AARP Virgin Islands

Ginny Dargan

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

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SENIORS VOTED AND SENT PENSION BILL TO COMMITTEE OF JURISDICTION

Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

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 | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

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 | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

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 | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

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 | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

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 …

Your Vote Could Help Save GERS’ Solvency

Posted on 12/6/2013 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

For over 10 years AARP Virgin Islands, under the leadership of State Director Denyce Singleton, has been advocating that Government Employee Retirement System ( GERS) members, both retirees and current workers, familiarize themselves with the challenges GERS is facing and urge decision makers to take immediate action.               In 2005 AARP partnered with the Advocates for the Preservation of the Retirement System, (APRS) and made some headway with the passage of Act 6794, the Retirement System Reform Act of …