North Brookfield Woman Receives 2016 AARP Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service

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Suzanne Yerdon Lewandowski has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2016 AARP Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Massachusetts selected Lewandowski for her remarkable service, which greatly benefited her community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Lewandowski, a full time administrative assistant at Assumption College in Worcester, has long been an enthusiastic and active …

AARP Massachusetts Praises Massachusetts Legislators for Passage of Uniform Adult Guardianship Act (UAGPPJA)

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Bill now heads to Governor Deval Patrick’s desk for signature into law.  Massachusetts crossed a major hurdle today when the House of Representatives passed the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA). If the bill is signed into law, Massachusetts would join 38 other states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in adopting a model set of rules to make it easier for family caregivers to provide care across state lines. “Thanks to the leadership of Speaker …

AARP Massachusetts Praises State Senators for Support of Uniform Adult Guardianship Act (UAGPPJA)

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Excellent news! Massachusetts is one step closer to joining 38 other states in passing the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), and adopting a model set of rules to make it easier for family caregivers to provide care across state lines. “Thanks to the leadership of Senator Gale Candaras, Senate President Therese Murray and the unanimous support of the Massachusetts Senate, Massachusetts has made significant progress on the passage of the UAGPPJA to provide uniformity and reduce …