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Spot Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation and Join the Fight to Protect Elders From Abuse

Staff Consortium | June 14, 2021

Do you know the signs of Elder Abuse? Seniors and older adults are, on many occasions, the victims of abuse and financial exploitation. In many cases, due to their age and loss of cognitive function, sometimes mobility and isolation, they also see themselves unable to manage or handle their finances properly. They often turn to a person they feel they can trust or confide in to make payments on their bills and purchase food and medicine. When this happens, because they have no choice but to share their financial account information with those individuals who will handle this for them, they are abused and exploited financially. The COVID-19 virus has forced many older adults to remain indoors and increased their chances of isolation. The result has been an increase in the number of adults that are experiencing abuse. The abuser is often a…

Op-Ed | USVI Needs Infrastructure to Increase Physical…

Staff Consortium | May 25, 2021

One of the USVI Department of Health’s initiative is to create a community that is physically active…

Public School Seniors Can Still Have In-Person, Seated…

Ernice Gilbert | May 16, 2021

On Saturday, the V.I. Board of Education issued a press release "strongly" urging the Dept. of Education…

Velinor Op-Ed: Policing Is Not About Rhetoric or Grandstanding,…

Staff Consortium | May 05, 2021

I affirm that “the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice.” I accepted the role of Commissioner…

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Staff Consortium | November 29, 2020

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