AARP Virgin Islands

Noemi Garcia

Biography:

Noemi Garcia is the Associate State Directors of Communications in the AARP Virgin Islands State Office. She is also the Staff Lead of Communications/Community Outreach and Diversity.

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Residents have a Role to Play In VI Health Planning

Posted on 04/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ngarcia/" title="Posts by Noemi Garcia" rel="author">Noemi Garcia</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

If you visited the AARP Virgin Islands booth at the Agricultural Fair in February, you were given information about the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the survey that is being done in the territory.  The BRFSS is a project within the VI Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program which is tasked with compiling health studies on various topics. The studies are completed using data received from Virgin Islands residents. The studies are very important to the territory …

The VI Fights Fraud – Shreds Instead

Posted on 04/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ngarcia/" title="Posts by Noemi Garcia" rel="author">Noemi Garcia</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

“The consumer has more power than they think,” stated Devin Carrington, the Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) at a recent Town Hall meeting on St. Thomas, “Too often we depend on the government to do everything, but we, as consumers need to work in solidarity and not allow businesses to provide us with products or services that are not up to standard.” The same holds true for taking action to protect ourselves from …

El Proyecto de Ley CARE se convierte en ley en las Islas Vírgenes

Posted on 04/7/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ngarcia/" title="Posts by Noemi Garcia" rel="author">Noemi Garcia</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

English En un movimiento sorpresa, el Gobernador de las Islas Vírgenes Kenneth E. Mapp vetó el proyecto de ley de Cuidado o en ingles CARE (proyecto de ley Nº 31-0237) a finales de marzo citando numerosas preocupaciones como justificación para su veto. La oficina de AARP Islas Virgenes recibió la notificación del veto, el sábado 26 de marzo durante el fin de semana de días feriados y comemoraciones de Pascua. En respuesta al veto, Denyce Singleton, Directora Estatal de AARP …

The CARE Act Becomes Law in the Virgin Islands

Posted on 04/5/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ngarcia/" title="Posts by Noemi Garcia" rel="author">Noemi Garcia</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

En Español In a surprise move, Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp vetoed the Caregiving Bill (Bill Number 31-0237) late in March citing numerous concerns as justification for his veto. The AARP VI office received notification of the veto on Saturday, March 26 in the middle of the Easter Holiday weekend. In response to the veto, Denyce Singleton, the AARP VI State Director, forwarded a letter to the Senate President the following Monday. The letter addressed each of the Governor’s …

Bereavement: The Death of a Loved One

Posted on 03/30/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ngarcia/" title="Posts by Noemi Garcia" rel="author">Noemi Garcia</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

Tracy Sanders, RN, MN, CNS Continuum Care, Inc. The death of a loved one can be devastating. Some of the feelings that can arise from losing someone, and where you can go for help and support. Bereavement affects people in different ways. There’s no right or wrong way to feel. You might feel a lot of emotions at once, or feel you’re having a good day, then you wake up and feel worse again. Powerful feelings can come unexpectedly. It’s like …

Continuum Care, Inc. – The Educated Caregiver

Posted on 03/30/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ngarcia/" title="Posts by Noemi Garcia" rel="author">Noemi Garcia</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

Tracy Sanders, RN, MN, CNS President Hiring a Private Caregiver. Most family caregivers reach a point when they realize they need help at home. Signs include recognizing that your loved one requires constant supervision and/or assistance with everyday activities, such as bathing and dressing. Caregivers also find that certain housekeeping routines and regular errands are accomplished with great difficulty or are left undone. Assess Your Needs. It is best to start by assessing both your needs as a caregiver and …

FUN WITH A PURPOSE

Posted on 03/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ngarcia/" title="Posts by Noemi Garcia" rel="author">Noemi Garcia</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

What started out in the Virgin Islands as a handful of AARP members interested in getting some sexy exercise has grown to over a couple dozen men and women who anxiously anticipate their Zumba Gold classes. Zumba is a dance type exercise that provides great physical movement and at the same time is fun to do. So much so have the founders of this exercise program understood the need to cater to so many, that they have created a lower …

Cuidadores de Familia NO están solos en las Islas Vírgenes

Posted on 03/16/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ngarcia/" title="Posts by Noemi Garcia" rel="author">Noemi Garcia</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

English Muchos de nosotros sabemos que el cuidado es una tarea difícil que puede ser físicamente tediosa, emocionalmente agotadora, e increíblemente exasperante. Los que saben estarían de acuerdo en que puede ser una de las cosas más difíciles que uno puede hacer durante su vida. Pero, ¿cuántos de nosotros podemos relacionarnos con el grado de frustración y agotamiento que le causaría a un cuidador siquiera jugar con la idea de abandonar a un ser querido, a pesar de las consecuencias …

Islas Vírgenes aprueba el Proyecto de Ley de Cuidado

Posted on 03/9/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ngarcia/" title="Posts by Noemi Garcia" rel="author">Noemi Garcia</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

English Después de casi un año de la interacción con el senador de primera vez Kurt Vialet, el proyecto de ley de las Islas Vírgenes CARE, Aconsejar, Señalar y Posibilitar a los Cuidadores, fue aprobada por unanimidad por la Comisión Plenaria y se dirigió al gobernador para su firma a ley. Durante la audiencia, 14 de los 15 senadores presentes para la discusión final del proyecto de ley, hablaron fuertemente a favor de la nueva ley que pretende incorporar los …

Gobernador habla con la Cámara de Comercio de Santa Cruz

Posted on 03/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ngarcia/" title="Posts by Noemi Garcia" rel="author">Noemi Garcia</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

English El gobernador Kenneth E. Mapp se reunió con la Cámara de Comercio de Santa Cruz el jueves 11 de febrero para proveer las últimas noticias a los propietarios de negocios y personas interesadas sobre su visión, sobre logros en Santa Cruz, y para realzar algunos proyectos propuestos en Christiansted y Frederiksted. Se trataron los siguientes temas: Una continúa reducción de los costes energéticos. Nuevos mercados turísticos para Santa Cruz a través de una colaboración con Carl Holtz, un ejecutivo …