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DSAAPD Staff Member, Carol Barnett, Recognized for her Role as Caregiver

Photo of Carol Barnett, recipient of AARP's Portrait of CareAward

Carol Barnett, Planner, Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (left);
John Welsh, AARP Executive Council Member (center);
Rita Landgraf, Secretary, Delaware Health and Social Services (right)

Carol Barnett, a Planner with the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Disabilities (DSAAPD), is a dedicated advocate for older people, people with disabilities, and caregivers. She is also a caregiver herself. Carol is the primary caregiver for her brother, Steve, who has cerebral palsy.

On December 3, 2015 at a Delaware Health Care Commission meeting, AARP honored Carol and presented her with a "Portrait of Care," a hand-painted portrait of Carol and Steve together. AARP selected one caregiver from each state, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for this recognition through its I Heart Caregivers storytelling initiative.

To read more about Carol's experience as a caregiver and the Portrait of Care award, please visit the AARP website.

Congratulations, Carol, on this well-deserved recognition!