Nominations are currently being accepted for the Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging (NEMO AAA) Board of Directors and delegates to the Silver Haired Legislature. Nominations will be accepted at the NEMO AAA office or at the Senior Centers throughout our sixteen county service area through Friday, April 13.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging (NEMO AAA) Board of Directors and delegates to the Silver Haired Legislature. Nominations will be accepted at the NEMO AAA office or at the Senior Centers throughout our sixteen county service area through Friday, April 13.

NEMO AAA serves Clark, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Warren counties. Elections will take place from Monday, May 7 to Wednesday, May 11 at local Senior Centers.

NEMO AAA Board elections will take place in eight of the 16 counties served: Lewis, Macon, Monroe, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler and Shelby counties. Board members must be a resident of the county for which they are elected and have an interest in aging issues, needs and programs. Elected board members serve a three-year term and need not be 60 years of age.

The Silver Haired Legislature is a model legislature composed of elected representatives from throughout Missouri. Silver Haired Legislature elections for representatives and senators will take place in three regions: Northeast (Adair, Clark, Knox, Schuyler and Scotland counties) — two representatives; Mark Twain (Lewis, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls, Randolph and Shelby counties) — one senator and two representatives; and Boonslick (Lincoln, Montgomery and Warren counties) — four representatives. Alternate senator and representative positions are open in all three regions.

Silver Haired Legislature holds a three-day session each October at the Capitol in Jefferson City to consider legislation of interest to older Missourians. Silver Haired Legislature delegates must be 60 years of age or over and reside in the area they represent.

Individuals who are interested in serving on the NEMO AAA Board of Directors and/or the Silver Haired Legislature may contact local senior centers or the Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging for the appropriate form(s). The form(s) must be returned to the NEMO AAA office by Friday, April 13 in order to be placed on the ballot. For more information, call the NEMO AAA office at 660-665-4682 or 1-800-664-6338.