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Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸

On Tuesday, we celebrate America’s Independence Day. Two hundred and forty one years ago a group of colonies dared to believe in the idea of self-determination, changing the course of history, and setting an example for modern democracy throughout the world. Let us not forget the patriots who sacrificed their lives for liberty.

Governor Proclaims November Arizona Family Caregiver Month, Fearless Caregiver Event Shows Us Why

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 08, 2014

Area Agency on Aging, Region One and Today’s Caregiver magazine, (, are honored that Governor Janice K. Brewer has proclaimed November as Arizona Family Caregiver Month. In true commitment to the support of caregivers within the region a special daylong training for family and professional caregivers called The Fearless Caregiver Conference will be held on November 12th in Phoenix at the Church of the Beatitudes.

This event is presented by The Area Agency on Aging, Region One and Today’s Caregiver magazine ( ) since 1995, the nation’s leading support, training and educational organization for family and professional caregivers. The November 12th Phoenix Fearless Caregiver Conference at the Church of The Beatitudes will be the 141st Fearless Caregiver Conference seminar, expo and lunch held around the nation. The event is offered at no-charge for local family caregivers who register online at or who call 877-829-2734.

Family caregivers can register for the limited number of complimentary caregiver tickets still available for the full-day seminar, exhibitions and luncheon sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Arizona Respite Coalition, Division of Aging and Adult Services and Today’s Caregiver Magazine.

Arizona State Legislative Members, Representatives Kate Brophy McGee and Representative Heather Carter will receive the Community Fearless Caregiver Awards during this daylong conference. “Representative Brophy McGee and Representative Carter are recognized for their tireless commitment to supporting Arizona family caregivers is a model that should be recognized and celebrated and hopefully replicated by other state leaders around the nation,” said Gary Barg, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine and host of the Fearless Caregiver Conference.

The Phoenix Fearless Caregiver Conference is dedicated to assisting family and professional caregivers who are seeking to speak directly with aging and disability experts, caregiver advocates, insurance advisors, Social Security specialists, elder law professionals, homecare and facility coordinators and support organizations.

Fearless Caregiver Tour History: More than 60,000 caregivers have attended a Fearless Caregiver Conferences since Today’s Caregiver magazine started this tour. “We are excited about returning to Phoenix,” said Gary Barg, host of the Fearless Caregiver Conferences and editor-in-chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine. Upcoming cities include New Haven, Connecticut on November 6th, Miami, on December 3rd and The Villages, Florida on December 11th.

Fearless Caregiver Conference participants will learn:

• What support is available for Arizona’s family caregivers

• How caregivers can access financial support

• How to partner with their family members

• How to ask questions of healthcare leaders in the area

• How to get a loved one to stop driving

• They are not alone

Who Should Attend?

• Grandparent caregivers

• Kinship caregivers

• Children of aging parents

• Parents caring for children

• Spousal caregivers

• Long-distance caregivers

• Pastoral caregivers

• Volunteer caregivers

• Professional caregivers

• And anyone else seeking hands-on caregiving advice

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Call (800) 829-2734 for information and to reserve your space.
Registration includes lunch: Limited free registrations are available for family caregivers online at or by calling 877-829-2734. The Church of the Beatitudes is located at 555 W Glendale Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona

Established in 1995, Caregiver Media Group,, has become the recognized media authority on caregiving through Today’s Caregiver magazine,, the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, the award winning book – The Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One and Still Have a Life of Your Own, as well as Caregiver Media Group’s award winning content and custom publications.

Today’s Caregiver magazine contains cover interviews with celebrity caregivers, articles on caregiving issues and vital resources for all caregivers. Cover interviews have included Rosalynn Carter, Rob Lowe, Clay Walker, Elizabeth Dole, Debbie Reynolds, Della Reese, Nancy Snyderman, and Clay Aiken. The digital version of the magazine is available free of charge at

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recognizes Heather Carter


Earlier today I was honored to receive the 2014 National Distinguished Advocacy Award from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The Distinguished Advocacy Award is the highest advocacy honor given to state and federal lawmakers who are leaders in the fight against cancer. My oral chemotherapy parity bill and other important healthcare legislation over the past four years were the basis for the award.

The oral chemotherapy parity bill I introduced last session, which received bipartisan support and was signed into law by Governor Brewer, was the particular piece of legislation ACS CAN highlighted. Beginning January 1, 2016, insurance companies will not be allowed to charge different amounts for patients who chose oral treatment in place of injections or intravenous treatments.

I am truly humbled to be recognized by the ACS CAN. And I owe my colleagues and Governor Brewer a huge thank you for doing the right thing to stand up and represent all cancer patients. Oral chemotherapy parity will give patients more access, more affordability, and more choice in their treatments as they face the battle of their lives.

Congratulations to State Representative Matt Lori (R-MI), U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Spencer Bachus (R-AL) for also being recognized for their efforts to help cancer patients, survivors, and their families.


Rep. Heather Carter

Arizona Tech Council, Commerce Authority name top legislators for tech

The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have honored 12 of the top legislators who embrace technology and help strengthen the industry in the state.

“These distinguished state leaders understand the importance of technology to the future of Arizona,” said Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, in a statement. “We applaud each of them for their willingness to work tirelessly to strengthen policies that create jobs and educate our technology workforce.”
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Honoring Dr. King

Here in District 15, we take our liberties and rights seriously.  I am reminded today, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, that it is my duty and honor to represent you and work to defend the protections given to us by our forefathers.  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, enjoys the inauguration coverage, and takes time to reflect on the wonderful bounty we have here in Arizona.

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