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AARP Congratulates 2019 Class of Elected Officials for Championing Family Caregivers

AARP salutes Gov. Bryant and four senators for championing Bill 32-0327

Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr. and senators Francis, Jackson, Sarauw and Smith join an elite bipartisan group of 74 elected officials from 30 states and one territory (U.S. Virgin Islands) as recipients of the “2019 Capitol Caregivers Award.” These leaders are recognized for championing Bill 32-0327, which supports family caregivers in the U.S. Virgin Islands who help their parents, spouses, adult children with disabilities and other loved ones live independently at home and in the community — where they want to be.

“AARP-VI salutes these officials for supporting family caregivers through the advancement of Bill No. 32- 0327, which keeps property out of probate thereby ensuring that real property stays in the control of the owner and passes on to their intended heirs,” says Troy de Chabert Schuster, state director of AARP in the V.I., “with specific benefit to the senior citizens in our community. This Bill, now law (Act No. 8169), is a step in the right direction to making family caregivers a top priority for our advocacy. AARP-VI pledges to continue to fight for the rights of family caregivers and their loved ones in 2020 for more support, better access to resources, relief and much more.”

AARP-VI will present each recipient with a ‘Capitol Caregiver’ certificate in recognition of support to family caregivers across the territory. The recipients have also been recognized in a national publication.

For more information on the five Acts benefiting all citizens of the U.S. Virgin Islands, visit www.aarp.org/vi or visit Facebook at AARP Virgin Islands.

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