Sen. Kissel Receives Capitol Caregiver Award from AARP-CT

April 26, 2018
Senator Kissel Capitol Caregiver Award

AARP-CT volunteers (from Left to Right – Back) John Coates and Bill Biro, (From Left to Right – Front) Barbara Munck, Stacy Stableford, Jim O’Brien and Margaret Bain, presented Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) with a Capitol Caregiver Award at the state capitol on Wednesday, April 25th.

HARTFORD, Conn. – State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) received a prestigious Capitol Caregiver Award from the American Association of Retired Persons – Connecticut (AARP-CT) on Wednesday, April 25 at the state capitol in Hartford.

“AARP Connecticut thanks and congratulates Senator Kissel for his continued advocacy to protect services that help Connecticut’s 459,000 unpaid family caregivers. Senator Kissel was a key champion on reforming conservatorship laws to better protect vulnerable adults and provide additional support to family caregivers, who are appointed by the probate courts, to manage the health and finance of their loved ones and deter potential misconduct through the use of random audits,” said AARP-CT Advocacy and Outreach Director, John Erlingheuser.

Sen. Kissel has previously received Legislative Achievement Awards from AARP for his efforts to protect seniors in 2012, 2015 and 2016.

“It is an honor to receive the Capitol Caregiver Award from AARP-CT this year,” said Sen. Kissel. “AARP-CT does a great job advocating for our seniors, their families and caregivers and I want to applaud the work they do in Hartford. I will continue to work to protect our aging population and the dedicated caregivers who take care of them – I want to thank AARP-CT for recognizing my work.”