AT AARP WE HAVE A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!

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You love your community and you want to give back. Have valuable skills and tons of experience. So what is your next step? Where do you begin looking for a volunteer opportunity that will be a good fit for what you would like to do and your lifestyle? Volunteering is a noble way of providing services to your friends and neighbors. But what exactly do you want to spend your personal time doing for others? One way you can find …

AT AARP WE HAVE A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!

Posted on by AARP Virgin Islands

You love your community and you want to give back. You’ve got valuable skills and tons of experience. So what is your next step? Where do you begin looking for a volunteer opportunity that will make a good fit for what you would like to do and your lifestyle? Volunteering is a noble way of providing services to your friends and neighbors. But what exactly do you want to spend your personal time doing for others? One way you can …

Bipartisan Family Caregiver Tax Credit Introduced in U.S. Congress

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by Nancy A. LeaMond | Imagine for a moment how busy and chaotic everyday life can be: juggling careers, kids, finances, and more. Now imagine also caring for a parent, spouse or child with a disability, maybe even around the clock. Every day about 40 million Americans—myself included—care for our loved ones, so they can live independently at home and in their communities, where they want to be. We drive to appointments, prepare meals, manage medications, and so much more. …

AARP TELEPHONE SURVEY IDENTIFIES

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Changes in the medical arena are having a profound impact on society. The advent of preventative treatments, early diagnosis, and new corrective procedures are allowing people to live much longer than before. However, with longer life, comes an entirely new set of challenges. As people live longer, the need for Caregiving is growing. More so than ever before, Virgin Islanders are finding themselves as caregivers to aging loved ones and as this trend grows, so does the need for new …

USVI Could be Almost Free of Fossil Fuels by the Year 2025

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By Paul Chakroff — August 20, 2014 This is the second in a two-part commentary on energy independence in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Part one, “Storage is a Key Piece to Make Renewable Energy Work in the V.I.,” can be read here.     I applaud WAPA and the VI Energy Office for undertaking (and the US Department of Interior Office of Insular Affairs for funding) a USVI integrated energy resource plan, known as an IRP.   My support is conditioned …

Storage is a Key Piece to Make Renewable Energy Work in the V.I.

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In recent newspaper editorials there have been references to the contribution of energy storage to the energy portfolio of the U.S. Virgin Islands. I support this discussion. Energy storage enables the USVI to become almost entirely independent of fossil fuels by2025. It is important to understand that there are different types and scales of energy storage and we need two major types of energy storage to maximize penetration of non-baseload renewable energy resources – such as wind and solar – …

SENIORS VOTED AND SENT PENSION BILL TO COMMITTEE OF JURISDICTION

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Written by Public Affail Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:55 St. Croix—Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone hosted a Senior Citizens’ Mock Session on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room on St. Croix as part of activities associated with Older Americans’ Month. Virgin Islands seniors debated bill No. 30-2014 – an Act seeking to amend the Virgin Islands Code as it pertains to the Government Employees Retirement System. Seniors representing the 15 Senators on the floor were; …

It’s Not a “Make Believe” Tale

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Once Upon a Time, there was a lovely little village with happy people.  The people were very pleased that they were allowed to elect their chief and also 15 elders for the village. Every day the people went to  work, played and enjoyed their friends and families. They sang and danced at Carnivals.  They made wonderful foods and loved their little village very much.  One day, a  young boy went to the chief and asked him, “how is it that your village …

What Do Volunteers Bring to AARP VI? A LOT!

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Each year, residents of the Virgin Islands come together on the island of St. Croix to present one of the largest displays of agricultural products, livestock, arts, crafts and good food to the Caribbean. As the year’s largest event, the Agricultural and Food Fair (Ag Fair), draws thousands of fairgoers from all four US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the US, and many other island nations down the Caribbean island chain. For more than more than 25 …