AARP Virgin Islands

Ginny Dargan

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Virginia "Ginny" Dargan,
Associate State Director - Advocacy
AARP Virgin Islands

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

Posted on 04/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/vdargan/" title="Posts by Ginny Dargan" rel="author">Ginny Dargan</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

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. …

Facts on Easy Ways to Pay Your Innovative Bill

Posted on 11/25/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/vdargan/" title="Posts by Ginny Dargan" rel="author">Ginny Dargan</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

Did You Know Facts   Check out how easy it is to pay your bill!

AARP TELEPHONE SURVEY IDENTIFIES

Posted on 09/5/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/vdargan/" title="Posts by Ginny Dargan" rel="author">Ginny Dargan</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

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

Posted on 09/5/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/vdargan/" title="Posts by Ginny Dargan" rel="author">Ginny Dargan</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

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.

Posted on 08/22/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/vdargan/" title="Posts by Ginny Dargan" rel="author">Ginny Dargan</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

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

Posted on 06/12/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/vdargan/" title="Posts by Ginny Dargan" rel="author">Ginny Dargan</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

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

Posted on 05/16/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/vdargan/" title="Posts by Ginny Dargan" rel="author">Ginny Dargan</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

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!

Posted on 03/18/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/vdargan/" title="Posts by Ginny Dargan" rel="author">Ginny Dargan</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

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 …

What Do Volunteers Bring to AARP VI . . . A LOT!

Posted on 03/17/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/vdargan/" title="Posts by Ginny Dargan" rel="author">Ginny Dargan</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

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 …

Ways Seniors Can Survive the VI’s Financial Storm

Posted on 01/31/2014 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/vdargan/" title="Posts by Ginny Dargan" rel="author">Ginny Dargan</a> | AARP Virgin Islands |

Monday, January 27th Governor John P. deJongh delivered his final State of the Territory Address to the 30th Legislature and the people of the Virgin Islands. He provided his listeners with a snapshot of his administration’s accomplishments and shortfalls and described the many challenges facing Virgin Islanders in the very near future.  It was no surprise that the Governor’s remarks were solemn and focused primarily on the economy. Our local newspapers prepared us for some of what the Governor would …