The PTRC is monitoring COVID-19 and incorporating operational modifications as needed to protect the citizens we serve, our members, our partners, and our staff.  Our office will re-open on Monday, May 18th to staff, however, the office is still closed to visitors without a prior appointment.   Where applicable, meetings will continue to be held via teleconference. Staff will be available via phone and email. More


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“Advocacy encompasses any activity that a person or group of people undertake to influence policies."

PeopleAdvocacy is a process by individuals or groups which aims to influence public policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic and social systems and institutions. It may be motivated from moral, ethical, social, or faith principles. Advocacy can include many activities that a person or group undertakes including media campaigns, public speaking, local surveys, and forums to allow persons to solicit civic engagement and promote action.

As the population of older adults continue to grow the needs become greater in service availability, support systems such as Guardianship and caregiver information, and health care including hospital re-admissions, just to name a few.

Do you want to become an advocate for older adults, but you need help making that first step? The National Association for Area Agencies on Aging has a handbook that will help!  N4A Advocacy Handbook

Who are our public officials?

Legislative Caucus State 2019 
Legislative Caucus Federal 2019 


NC Senior Tar Heel Legislature

  • Provide information to senior citizens on the legislative process and matters being considered by the North Carolina General Assembly.
  • Promote citizen involvement and advocacy concerning aging issues before the North Carolina General Assembly.
  • Assess the legislative needs of older citizens by convening a forum modeled after the North Carolina General Assembly. Legislature

There is one delegate to the Senior Tar Heel Legislature from each of the 100 counties in the state. Most counties also have an alternate delegate. Delegates and alternates must be age 60 or older. 

Current representatives of the NC Senior Tar Heel Legislature in the Piedmont Triad are:   

2019 Senior Tar Heel Legislators
Alamance County
Delegate:  Foxie Harper
Alternate:  Gail Miller

Caswell County
Delegate:  Sylvia Banks
Alternate:  Marilyn Corbett

Davidson County
Delegate:  Dwight Cartner
Alternate:  Fred McClure Jr.

Davie County
Delegate:  VACANT
Alternate:  VACANT

Forsyth County
Delegate:  Althea Taylor-Jones
Alternate:  Nancy Hall

Guilford County
Delegate:   Dr. Terry Oliver  
Alternate:  VACANT  
  Montgomery County
Delegate:  Linda Blake
Alternate:  VACANT  

Randolph County
Delegate:  Betty Hunt
Alternate:  VACANT  

Rockingham County
Delegate:   Jennifer Black
Alternate:   VACANT     

Stokes County
Delegate:  Tom Southern
Alternate:  Jesse Moore

Surry County
Delegate:  Marsha Lowery
Alternate:  Hazel Wilmoth

Yadkin County
Delegate:  Richard Lasky

To apply for a Senior Tar Heel Legislator position, complete the application and follow directions for submitting:

     Senior Tar Heel Legislator Application