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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I Heart Caregivers – Portraits of Care

Posted on 11/30/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

November 2015  AARP honors local family caregiver, Luz Rivera from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands “They have been awesome parents throughout my life, and it’s an honor and privilege to be there for them—the best daughter I can be.” Luz age 47, retired early from UPS and moved back to the U.S. Virgin Islands to care for her parents, Terecita and Angel. They both had strokes, which affected their mobility and memory and require around-the-clock care. After hurting her back when …

Family Caregivers are NOT Alone in the VI

Posted on 11/13/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Many of us know that caregiving is a challenging task that can be physically tedious, emotionally draining, and unbelievably exasperating. Those in the know would agree it can be one of the most difficult things one can do during their lifetime. But how many of us can relate to the degree of frustration and exhaustion that would cause a caregiver to even toy with the idea of abandoning a loved one, despite the legal and moral consequences? Caregiving for loved …

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, …