Throughout 2015, AARP New Hampshire has been fighting for you and your family, focused on key issues you’re facing in your daily lives. Because of this work, the 173,000 family caregivers in New Hampshire have more support!
We couldn’t do this work without the bipartisan support of our state legislature and other elected officials who write, support and move legislation. And who work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get things done, and who come together to pass those critical votes that turn bills into law.
To recognize these leaders, AARP announces the second bipartisan class of Capitol Caregivers who have fought to bring more support to family caregivers and their loved ones.
AARP New Hampshire salutes Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Nancy Stiles, and Representative Susan Emerson as a member of the AARP 2015 Capitol Caregivers.
What’s a Capitol Caregiver?
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.
While caregiving is a labor of love, family caregivers face huge responsibilities. That’s why AARP is fighting for commonsense solutions to make these big responsibilities a little bit easier.
AARP’s 2015 class of Capitol Caregivers – including Governor Hassan, Senator Stiles and Representative Emerson – were integral to the passage of key caregiving legislation this year. The inaugural class of Capitol Caregivers was announced in 2015. This year, AARP recognizes 79 state legislators from 25 states who help family caregivers by:
Passing the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act to support family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home;
Passing the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protect Proceedings Jurisdiction Act to ensure adult guardianship laws are consistent and honored from state to state.
Congratulations to Governor Hassan, Senator Stiles and Representative Emerson for supporting family caregivers.
In 2016, AARP will continue to work with elected officials and fight for the issues that matter to you and your family.