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.
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.
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.
The main focus of the SRG Goals shall be education, outreach, and leadership.
SRG Meeting Dates
Friday, January 10, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
Friday, April 10, 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
VRPS Annual Conference (Date & Time TBD; Location: Norfolk, VA)
Friday, November 13, 2020
VRPS 2021 Leadership Orientation (Date, Time & Location TBD)
2020 VRPS Board of Directors
June Snead, M.S.
Cheryl Wheeler, CPRP
Jane C. Shelhorse
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".
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.
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.
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.
Please check back for information on the upcoming 2019 VSG.