January is back-to-work time for state lawmakers, and that means AARP West Virginia is on the job as well, backing legislation that could improve the lives of Mountain Staters age 50-plus.
After a successful push in 2015 for the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, the state office is seeking other ways to help the state’s 282,000 family caregivers. Also, the AARP state office is mobilizing its Capitol Advocacy Team—a group of 30-plus volunteers—to work on issues such as retirement security and home- and community-based services.
The regular session runs from Jan. 13 to March 12. To get involved, go to facebook.com/aarpwestvirginia or twitter.com/aarpwv.