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AARP Virgin Islands

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FEB 12, 2024
U.S. Virgin Islands: Find upcoming election dates, registration deadlines and options for voting, such as absentee, early voting or voting with a disability.
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.
DEC 4, 2023
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institution.
NOV 1, 2023
AARP Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation installed six park benches on St. Thomas and St. John in July.
In English | Hoy, 30 de junio de 2023, AARP en las Islas Vírgenes anunció que una organización en el Territorio recibirá la Subvención Community Challenge 2023, parte del grupo más grande de beneficiarios hasta la fecha, con $3.6 millones otorgados entre 310 organizaciones en todo el país. Los beneficiarios implementarán proyectos de acción rápida que ayuden a las comunidades a ser más habitables al mejorar los lugares públicos; transporte; alojamiento; conexiones digitales; diversidad, equidad e inclusión; y más, con énfasis en las necesidades de los adultos mayores de 50 años.
AARP Virgin Islands and the Government Employees’ Retirement System are teaming up to offer financial planning workshops to government employees, retirees and others.
En Español | Today, June 30, 2023, AARP in The Virgin Islands announced one organization in the Territory will receive the 2023 Community Challenge Grant – part of the largest group of grantees to date, with $3.6 million awarded among 310 organizations nationwide. Grantees will implement quick-action projects that help communities become more livable by improving public places; transportation; housing; digital connections; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and more, with an emphasis on the needs of adults age 50 and older.
En Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands commissioned a song featuring local artists and Soca and Quelbe music. The song titled “AARP Makes Me Happy” is an infusion of locally recognized voices such as Eldrige “Edgy” Christian, Nikki Brooks, and Delyno Brown aka Pressure Busspipe, the sounds of the renowned Flautist and VI Music Ambassador Stanley A. Jacobs, Ph.D. of the Ten Sleepless Knights, and backup vocals by Aquila Jackson. The song was written and composed by Luis Ible, Jr. and produced by Malvern Gumbs. The lyrics describe the work of AARP in communities across the nation blending the rhythms and sounds of Quelbe and Soca music.
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.
Virgin Islands is bringing together older adults, caregivers and others for a workshop on ways to detect and prevent elder abuse.
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.
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