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Marsha Blackburn Bill to Improve VA Caregiver Program Heading to President Donald Trump’s Desk to be Signed into Law

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R—Tenn.) and Gary Peters (D—MI) applauded the House passage of their bipartisan bill to improve the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) caregiver program.

The Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for (TEAM) Veteran Caregivers Act, now goes to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation would take a number of steps to strengthen transparency and communication for veterans and caregivers participating in the program.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee State Agency on Aging provides Advice for Caregivers and those living with Dementia during the holidays

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – This year’s holiday season this year may look a little different for all of us. For individuals living with dementia and their caregivers this season may potentially cause additional stress, confusion, or anxiety.

Holiday Considerations for Individuals with Dementia and Caregivers

Holiday Considerations for Individuals with Dementia and Caregivers

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Sesame Workshop Expands Caring for Each Other Initiative to Help Parents and Children During Coronavirus Pandemic

 

Sesame WorkshopNew York – Building on last week’s launch of the Caring for Each Other initiative, Sesame Workshop is rolling out brand new content to help families stay physically and mentally healthy as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Today’s release on SesameStreet.org/caring includes animations on healthy habits, resources providing comfort, and activities that caregivers can use to spark learning in areas like reading, math, science, and more.

Sesame Workshop's new content to include new songs, animated Sesame Street spots, and an ongoing release of resources to help caregivers and young children worldwide navigate their new realities in the coming weeks and months.

Sesame Workshop’s new content to include new songs, animated Sesame Street spots, and an ongoing release of resources to help caregivers and young children worldwide navigate their new realities in the coming weeks and months.

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Gary Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veterans’ Caregiver Program

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for (TEAM) Veteran Caregivers Act to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) caregiver program. The Senators serve together on the Armed Services Committee, and Senator Blackburn serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee.

According to recent reports, caregivers and veterans have been arbitrarily discharged or downgraded from the program, with benefits subsequently revoked or reduced.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – April 1st, 2019

 

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U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Tennessee Tuesday is always my favorite day of the week.

Senator Lamar Alexander and I welcomed another great group of Tennesseans to our nation’s capital for coffee, conversation, and pictures this week.

If you plan to be in the Washington, D.C. area on a Tuesday when the Senate is in session, we would love if you join us for this Tennessee tradition. Constituents attending will have the opportunity to meet and have their picture taken with their senators while enjoying a coffee and pastries. 

Tennessee Tuesday

Tennessee Tuesday

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