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Are you a caregiver for someone who lives in another state? Have you gone through the lengthy and expensive court proceedings to become this person’s legal guardian?

If so, do you know that, currently, the legal guardianship you’ve established in another state is not recognized in Massachusetts?

Help AARP Massachusetts change this by joining the conversation about passing the Uniform Adult Guardianship bill currently before the Massachusetts state legislature.

If passed, the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), would allow recognition of legal guardianships established by Massachusetts residents for loved ones living in another state.

To discuss this important issue, we’re holding a live Tele-Town Hall event on Thursday, April 17, from 7-8 p.m. We hope you’ll call in to learn how AARP Massachusetts is fighting to remove barriers that prevent guardians in our state from providing for their loved ones, regardless of where they live.

 

Join us tonight, Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m., by calling 1-877-229-8493 and entering PIN 15372, and engage in a conversation about long-distance caregiving and the importance of passing this law in Massachusetts.”

We’ll be joined by special guest Diana Noel, AARP senior legislative representative and national policy expert on Adult Uniform Guardianship laws.

If you’ve participated in one of our Tele-Town Hall events before, you know that they are like a call-in radio talk show where you get the opportunity to share what’s on your mind with thousands of AARP members across the state.

Join us by calling 1-877-229-8493 and entering PIN 15372, and engage in a conversation about long-distance caregiving and the importance of passing this law in Massachusetts.

The event will also be live tweeted, so join us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aarpma and use hashtag #UAGPPJA (Uniform Adult Guardianship Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act). Tweet us your questions and comments!

Join us to discuss this important issue and to learn more about how changing the state law will ease the burden guardians’ face.