Photo 1: Senior adults, including residents from Precinct 4, converge at the state capitol to share their concerns with lawmakers. Photo 2: Representatives Dan Huberty and Patricia Harless with Commissioner R. Jack Cagle speak with residents about current legislation affecting them.
Nearly 150 senior adults had the opportunity to help influence policy during a trip to the state capitol organized by Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s Senior Adult Program and Fun4Seniors.
Precinct 4 residents were joined by seniors from all over Texas who converged on the front steps of the state capitol for Senior Day Feb. 17, a statewide event arranged by the Texas Senior Advocacy Coalition, which works to develop and promote public policy supporting senior adults.
Kicking off the event was Attorney General Ken Paxton who delivered the keynote address. Following the speech, seniors had the opportunity to voice their concerns and meet representatives including Patricia Harless, Dan Huberty, Dwayne Bohac, Gary Elkins and Senfronia Thompson.
Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle also attended the event to hear from constituents and educate them about Precinct 4’s role in influencing legislation.
“I’m proud Precinct 4 is able to do our part to support senior adults with our many programs and activities,” said Commissioner Cagle. “As a commissioner, I also work with state leaders to develop legislation benefiting the community, since unincorporated areas, which make up the majority of the precinct, cannot develop ordinances.”
Transportation for the event was provided by Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program for individuals 50 years and better from seven locations across the precinct.
Precinct 4 bus trips are available to seniors every month. Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are offered discounted ticket prices and entry to fees to various events, festivals, museums, theater performances and more. Preferential reservations are given to Harris County residents. Persons not residing in Harris County may participate if space is available. For upcoming Precinct 4 bus trips, visit www.hcp4.net/community/sap/events.