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.
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.
Español | We’re almost one month into the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has forecasted what could be its seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. AARP-Virgin Islands is working very hard to keep the territory – especially its 50+ community – informed about preparing for the current hurricane season and other disasters.
Español | Though the recent pandemic may have kept us apart, AARP-Virgin Islands’ mission of inclusivity is stronger than ever as we continue to observe Pride Month in the territory. On June 18, you can find us teaming with Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. and St. Croix Pride at the Frederiksted Health Care Pride Health and Wellness Fair. Join us to learn how we will go on to advocate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ+) community in the VI for resources, and of course, to pick up some great AARP goodies. Since 2018, AARP-VI has been involved in celebrations and events planned in conjunction with St. Croix Pride and on June 25, we head to St. Thomas to join Gay Pride VI for highly anticipated Pride Walk.
Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands, alongside their 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant Grantee, VI Trail Alliance and Partners, announce the opening of the Windsor Farm Trails Network, a project to reopen and improve the walking and biking trails at Windsor Farm, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands in collaboration with Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights’ will fill neighborhoods across St. Croix with the traditional Christmas Serenade on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, 2021.
AARP has selected Barbara Walsh to receive the 2021 AARP in The Virgin Islands Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.