VI Residents Ready for the General Election

Posted on 08/8/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Events | Virgin Islands VI residents are participating in training sessions aimed at readying them for the new challenges that will await them at the polls this year.  Along with a long list of candidates to select from, voters will also face both new equipment and a new method for voting. Realizing how daunting this new challenge may be for older voters, AARP-VI has been conducting voting machine demonstrations in conjunction with the VI Board of Elections to help familiarize voters with the changes …

Jubilados en St. Thomas abogan por devolución de contribución de retiro retenidos inapropiadamente

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Español English Jubilados del Gobierno de las Islas Vírgenes, también conocidos en la isla de St. Thomas como GRUFF – Government Retirees United for Fairness o Jubilados del Gobierno Unidos para la Equidad, vio a su labor dar fruto el 17 de marzo del 2014 cuando el gobernador John DeJongh firmó el proyecto de ley 7585 a ley. Los jubilados se habían organizado a finales del 2013 para desarrollar una estrategia para abogar por el regreso de un aporte jubilatorio retenido …

Virgin Islanders Want to Know

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Events | Virgin Islands This election season, Virgin Islanders have an exciting new, election option which they have never had before. This year voters can ask questions directly aimed at a particular candidate or group of candidates running for a particular office, via social media with AARP VI’s new VIW2K or Virgin Islanders Want to Know campaign. AARP VI notified all candidates whose address was on file with the Board of Elections that the social media project would be underway during the election season …

AARP Virgin Islands Partners with VI SHIP on Medicare Training Program

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Virgin Islands | Volunteering St. Croix Virgin Islands seniors on Medicare will soon have a volunteer body of trained Medicare/Medicaid counselors to help them navigate the ever-growing maze of Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance options and issues. St. Croix Volunteers began classes under the tutelage of the Virgin Islands State Health Insurance Program (VISHIP). The new Counselors began their training in late May and completed their intensive training program in late June. When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law on July 30, …

St. Croix Hospital Re-Establishes Patient-Family Council

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Virgin Islands   AARP VI State Director, Denyce E. Singleton, joined twenty (20) St. Croix community members and Dr. Kendall Griffith, Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Juan F. Luis Hospital, to serve as a Patient-Family Council (PFC) Ambassador for the hospital’s newly re-established volunteer group focusing on improvement to all hospital programs and services. The Council’s goal, according to Dr. Griffith is to serve as a positive catalyst between the hospital’s patients, their family and the community by ensuring that the …

SENIORS VOTED AND SENT PENSION BILL TO COMMITTEE OF JURISDICTION

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

Virgin Islands | Volunteering 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; …