The Missouri Silver Haired Legislature is an elected body of volunteer Missouri residents who are 60 years of age or older. Their purpose is to advocate and promote legislation that will benefit older residents throughout the state.

The St. Louis Area Agency on Aging is inviting adults age 60 and older who are residents of the City of St. Louis , to submit their names as nominees to represent the City of St. Louis on the Silver Haired Legislature (SHL). When elected, delegates serve a two (2) year term.

A delegate must be able to attend monthly meetings, a three (3) day legislative session in the Fall to Jefferson City , and a one (1) day advocacy trip in the Spring to Jefferson City .

Any individuals interested in serving may nominate themselves or nominations may be made by an organization. Nomination forms may be requested from Anneliese Stoever at the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging, 1520 Market, Suite 4087, St. Louis, Missouri 63103, or by calling her at 657-1680. The deadline for filing is Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

Persons who are nominated must be present or have a representative speak on their behalf the day of the election, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal, St. Louis, Missouri 63118, at 10am in order to qualify as a candidate.

Shortly after the election, the nominees will receive notification of the results.