Older adults in Northwest Missouri have the opportunity to choose representatives from their respective areas for positions on the Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors and the Silver Haired Legislature. Elections will be held on Tuesday, May 8, in each of the 18 counties in Northwest Missouri. Seniors must be at least 60 years of age and vote in a center in the county in which they reside. As all Area Agencies on Aging, NWMOAAA is a planning and service agency which is charged under the Older Americans Act with identifying and meeting a wide variety of needs of older adults who are at least 60 years of age, in its18 counties service area in Northwest Missouri. They collaborate with other agencies to help determine seniors’ needs, identify resources and make services available. They help locate the best resources to help older adults in a variety of situations.
Absentee ballots are available for individuals who are unable to go to the voting location on May 8, by calling 888-844-5626 or emailing measton@nwmoaaa.org. Atchison County is in the Northwest Region, and candidates for the Board of Directors are Robert L. Cooper, Ronald “Ron” Peterson and David M. Smith. A write-in candidate for a Silver Haired Legislator may be added, as there are no SHL candidates from Atchison County.