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 …

St. Thomas Retirees Advocate for Return of Inappropriately Withheld Retirement Contribution

Posted on 05/9/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work | Virgin Islands Español Government of the Virgin Islands retirees, also known on the island of St. Thomas as Government Retirees United for Fairness (GRUFF) saw their advocacy work pay off on March 17, 2014 when Governor John DeJongh signed Act 7585 into law. The retirees had organized themselves late in 2013 to develop a strategy to advocate for the return of a retirement contribution incorrectly withheld from a retroactive salary payment. In February 2014 the St. Thomas based group hired an attorney …

Sharing Health Data Can Help in Emergency

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Virgin Islands Whether you live in the Virgin Islands or just vacation there, sharing information with doctors in the territory just got easier. The Virgin Islands has launched its health information exchange ahead of schedule. The secure electronic network allows doctors, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other providers to share information if they have the patient’s consent. Sharing records electronically can avert duplicate testing and could save time in an emergency. AARP helped plan the program, which may prove especially useful to Virgin …