Senior Day at the Capitol

March 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Auditorium of the Capitol 

Senior Day at the Capitol is a day that the Texas Senior Advocacy Coalition and groups from all over the state of Texas gather with the theme, “Seniors—the Heart of Texas.”  It is a day to celebrate the contributions older adults have made and will continue to make to the state of Texas.

The program includes entertainment and guest speakers from across the state who are dedicated to protecting the interests of older adults across Texas. Following the presentations, hundreds of Texas seniors and advocates enter the legislature to meet with state Representatives and Senators about the various issues facing older adults.

Program for event…

March 12, 2019
10:30 AM

The National Anthem by Sherry Dodson, – Ms. Texas Senior America

Invocation by Gary W. Luft – Heart of Texas Area Agency on Aging

Pledge to American & Texas Flags by Major Vivian Harris – United States Air Force

Welcome – Recognition of Dignitaries and Sponsors, by Susan Copeland – Chair of the Texas Senior Advocacy Coalition

Power in Coalitions by Walter Graham – Speaker of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

Governor’s Office – Welcome by Tommy Williams – Senior Advisor for Fiscal Matters for Governor Greg Abbott

Speakers:

State of Older Adults & Issues – Bob Blancato – President of Matz, Blancato, & Associates

Inspiration, Piper Dellums – CEO/President of Piper Dellums Productions

Call to Action – Lynda Ender – AGE Director at The Senior Source

Closing Remarks by Susan Copeland