Senior Resource Group

General Information

Vision
Explore new avenues of growth and change, reflecting the needs of all SRG members, through outreach, enhanced communication, member recruitment, and through increased partnerships with other VRPS Organizations & Committees, Resource Groups & Service Areas.

Mission
To provide an opportunity to unite leisure professionals, colleagues, associates, and students, through creative networking, educational opportunities, and VRPS events; while maintaining, for its’ members, an opportunity for leadership, growth, and volunteerism.

Purpose
The Senior Resource Group of the Virginia Recreation & Park Society shall remain focused on fulfilling the directives, intent, and purpose of the SRG, and its’ Vision & Mission Statement, as stated with the SRG Bylaws, Article II.

Focus
The main focus of the SRG Goals shall be education, outreach, and leadership.

SRG Meeting Dates

All conference calls are held at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise specified. If you would like to join in on the conference calls, please contact Cheryl Wheeler at Cheryl.Wheeler@loudoun.gov or LaTanja Jones at LaTanja.Jones@fairfaxcounty.gov to be added to the email list. All are welcome to attend.

January

Friday, January 10, 2020

February

Friday, February 14, 2020

March 

Friday, March 13, 2020

April 

Friday, April 10, 2020

May 

Friday, May 8, 2020

June 

Friday, June 12, 2020

August 

Friday, August 14, 2020

September

Friday, September 11, 2020

October

VRPS Annual Conference (Date & Time TBD; Location: Norfolk, VA)  

November

Friday, November 13, 2020

December 

VRPS 2021 Leadership Orientation (Date, Time & Location TBD)

Important Links

Click here to view the Senior Resource Group goals.
Click here to view the Senior Resource Group by-laws.

2020 VRPS Board of Directors

LaTanja Jones

Chair
Collaboration & Outreach Director, Reston Community Center

Kim Graves

Chair-Elect
Stonebridge Recreation Center Supervisor, Chesterfield Co. Parks & Recreation

Vacant

Secretary/Recorder

Lynn Hoy

Treasurer
Recreation Services Coordinator; Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation

June Snead, M.S.

Member at Large
Recreation Coordinator, Hanover County Parks & Recreation

Cheryl Wheeler, CPRP

Member at Large
Assistant Manager, The Senior Center of Leesburg

Jane C. Shelhorse

VRPS Board Liaison
Director, Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation

2019 SRG Highlights

2019 Fall Conference

55 registered delegates enjoyed a day of education and networking at the 2019 VRPS Senior Resource Group Fall Conference held on Friday October 18 at the Stonebridge Recreation Center in Chesterfield County.  This year's theme was "Aging:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow".

presedents award

2019 President’s Award

Kim Turner, President of Virginia Park and Recreation Society presented the 2019 President's Award to Cheryl Wheeler, Chair of the Senior Resource Group in appreciation for the dedication and support to the members of VRPS. The Senior Resource Group assisted with planning of the Virginia Senior Games Wellness Expo.

Mark Humphrey Trips and Tours Speaker

February 25 2019 Senior Trips & Tours Workshop

Mark Humphrey was a wealth of experience that proved to be very beneficial when discussing the “What if “ scenarios during our day trips and excursions.  He also brought to the table a tried and true structure of trip planning .  All attendees realizing that our Government policies and procedures create differences of how we can or can’t spend money. If you don’t have the means to plan your own trip, contact Jerard Welch representing Collette Travel provided completely planned Major City, National Parks and International Travel with complete itinerary and meals included.  Victoria Matthew representing Visit Fredericksburg and Hannah Oliver representing Visit Loudoun provide highlights of these two areas including Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries, Sporting Event and Festivals.  These specifics provided a good go to list of vendors that would help us know the best places to go with unique features that will make our trips successful.

View the attached map with all the areas of the state represented at this Trips and Tours Workshop.

Special thanks to June Snead and April Baber for their assistance with registration, photosawards and evaluations during this event.

North Street

The Senior Center of Leesburg: One Thousand Members Strong

A milestone was reached on Friday, March 23, 2018. The Senior Center of Leesburg enrolled its 1,000th member! The center offers a lot of activities for active adults ages 55 and older in Loudoun County. Seniors can benefit from mental, physical, artistic and social activities, including Pickle Ball, Book Club, Tai Chi, Ceramics, Line Dancing, Badminton, Ukulele, Yoga, Wood Burning, Guitar and Spanish. For more information, visit www.loudoun.gov/seniors-leesburg or call 703-737-8039.

2019 VSG

Thank you for your participation in the 2018 Virginia Senior Games. This year's event results can be viewed here.

Please check back for information on the upcoming 2019 VSG.