State Senator Eric Koch Receives AARP Award

(STATEHOUSE) — The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently named State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) as a member of its 2019 class of Capitol Caregivers.

State Senator Eric Koch

The 2019 class of Capitol Caregivers award includes 70 state legislators and three governors from nearly 30 states. This award honors lawmakers for their work on championing legislation that reflects AARP’s mission to protect vulnerable adults and support family caregivers and nurse practitioners.

Sen. Koch received the award for his work on Senate Enrolled Act 380, which he authored during the 2019 legislative session. SEA 380 created the option of using supported decision-making agreements instead of guardianships for adults who need support and accommodations in making, communicating and effectuating decisions.

“I’m honored to be named one of AARP’s Capitol Caregivers for 2019,” Sen. Koch said. “I will continue to advocate for the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable Hoosiers.”

For more information on AARP’s Capitol Caregivers award, click here.

Sen. Koch, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, serves Senate District 44, which includes all or parts of Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Lawrence and Monroe counties.