The names of the first 10 Medicare drugs whose prices the federal government will negotiate directly with manufacturers were released Aug. 29. Popular but pricey blood thinners, diabetes medications, cancer treatments make historic list.
En Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands met with members of the Culture, Aging, Sports, Parks, and Youth Committee of the 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands and other aging advocates yesterday, September 7, 2023, to discuss recommendations presented by AARP-VI to combat elder abuse and specifically to strengthen the anti-elder abuse law, 34 V.I.C., Act No. 8318, Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Prevention Act of 2020. This meeting is one subsequent to a first in March 2023, composed of a working group that included US Virgin Islands government agencies, the private sector, and the community at large.
Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands is collaborating with AARP Puerto Rico to offer a series of fraud prevention awareness virtual sessions to educate residents in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on how to protect themselves and their loved ones from fraud and scams after a disaster, during the holiday season, and to recognize financial exploitation of elders.
English| AARP en las Islas Vírgenes encargó una canción con artistas locales y música Soca y Quelbe. La canción titulada "AARP Makes Me Happy" es una infusión de voces reconocidas localmente como Eldrige "Edgy" Christian, Nikki Brooks y Delyno Brown, también conocido como Pressure Busspipe, los sonidos del renombrado flautista y embajador musical VI Stanley A. Jacobs, Ph. .D. de los Ten Sleepless Knights, y coros de Aquila Jackson. La canción fue escrita y compuesta por Luis Ible, Jr. y producida por Malvern Gumbs. La letra describe el trabajo de AARP en comunidades de todo el país, combinando los ritmos y sonidos de la música Quelbe y Soca.
English | AARP observa con orgullo el Mes del Orgullo y se une a los miembros LGBTQ+, los no miembros, sus familias y aliados, como PFLAG St. Thomas y St. Croix Pride, para organizar eventos que celebran el mes.
En Español | AARP proudly observes Pride Month and stands with LGBTQ+ members, non-members, their families, and allies, such as PFLAG St. Thomas and St. Croix Pride, to host events celebrating Pride Month.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. in February signed a bill to help boost the U.S. Virgin Islands’ agricultural sector — a measure supported by AARP. The bill devotes $2.2 million for the adoption of various portions of the Virgin Islands Agricultural Plan, which was unveiled in 2022 and is aimed at strengthening sustainable, community-based local food and farming businesses.
In the early 1900s, the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, now called "Black Wall Street," was a vibrant and prosperous community. Despite the challenges and racial injustices they faced, residents of this community built a thriving neighborhood filled with successful Black-owned businesses, attorneys, doctors, and real estate agents. Their achievements were nothing short of remarkable and served as a beacon of hope for Black Americans nationwide.