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Posted on 09/13/2013 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

A dozen AARP VI volunteers joined AARP VI State Office staff bright and early on Wednesday, September 11th to participate in the 12th recognition of AARP’s National Day of Service. They gathered to work on “Operation Paperback”; a special project that provides reading materials to soldiers overseas. For the past 12 years AARP has diverted from its routine business to conduct a service project in various communities across the United States as a way of demonstrating their support and concern …

Important Date for GERS retirees

Posted on 04/26/2013 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

    We will soon have the opportunity to vote for two individuals to represent their interests on   the Government Employees Service Commission (GESC). The election will be held on May 14 and May 15, 2013.   This Commission is the body that negotiates for both active government employees’ and retirees’ health insurance benefits with some of the country’s major insurance carriers each time the contract comes up for renewal. In 2012, the Virgin Islands Legislature passed a law increasing …

Event April 18th on St. Croix Mark AARP and SBA Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month

Posted on 04/12/2013 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2013 CONTACT: Denyce Singleton AARP VI State Director 340-713-2002 Event April 18th on St. Croix Mark AARP and SBA Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month   Highlights effort between SBA and AARP to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older Christiansted, St. Croix, VI – On April 18, 2013, AARP Virgin Islands, is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and will host an “encore entrepreneur” event on St. Croix.  The event will …

Chained CPI and How It May Affect Women

Posted on 03/8/2013 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

AARP VI wants you to know that some in Washington are pushing a proposal that would reduce the cost-of-living allowance for Social Security, cutting benefits not just for future recipients, but for current ones, as well. It’s called the chained CPI (Consumer Price Index), and it’s a terrible idea – and especially harmful to women, who rely more on Social Security to meet their basic needs. The chained CPI assumes that when the cost of something goes up, consumers will …

EPA Region 2 Administrator Visits the VI

Posted on 02/28/2013 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

New jobs and new revenue streams were all part of the focus of the discussions held on the UVI campus in St. Thomas as Judith Enck, Regional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator took part in a recycling stakeholder meeting in late February.   “Think of it as a commodity and NOT as waste,” stated Judith Enck as she talked about the possibilities that are associated with recycling materials that are routinely thrown away. “There is not only funding streams, but …

AARP VI Volunteers Take Message to Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen

Posted on 02/22/2013 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

  On Saturday, February 16, 2013  AARP VI staff met with Delegate Donna Christensen at her St. Croix Ag Fair Booth to urge her to oppose cuts to our state’s Social Security COLA and veterans’ benefits that would occur if a measure known as Chained CPI were adopted.  The visit by AARP VI follows weeks of letters, events, advertisements, petitions, a new Chained CPI Calculator, e-mails and phone calls asking Congress not to cut Social Security benefits and to have …