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Danbury lawmaker named AARP 2017 Capitol Caregiver

A Danbury man is one of six state legislators named a “2017 Capitol Caregiver” by AARP. The award is given to legislators who champion the needs of family caregivers. 

 

State Representative Bob Godfrey was selected for his advocacy on legislation passed last session updating state conservatorship laws to better protect vulnerable adults and provide family caregivers with additional training and support. 

 

The new law will support family caregivers who are appointed by the probate courts in managing the health and finances of their loved ones and deter potential misconduct through the use of random audits.  According to AARP, 459,000 Connecticut residents care for an aging parent or loved one.