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The Virgin Islands Celebrates Older Americans Month

Seniors arrive at Adrian Senior Center with assistance of Program Manager and driver Dean Thomas.
Seniors arrive at Adrian Senior Center with assistance of program manager and driver Dean Thomas.

AARP in The Virgin Islands, First Lady Yolanda Bryan, Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights, the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, the VI Lottery Office and the VI Council on the Arts-DPNR have joined forces to celebrate Older Americans Month with an “Ole’ Time Serenade.”

On Saturday, May 14, on St. Croix; Saturday, May 21, on St. Thomas; and Sunday, May 22, on St. John, Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights will visit the senior homes throughout the territory to bring music and entertainment to the residents. The organizations and agencies worked together to make the events possible.

AARP in the Virgin Islands traditionally celebrates Older Americans Month every year in the V.I. It recognizes and honors seniors and their contributions during this time.

This year’s Older Americans Month celebration’s theme, “Age My Way,” is a reminder that older adults remain in and continue to be involved in the communities and the Virgin Islands; it reminds all of the importance of connecting and engaging with them to continue building strong communities..

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The coronavirus has significantly affected seniors these past years. Many remained isolated, forced to visit virtually with family. the territory has lost many during the pandemic, and they will remain in memories forever. Those that remain, must be celebrated.

To learn more about events hosted by AARP in The Virgin Islands celebrating Older Americans Month, visit https://aarp.cventevents.com/OleTimeSerenadeOAMSTX51422 or www.aarp.org/vi, Facebook.com/aarpvi or Facebook.com/aarpviespanol for the Spanish Facebook page.

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