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 …

Vigilancia de Fraude – Es asunto de todos

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

Español English AARP Islas Vírgenes siente que nadie debe ser víctima de un fraude o estafa. Pero para asegurarse de que las personas adecuadas son conscientes de lo que está pasando en nuestra comunidad, necesitamos la asistencia, los ojos y los oídos de todos los miembros de la AARP. Si usted recibe una llamada inusual, por ejemplo, donde la persona que llama le pide que les pague de inmediato dinero por teléfono o enfrenta algún tipo inusual de riesgo; la Red …

WAPA Management Seeks OK from Board on Plan to Reduce LEAC

Posted on 01/14/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

At an emergency meeting with its Board of Directors, VI Water and Power Authority (WAPA) Executive Director Hugo Hodge, introduced a plan to take advantage of the dropping cost of propane and other fuels. The plan requested permission to re-institute its former “Hedge Program” with a few modifications. Hodge justified the request saying that “Taking advantage in the drop of propane prices will give ratepayers significant cost savings.” Traditional hedge programs allow a utility to take advantage of price drops …

Fraud Watch: Protect Yourself From Scams

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AARP is encouraging Virgin Islanders to protect themselves from scams by joining the AARP Fraud Watch Network. The online resource offers insights on how con artists think and helps people figure out what to do if they have been victimized. According to the FBI, scammers often target older people because they are more likely to have nest eggs to exploit, tend to listen politely, may be ashamed to report they have been duped and may have cognitive disabilities that make …