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Caregiving, Age Discrimination Top Agenda

When the Legislature reconvenes on Monday, Feb. 3, AARP Oregon and its volunteer advocates will pursue two important objectives: protections against age discrimination, and funds for respite services for family caregivers.

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Advocates are asking the Legislature to create a task force that would hold hearings to examine age discrimination in Oregon and identify areas where laws can be strengthened.

AARP Oregon is also pressing state lawmakers to seek a federal waiver allowing Medicaid funding for adult day care centers and other caregiver respite services, especially for those with low incomes.

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