by John Martin, VRPS 2012 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker
Wow. What an inspirational retreat. The 2012 VRPS annual conference “Climb Up A Mountain of Fresh Ideas” nailed it. The future of the Department of Recreation and Parks across America will center on the coming age shift - catering to Baby Boomers as they double the number of seniors across America. The cities, communities, and neighborhoods that tap into and plan for this demographic Silver Tsunami will become the most desirable places to live and play in Virginia and nationally. Focusing on the expectations and delivering on the social, recreational, educational, and physical needs of aging Boomers will make your Department of Recreation and Parks "ageless," an organization that improves the quality of life for the entire community.