Jefferson City on October 16, 17, and 18.  The 103 delegates in attendance chose their Top Five Priorities and formulated plans to advocate for senior issues during the coming legislative session. 


After spirited debates in the Legislative chambers, the delegates chose these issues as their Top Five Priorities for the 2019 legislative session:


1.    Establish the Senior Service Growth & Development Program


2.    Revision of MoRx


3.    Increase funding for Home-Delivered Meals and Congregate Meals


4.    Make Missouri’s income tax brackets more progressive


5.    Approval of over the counter sale/use of industrial hemp oil as a supplement



Anyone interested in learning further details about the priorities of the Silver Haired Legislature is encouraged to call or e-mail Jackie Dover, Aging Matters at 800-392-8771 Ext. 113 or


Missouri’s Silver Haired Legislature was founded in 1973, the first in the nation after the Older Americans Act was amended to include advocacy groups.  The SHL is composed of fifteen volunteers from each of the ten statewide Area Agencies on Aging.  These 150 senior advocates, elected by their peers, identify and advocate for issues critical to older Missourians.

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