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AARP Announces 2016 Capitol Caregivers

Across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP is fighting to help families address important day-to-day issues — like caring for a loved one. In fact, this year alone we’ve successfully fought to bring more support to millions of family caregivers.

But we didn’t do this critical work alone. Progress is possible thanks to the state legislators who write, support and move legislation, and who work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get things done.

To recognize these elected leaders, AARP is announcing our third bipartisan class of Capitol Caregivers — those who have fought to bring more support to family caregivers and their loved ones.

Capitol Caregivers
Every day, 40 million Americans help their older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home — where they want to be. They provide transportation, cook meals, manage finances, perform complex medical tasks, help with bathing and dressing, and so much more.

A labor of love to be sure, family caregiving can also be a stressful, exhausting and emotional job. That’s why AARP is fighting for commonsense solutions to make these big responsibilities a little bit easier — and we’ve seen real progress in states across the country.

AARP’s 2016 class of Capitol Caregivers includes state elected officials who were integral to the passage of key caregiving legislation this year. The inaugural class of Capitol Caregivers was announced in 2014. This year, AARP recognizes 57 state legislators from 23 states who helped family caregivers by:

A list of AARP’s 2016 Capitol Caregivers and the legislation they championed can be found here.

More work to do . . . 

In 2017, AARP will continue to work with state legislators across the country and fight for the issues that matter to you and your family. To stay up to date on our work, or get involved, sign up here.

More information
2014 Capitol Caregivers
2015 Capitol Caregivers 
2015 Class of Super Savers

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