AARP Virgin Islands

Noemi Garcia


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

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AARP Chapter 4777 Supports Combat Wounded Veterans

Posted on 10/2/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Since 2004 AARP Chapter 4777 members from the islands of St. John have been partnering with the American Legion Post 131, and various VI business and civic organizations to demonstrate their appreciation to disabled military veterans in a big way. Disabled veterans and their families are treated to an all expense paid week-long stay at on the island of St. John and all the water sports activities they handle. Many of the vets suffer from traumatic stress disorders, traumatic brain …


Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Newly elected Chairman of the VI Government Employees Service Commission, (GESC), Beverly Joseph, advises government employees and retirees that “sickness comes at any hour and it makes no sense to put off essential medical services that could prevent serious illness or even death.” “In our 20’s, we tend to think that we are invincible, but it is only as we hit our 40-50’s that we begin to get concerned about preserving the health status we’ve come to enjoy. Unfortunately, in …

Estudiantes de escuela secundaria de las Islas Vírgenes ayudan a personas mayores de edad a usar la nueva tecnología

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

English AARP Islas Vírgenes en general constantemente trabaja en multitudes de programas a la vez y nuestro programa de entrenamiento que se lanzó recientemente “AARP Islas Vírgenes Entrenador Digital” no es una excepción. Este nuevo programa está bajo el programa más amplio de AARP nacional titulado Mentor Up. El programa AARP Islas Vírgenes Entrenador Digital, desarrollado como una experiencia de aprendizaje digital para personas mayores en las Islas Vírgenes, se puso en marcha a principios de este año en la …

Ongoing Health Insurance Contract Status Becomes Public

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

VI Government employees and retirees can breathe a little easier now, thanks to Senator Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly’s commitment to fulfilling a promise she made to the St. Croix Government Retirees, Inc. Bill 31-0016, an Act to require simultaneous submissions of a copy of the government’s proposed health insurance contract be sent to the Governor and the Legislature upon completion of the GESC’s negotiations, streamlines the process to obtain adequate funding and keeps the public aware of the contract’s status. The Bill, …

VI High School Students Help Seniors Become Digitally Literate

Posted on 02/27/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Español AARP Virgin Islands is generally known for multi-tasking and our recently launched AARP VI Digital Coach Program is no exception. This new program comes under AARP national’s broader program entitled Mentor Up. AARP VI Digital Coach Program, developed as a senior digital learning experience in the Virgin Islands, was launched earlier this year at the St. Croix Agricultural and Food Fair. Seniors who participated in Ag Fair were able to talk directly to the student teachers and 56 seniors …

Retirees Bring Forth Solution to Health Insurance Quagmire

Posted on 02/27/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Retirees from the St. Croix Government Retirees, Inc. (SCGR), which includes AARP members on St. Croix, are diligently working to support Senator Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly’s Bill Number 31-0016 which will resolve a long-standing political and funding issue related to the VI Government’s negotiations to purchase employee and retiree health insurance coverage. The Government Employees Service Commission (GESC) traditionally works with insurance companies to develop a health plan at a cost the government can afford. The process of approving the plan has …