Financial Health Workshops

— Virgin Islanders, bring a friend and come learn how to invest in yourself today by focusing on your finances tomorrow. Join us for our monthly interactive FREE Financial Health Workshops to help you achieve long-term financial health. The second workshop begins on St. Croix on Saturday, April 6th at 9:00 am at the AARP VI State Office on St. Croix and the second on St. Thomas will be held on Saturday, April 13th at Emerald Beach Resort also at 9 …

— Eating and entertainment are the focus of the Virgin Islands Agriculture and Food Fair, which runs from Saturday, Feb. 16, through Monday, Feb. 18. In its 48th year, the event—held at the fairgrounds, Estate Lower Love, St. Croix—showcases Caribbean agricultural products and crafts, rides, music and culture. AARP Virgin Islands will be there, discussing local issues, programs, services and volunteer opportunities. The fair, which draws thousands of people from the Caribbean, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. …

AARP Foundation grants funds to non profit organizations from Hurricane Relief Fund

— AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation Vice-President Aiyshen Padilla, and AARP Regional Vice-President Kelly Clark visited St. Croix, Virgin Islands on May 10, 2018 to meet with non-profit organizations across The Virgin Islands which have received grants from The Hurricanes Irma and Maria Relief Fund of AARP Foundation.  These grants were made to nonprofits throughout The Virgin Islands participating in hurricane relief efforts. On September 2017, AARP and AARP Foundation created a relief …

—   AARP Virgin Islands announces the launch of AARP Movies for Grownups in the Virgin Islands and invites AARP Members to a Free screening of The Hitman’s Bodyguard.  The screenings will be held on Friday, August 18th on St. Thomas/St. John and on Saturday, August 19th on St. Croix at 2:00 p.m. at the Caribbean Cinemas in Donoe and Diamond respectively.    All AARP Members are invited to participate and must present their AARP card for entry.  Registration is Free, …

— If it’s February, it must be time for the Agricultural and Food Fair in St. Croix. AARP Virgin Islands will be at the Ag Fair Grounds, Feb. 18-20, enjoying the festivities and talking to people about what AARP does to advocate for Virgin Islanders 50-plus. The annual fair features livestock demonstrations, a petting zoo, entertainment and rides, as well as vendors selling books, jewelry, crafts, clothing, and such local favorites as Vienna cake, fried cauliflower, roast pork, johnnycakes and kalalloo …

— 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 …

AARP Shred Fest VI 2016

— “The consumer has more power than they think,” stated Devin Carrington, the Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) at a recent Town Hall meeting on St. Thomas, “Too often we depend on the government to do everything, but we, as consumers need to work in solidarity and not allow businesses to provide us with products or services that are not up to standard.” The same holds true for taking action to protect ourselves from …

— The flu can keep you in bed for days, and for the elderly, very young children and people with low immunity, it can be a killer. That’s why AARP is working with the Virgin Islands Department of Health and other agencies to hold daylong immunization fairs. The events offer free flu shots and shingles vaccinations for senior citizens, grandparents raising grandchildren, and others at risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between 80 percent and 90 percent …

Wounded Warriors St. John Nov 9 2013

— Since 2004 AARP Chapter 4777 members from the islands of St. John have been partnering with the American Legion Post 131, and various VI business and civic organizations to demonstrate their appreciation to disabled military veterans in a big way. Disabled veterans and their families are treated to an all expense paid week-long stay at on the island of St. John and all the water sports activities they handle. Many of the vets suffer from traumatic stress disorders, traumatic brain …

— Español When AARP launched its Real Pads earlier this year its designers envisioned the tablet to be something that would appeal to seniors because they would find it easy to understand, easy to use and enjoyable. Ironically, seniors are not the only group who finds those technical characteristics to be very important when selecting a tablet. The Rotary Club of St. Thomas Sunrise sought to partner with AARP VI because they were seeking just those technical specifications. The Rotary Club …