Technology Made Easy

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Keeping in touch nowadays increasingly requires the use of a computer, and as AARP is proving, it doesn’t have to be complicated. AARP Virgin Islands recently worked with Rotary Club of St. Thomas-Sunrise to provide AARP RealPad tablets to students with special needs at SeaView Adolescent Center on St. Thomas. Wi-Fi enabled and preloaded with apps, the RealPad is designed to be easy to use for anyone new to computer technology. AARP also plans to work with the V.I. Department …

VI High School Students Help Seniors Become Digitally Literate

Posted on 02/27/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Community | Home & Family | Local Resources AARP Virgin Islands is generally known for multi-tasking and our recently launched AARP VI Digital Coach Program is no exception. This new program comes under AARP national’s broader program entitled Mentor Up. AARP VI Digital Coach Program, developed as a senior digital learning experience in the Virgin Islands, was launched earlier this year at the St. Croix Agricultural and Food Fair. Seniors who participated in Ag Fair were able to talk directly to the student teachers and 56 seniors immediately …

Retirees Bring Forth Solution to Health Insurance Quagmire

Posted on 02/27/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing Retirees from the St. Croix Government Retirees, Inc. (SCGR), which includes AARP members on St. Croix, are diligently working to support Senator Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly’s Bill Number 31-0016 which will resolve a long-standing political and funding issue related to the VI Government’s negotiations to purchase employee and retiree health insurance coverage. The Government Employees Service Commission (GESC) traditionally works with insurance companies to develop a health plan at a cost the government can afford. The process of approving the plan has …

St. Croix, Virgin Islands Resident Graduates from AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Community | Press Washington, DC – On February 20, 2015, Vera M. Falu of St. Croix, Virgin Islands participated in the graduation ceremony for the AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI. She was joined by 32 other exceptional volunteers from all across the country. Richard Harwood, founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, was a guest speaker. VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to …

VI Ratepayers will Realize Significant Savings Soon

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Home & Family | Money & Work The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) is making tremendous headway toward reducing the skyrocketing cost of utilities throughout the Virgin Islands. Over the last six months the utility opened two massive solar-panel farms and retrofitted several of its electrical generators so that it could take advantage of cheaper alternative fuels including liquid propane (LP) and liquid natural gas (LPG). In mid-January the utility’s Chief Executive Officer also sought authorization from his Board to re-establish the authority’s long-defunct fuel …

Real Pads no son sólo para la tercera edad

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Español English Cuando AARP lanzó sus Real Pads a principios de este año sus diseñadores imaginaron la tableta ser algo que atrae a las personas mayores, ya que les resultaría fácil de entender, fácil de usar y agradable. Irónicamente, las personas mayores no son el único grupo que encuentra esas características técnicas ser muy importante cuando se selecciona una tableta. El Club Rotario de St. Thomas, Rotary Club St. Thomas Sunrise, buscó asociarse con AARP VI porque ellos buscaban precisamente estas …