Preston County Senior Citizens, Inc. – Preston County, WV

Get Involved with Issues Affecting Seniors Today

Being an active, well-informed citizen is an important part of civic duty. When issues impact us and we feel that improvements can be made, we can contact our local, state, and federal lawmakers. By letting them know what is important to us and providing ideas for positive change, we can help make the future brighter for us, as well as our friends, neighbors, and loved ones now and into the future. If you would like to learn more and get involved with addressing the issues affecting older West Virginians, there are several options.

West Virginia Senior Haired Legislature

The West Virginia Senior Haired Legislature (SHL) is a model legislature composed of West Virginia representatives aged 60+ who are elected by their peers. Through this educational program, older adults can learn more about the legislative process and how to identify solutions to common problems. If you are a registered voter aged 60+, you can be a candidate for election to the Senior Haired Legislature. The SHL meets for one week at the State Capital during the fall. Travel, meals, and lodging are provided for SHL representatives.

Visit West Virginia Senior Haired Legislature’s Facebook Page.

Coalition on Legislation for the Elderly

The Coalition on Legislation for the Elderly (CSWV-COLE) is an active legislative committee involved in research and advocacy at local, state and federal levels. COLE works on legislative issues that concern seniors. You can join COLE and attend monthly meetings held throughout West Virginia, with free transportation provided by Preston County Senior Citizens, Inc.

Issues addressed include:

  • Healthcare Reform
  • Rural Transportation
  • Accessibility
  • In-Home Services for the Elderly and Disabled
  • Utility Rates
  • Government Accountability

For further information on COLE, please contact:

Coalition on Legislation for the Elderly

1324 Virginia Street E
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 342-5430

To find out how you can get have your voice heard in issues that affect you, contact:

Aging Specialist
Region VI Planning and Development Council

7003 Mountain Park Dr # C
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 366-5693

View the WV Select Committee on PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care – Interim

Preston County Senior Citizens, Inc. – (304) 329-0464