The Arkansas Silver Haired Legislative Session (SHLS) was authorized by a concurrent resolution sponsored by Rep. B. G. Hendrix and the late Rep. W. F. “Bill” Foster in the 1977 Arkansas General Assembly. The Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), in the Department of Human Services, was directed to sponsor the Session in the House of Representatives Chamber at the Arkansas State Capitol.
The SHLS is a mock legislature of senior delegates that has convened every two years since 1978. The Twentieth Biennial Session was held August 17th and 18th, 2016. Information regarding the Session and delegate selection procedure is located below. Additional questions may be directed to Gwen Ervin-McLarty at Gwen.McLarty@dhs.arkansas .gov or your local Area Agency on Aging.
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