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SEPTEMBER 11: AARP NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE

Posted on 09/13/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gwhitaker/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gwhitaker/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

    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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gwhitaker/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2013 CONTACT: Denyce Singleton AARP VI State Director 340-713-2002 dsingleton@aarp.org 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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gwhitaker/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gwhitaker/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gwhitaker/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

  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 …

AARP Virgin Islands

Posted on 02/6/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gwhitaker/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

         AARP Virgin Islands  is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  4093 Diamond Ruby, Ste 6 Christiansted, VI 00820 About AARP Virgin Islands has about 20,000 members in the VI – that’s 20% of the VI population! AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all generations through positive social change.   Mission   AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. We lead …

AG Fair is Major Link for AARP VI

Posted on 01/7/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gwhitaker/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

AARP Virgin Islands is once again making preparations for a major volunteer event! That event is officially known as the St. Croix Agricultural and Food Fair or Ag Fair to most. It is the ultimate good time for both young and old alike.  “Ag Fair,” according to AARP State Director, Denyce Singleton, “Is the event everyone plans to attend. Whether it is to volunteer at the AARP VI booth or to take advantage of the sights and sounds of the …

How can Voters Hold the Legislature Fiscally Accountable?

Posted on 12/7/2012 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gwhitaker/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

Where should the line be drawn on the Legislature funding itself? What are legitimate Legislative expenses?  Unfortunately, there is no system of checks and balances to oversee the Legislature’s financial practices. There is no way to assure that the public’s interest is being served by the expenses created by the Legislature’s budget for itself.   At a time when the Virgin Islands are experiencing unprecedented unemployment and numerous business closures, AARP asks whether appropriating public money to fund things such …

The GERS Struggle to Achieve Solvency Continues

Posted on 12/7/2012 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/gwhitaker/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

Few retirees of the VI Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) were aware of the multitude of changes proposed in Bill 29-0099 submitted to the Legislature for consideration back in August.  However, toady many concerned current employees and retirees are now trying to learn more about what can be done to help the system achieve solvency. GERS is one of the critical components of the Virgin Islands economy. On a monthly basis, GERS pumps $18,734,236 into the economy. Without these annuity …