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English No es frecuente que AARP en las Islas Vírgenes puede decir con orgullo que han tenido un “canasto” ("slam dunk") de día, pero los voluntarios y el personal de AARP Islas Vírgenes están muy orgullosos de lo que se logró recientemente.
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Lisa Dedden Cooper, Manager of Advocacy for AARP Michigan, made these comments to the member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 23:
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The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), known as Senate Bill No. 2249, was passed by the Massachusetts Senate and has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. There is only one week left before the end of the legislative session, and it is vital that this bill is passed before July 31.
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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.
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By Lisa Dedden Cooper, AARP Michigan Manager of Advocacy
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Are you the caregiver of a loved one who lives in another state?
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Imagine you’ve just moved to Massachusetts.  Ten years ago, after sending your children off to college, you took on the responsibility of being the legal guardian of your ailing aunt, and moved her to a facility close to your home.  You’ve now relocated to Massachusetts for a job opportunity, but once settled in the Commonwealth, you realize that your rights as your aunt’s legal guardian do not transfer to the Bay State. What do you do?
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