The CARE Act is Now Law in Massachusetts! 

Help Us Thank Our Supporters.

AARP Massachusetts is thrilled to announce that the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act has been signed into law by Governor Charles Baker.  AARP Massachusetts thanks Governor Baker and state lawmakers for enacting this important legislation to support family caregivers. The CARE Act, known in the Massachusetts Legislature as H.3911, recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in keeping their loved ones at home, and out of costly institutions. In 2015 in Massachusetts, family caregivers provided 786 million hours of unpaid care valued at approximately $11.6 billion annually.

For over two years, you’ve helped us move the CARE Act through the Massachusetts Legislature, and we thank you for all of your support.

Representative Chris Walsh (D)-Framingham and Senator Linda Dorcena Forry (D)-Dorchester were our two lead sponsors for the House and Senate versions of the bill. Both legislators and Governor Baker have cared for family members in their own lives, and without their dedication to this bill, we wouldn’t be celebrating these new benefits for family caregivers.  This Action Alert is a way to tell them how much we appreciate their work.

We often ask you to contact your legislators on important issues, and provide suggested language to send.  In this instance especially, we encourage you to edit or add to the language below.  Tell Governor Baker, Senator Forry, and Representative Walsh that you’re a caregiver like them, tell them why you appreciate their fight for family caregivers, and join us in thanking them for all their hard work.

 

Recipients

  • Your Governor
  • State Representative Chris Walsh

Message

Dear [Decision Maker],

I'm writing today to thank you for passing H.3911, the CARE Act.



I hope you will continue to support legislation that recognizes the important role of family caregivers, and supports them as they help those they love. Thank you for everything you have done to pass this important legislation.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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