2021 TSHL
Items to Bring to Orientation Session
July 18-23, 2021

  • Returning Members: bring your current TSHL ID badge. New members: will have picture taken and badges provided.
  • Face masks. We will have hand sanitizer, but feel free to bring your own.
  • Attire for all sessions at the Marriott Courtyard and Conference Center and meals will be business casual.
  • Attire for photos and the Monday afternoon session at the Texas Capitol will include coat and tie for gentlemen and professional business attire for ladies.
  • Bring copies of any materials you have been sent with you.
  • Paper to take personal notes on. Pens and/or pencils to write with.
  • Returning members bring a 3-ring binder or large folders for your registration packet.
  • TSHL bag if you have one.
  • All the medications you will need for 4 or 5 days away from home.
  • Workout clothes for the fitness room or swimming pool, if you find time to work out.
  • Jacket, sweater, etc. for cooler meeting rooms.
  • Recommend bringing your laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Remember to bring your chargers for these and charge them at night.
  • Your copy of the most current Directory is always good to have along. Joann Blackmon, Operations Chair, will have some Directories for you to pick up and deliver to your area.
  • Funds for any incidentals you may want.

INFORMATION: Hotel rooms have a mini-fridge and coffee pot.

All parking is self-parking at no extra charge. Make sure to always keep your vehicle locked. Remember that you will probably NOT be able to get into your hotel room until 3 pm or later on Sunday. Please be patient with hotel personnel. They will get our rooms ready as quickly as possible. Luggage may be stored with front desk personnel or briefly in the TSHL Operations Center named the Ideas Room, close to the main Check-in desk.


  • Bring an attitude of willingness to learn, to work together, to pitch in to help where needed, to share ideas, and to meet new friends.
  • Flexibility. The Hotel has changed. The Agenda has changed. Meeting rooms have changed. Several new sessions and ideas are being tried. Please be willing to try new ways of doing things!
  • Come prepared to get involved and serve.
  • Bring a good measure of patience; we are all volunteers!

TSHL Goals

  • Promote Good Government: Motivate, engage and educate older Texans in the legislative process
  • Encourage voice: Inform and educate older Texans to become viable political voices and forces
  • Provide Opportunity: Offer the avenue for older Texans to serve as a resource to public and private sectors on aging issues and concerns
  • Model Legislative Forum: Develop a non-partisan forum for discussion, debate and prioritization of issues facing aging Texans
  • Develop Advocates: Educate the Texas Silver-Haired Legislators to advocate for adoption of aging resolutions submitted to the Texas Legislature

Public Comments

You are invited to submit your concerns about aging issues or questions about TSHL. Questions will be answered by a TSHL member.

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Dates to Remember

April, date and time TBD
July 19, time and place TBD
July 18-23, Orientation, Courtyard by Marriott Pflugerville