Rep. Wood Named “Capitol Caregiver” by AARP

Posted on May 31, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORDState Representative Terrie Wood (R-Darien) was presented with an award on Wednesday from AARP Connecticut Volunteers Peter and Kathy Eder of Darien acknowledging her work advancing policies in 2018 that supported in-home family caregivers of parents, spouses and children with disabilities.

“I am honored to receive this 2018 AARP Caregiving Champion award,” said Rep. Wood, member of the Human Services Committee. “Connecticut’s dedicated caretakers make it possible for their loved ones to live independently in their own home, which greatly improves the quality of life for so many. Anything we can do to help them in their efforts is a worthwhile cause in my book.”

Last year, Rep. Wood co-sponsored Senate Bill 157, An Act Reducing Participant Costs and Expanding Eligibility for the CT Home-Care Program for the Elderly, and House Bill 5584, An Act Establishing a Tax Credit for Employers that Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits Concerning Family and Medical Leave Accounts, among other legislation endorsed by AARP.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership of more than 600,000 in Connecticut that fights for positive social change and the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. In addition to advocating for issues of importance to older adults at the State Capitol, AARP Connecticut also supports various community service programs – including Driver Safety, Tax-Aide and Benefits Outreach.