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StarrySky
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My best friend who's a wonderful lady in her 60s just move to Christiansted. She's new to the island and doesn't know anyone yet. I'm a little concerned about her being alone there. Are there expat social groups or any suggestions for her to meet some nice folks to do fun social activities with?

 

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Topic starter Posted : November 23, 2019 9:34 pm
Scubadoo
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Expats from where, Canada?  No U.S. expats in the VI, no such thing.  There are lots of activities.  Bingo night and trivia night at The Palms would be options.

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Posted : November 24, 2019 12:10 am
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Jumbie
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St Croix, St Thomas, & St John are the US Virgin Islands which is a territory of the United States so ZERO ExPats from U.S.

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Posted : November 24, 2019 11:08 am
jaldeborgh
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Maybe the term ExPat is a little off but the question is a fair one.  Making initial connections can be difficult for some people.  Having a little more info on the individual by the OP would be helpful.

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Posted : November 24, 2019 9:34 pm
islandjoan
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Posted by: @starrysky

My best friend who's a wonderful lady in her 60s just move to Christiansted. She's new to the island and doesn't know anyone yet. I'm a little concerned about her being alone there. Are there expat social groups or any suggestions for her to meet some nice folks to do fun social activities with?

 

There is a group of older ladies who go and "kitten cuddle" at the St Croix Animal Welfare Center. She can contact the shelter and find out when the ladies go. It's so cute to see the photos on their Facebook page!

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Posted : November 25, 2019 10:48 am
StarrySky
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@islandjoan

Thank you. Sounds adorable.  My friend is very youthful and enjoys nature and outdoorsy activites. Any groups like that would be fun for her too.

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Topic starter Posted : November 26, 2019 11:59 am
StarrySky
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@jaldeborgh

Thanks yes was thinking later expats not really correct. Former US mainlanders more accurate.  She likes outdoors, beach, snorkeling, boating , light hiking . Basically being out enjoying the island beauty and fun.

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Topic starter Posted : November 26, 2019 12:01 pm
jaldeborgh
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My wife and I are also in our 60’s, just moving to the island as seasonal residents so after a little research we are planning to join the St. Croix Yacht Club as it seems low key and the folks we’ve met so far seem very nice.  I know it may not be for everyone, as nothing ever is, but for us it’s a convenient location, it’s on the beach and will allow us to meet other residents.  We’re not boat owners so we view it more as a easy going social thing but the sailing community has always been active, outgoing with interesting stories to share.

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Posted : November 26, 2019 2:10 pm
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islandjoan
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YW!!! Being that your friend is outdoorsy, she could check out the St. Croix Hiking Association. I am not a member because they get up super early for a lot of hikes, but I keep telling myself I should join and force myself to get up and enjoy the hikes. I did go on a hike with them several years ago, with my friend who was a member. There was a nice mix of people in the group and I enjoyed being with them on the hike!

http://www.stcroixhiking.org

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Posted : November 27, 2019 10:42 am
daveb722
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She could also volunteer for different organizations.  Great opportunity to meet people of all ages.

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Posted : November 27, 2019 4:55 pm
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StarrySky
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@islandjoan

Thank you!!

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Topic starter Posted : December 6, 2019 4:25 pm
dougtamjj
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Would she be interested in archery? Try viarchery.org

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Posted : December 6, 2019 7:30 pm
fhpooiks
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Expats from where, Canada?  No U.S. expats in the VI, no such thing.  There are lots of activities.  Bingo night and trivia night at The Palms would be options.

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Posted : February 29, 2020 5:23 pm
FLLisa
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volunteer with SEA

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