Tag: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

DHS Urges Disabled and Senior Population to Sign Up for Disaster Registry

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) is asking anyone 60 years old or older and people with disabilities who live alone, to sign up for the Elder, Dependent, Adult and Disabled Persons Disaster registry.This registry, authorized under Act 8058, and endorsed by AARP of the U.S. Virgin Islands, helps Emergency Support responders […]

AARP’s Guide To The Virgin Islands National Park

No passport needed for Americans visiting this gorgeous tourist haven on St. John  CRUZ BAY — With idyllic, undeveloped white-sand beaches and sea turtles, eagle rays and schools of multicolored fish parading just a short swim from shore, Virgin Islands National Park (VINP) is a paradise on Earth — specifically on St. John. Billionaire Laurance […]

What Are Representative Payees For Social Security Recipients? Expert Columnist

Thousands of people get monthly Social Security benefits in Puerto Rico and United States Virgin Islands.  Some need help managing their money.  When we receive information that indicates you need help, we will assign a representative payee to manage your benefits for you.  We try to select someone who knows you and wants to help you.  A representative payee receives your monthly […]

How To Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement

Tax season is approaching, and replacing your Benefit Statement for last year has never been easier. The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is a tax form we mail each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits you received from us […]

AARP Partners With V.I. Government To Provide Fitness Park On St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED — AARP in the Virgin Islands has partnered with the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation to help residents stay fit. The local organization recently announced the opening of a sponsored outdoor fitness park at Altona Lagoon in Gallows Bay. “We have always worked to help Americans – especially those 50 and over – […]

Vaccination Gives Us A Path Back To Normalcy, But The Virgin Islands Needs A Plan Based On Evidence: AARP

Dear Editor: After COVID claimed more than 300,000 lives, Americans received word in December that two vaccines had been granted emergency authorization in the United States. Now, as the first Virgin Islanders have begun to receive their vaccinations, questions are emerging about who should get the first doses and how distribution is being managed. At […]

VIPD’s Economic Crime Unit Issues Holiday Season Fraud Alert

FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor wishes to advise the public that the Christmas Season is fast approaching and there are those among us who seek to prey on those in the community whom they consider vulnerable. The VIPD receives numerous calls from victims that have been victimized through phone scams. Some of these […]

Bill To Make Territorial Streets More Navigable Passes Out of Senate Transportation Committee

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — AARP in The Virgin Islands has led the efforts for the passage of Complete Streets Legislation. On Friday, October 2, 2020, during the 33rd Legislatures’ Committee on Housing Transportation, Infrastructure & Telecommunications Hearing, Bill No. 33-0041and Amendment 33-681, which establishes the “Complete Streets Policy” in the construction and repairs designs of roadways […]

Legislative Bill to Amend Commission on Aging Act Approved In Senate: AARP

CHRISTIANSTED — AARP in The Virgin Islands said it has been “advocating for revision and re-establishment of the Commission on Aging.” AARP in The Virgin Islands provided testimony in support of Bill No. 33-0367, an act amending the Virgin Islands Code to change the composition of the Commission on Aging, during a 33rd Legislature of the Virgin Islands committee on […]

AARP Joins Forces With Wish of a Lifetime To Help Make Lifelong Dreams Come True

WASHINGTON — AARP is joining forces with the Colorado-based charity Wish of a Lifetime to help older adults fulfill their lifelong dreams. Since its founding in 2008, Wish of a Lifetime has made over two thousand wishes come true for older residents of all 50 states and D.C. It has now rebranded as “Wish of […]