A group formed by South Carolina lawmakers to represent the needs, issues and concerns of and faced by senior citizens recently elected its new representatives in Sumter and Clarendon counties.
The South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature …
This item is available in full to subscribers
Click here to log in
If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.
If you aren't yet a subscriber,
click here to start a new subscription.
You also have the option of purchasing 24 hours of website access, for just 99 cents. *
Click here to continue.
* Full access is available from time of purchase through 11:59pm the following day
The South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature welcomed David O'Brien, Frances Hill, Nancy Stark and Myrtle Johnson as its 2018-2020 Sumter representatives and Mary Wilson, a Manning resident, and Loretta Pollard, a Summerton resident and chairwoman, as its Clarendon representatives for the Sumter/Lee/Clarendon region that makes up the Santee-Lynches Caucus, according to Pollard.
The SCSHL was created in 1999 by the South Carolina General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. James Hodges. It held its first organizational session at the Capital Senior Center in Columbia on July 14, 1999.
SCSHL representatives must be registered voters over the age of 60 who are elected in their counties to serve in the unicameral body, according to the group's literature.
During the group's legislative session held in even years during the second full week of September, the SCSHL develops resolutions for presentation to the General Assembly. For the 2017-18 session, priorities were providing respite for family caregivers; funding in-home and community-based services; and restoring geriatric loan forgiveness funding.
Those interested in getting involved or finding out more information can get in touch with either the caucus chair or the South Carolina Area Agency on Aging that serves their county of residence.
More Articles to Read