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.
AARP in The Virgin Islands and the 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant Grantee, VI Trail Alliance and Partners, Announce Opening of Windsor Farm Trails Network
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.
AARP in The Virgin Islands Collaborates with Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights’ to Bring Virgin Islanders the “Christmas Serenade”
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 in The Virgin Islands Recognizes Barbara Walsh for Her Dedication and Commitment to Community Service with its Most Prestigious Volunteer Award
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.
Hurricane season is back. AARP Virgin Islands encourages all residents who have disabilities or who are 60 or older and live alone to protect themselves in case of a disaster.
Older residents and people with disabilities may find it difficult to get onto a local beach. But after an advocacy campaign by AARP Virgin Islands, a new law provides ramps or walkways on at least five beaches—two each on St. Croix and St. Thomas, one on St. John —so people with mobility issues can get over the sand to the sea.
AARP in The Virgin Islands (AARP VI) and the Virgin Islands Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VI VOAD), the St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group, the St. Thomas Recovery Team, and the Love City Strong non-profit organizations all collaborated to donate 1,000 emergency preparedness kits to Virgin Islands seniors in need territory wide. This collaborative effort is the beginning of an ongoing project to help seniors prepare for a natural disaster.
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