— AARP East Regional Vice President Kelly A. Clark announces that Troy A. De Chabert-Schuster – a distinguished member of the community, business entrepreneur, and educator in the Virgin Islands for more than 17 years – has been appointed State Director for AARP in the Virgin Islands, effective August 15, 2016. As State Director, De Chabert-Schuster will be responsible for leading and directing the advocacy and community outreach work of AARP and its members in the Virgin Islands.  “With an exceptional …

— 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 …

— Rikki Nelthropp joins the AARP VI Executive Council Margaret “Rikki” Nelthropp is the CEO of the Virgin Islands Medical Institute (VIMI) the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the U.S. Virgin Islands; a role she assumed in July 2011. VIMI is contracted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), and its VIMI’s mission includes three main points. First and foremost it is to improve the quality of healthcare in the U.S. Virgin Islands for Medicare beneficiaries. VIMI also serves as …

—   As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rolls out across the US, the Virgin Islands will also be making significant changes to its health care delivery system as a result of the legislation. Ending months of public speculation, Governor John P. DeJongh announced in July that the VI would expand the VI Medicaid Program instead of participating in a health care insurance exchange. The decision came as a direct result of almost 2 years of in-depth study by his Health …

— Wednesday, June 26th Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress, Donna M. Christensen, (D) VI, attended an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives where Medicare benefit redesign was being discussed. This redesign specifically involved a proposal to combine Medicare Parts A and B.  At the end of the presentations the Delegate requested that the AARP position be submitted into the record. The letter on AARP’s position was a copy of one previously sent to the Ways …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2013 CONTACT: Denyce Singleton AARP VI State Director 340-713-2002 dsingleton@aarp.org Event April 18th on St. Croix Mark AARP and SBA Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month   Highlights effort between SBA and AARP to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older Christiansted, St. Croix, VI – On April 18, 2013, AARP Virgin Islands, is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and will host an “encore entrepreneur” event on St. Croix.  The event will …

—   On Saturday, February 16, 2013  AARP VI staff met with Delegate Donna Christensen at her St. Croix Ag Fair Booth to urge her to oppose cuts to our state’s Social Security COLA and veterans’ benefits that would occur if a measure known as Chained CPI were adopted.  The visit by AARP VI follows weeks of letters, events, advertisements, petitions, a new Chained CPI Calculator, e-mails and phone calls asking Congress not to cut Social Security benefits and to have …