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; …

AARP Islas Vírgenes continúa presionando para la implementación del Programa de Visitabilidad

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

Español English ¡La espera ha terminado! Propietarios en las Islas Vírgenes ahora pueden participar en el programa que AARP y sus socios de la Coalición de Visitabilidad trabajaron con tanto esfuerzo para hacer disponible. En el 2011, la Coalición de Visitabilidad se emocionó cuando el gobernador John P. De Jongh firmó la Ley de 7320, la Ley de Diseño e Incentivos de las Islas Vírgenes, la cual abrió la puerta para permitir que los hogares pudiesen ser estructuralmente diseñados o reacondicionados …

It’s Not a “Make Believe” Tale

Posted on 05/16/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Virgin Islands | Volunteering 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 …

AARP Islas Vírgenes contribuye al Intercambio de Información de Salud

Posted on 05/15/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Español English Después de cuatro años de cooperación en todo el territorio, el Departamento de Salud de las Islas Vírgenes ha terminado su labor de organización y puesto en marcha una red de intercambio de información de salud – Health Information Exchange (HIE) que permitirá a todos los proveedores de salud en las Islas Vírgenes compartir con rapidez y de forma segura los registros médicos electrónicos. “Hace cuatro años,” declaró Denyce Singleton, directora estatal de AARP Islas Vírgenes, “AARP VI fue …