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Medalist Doris Woodring.

109-Year Old Lake Ridge resident and NVSO medalist still has Competitive Spark by Rob Paine

Local Senior Games have something for everyone
Article in the Fairfax City Patch, dated July 29, 2019.

No. VA Senior Olympics Opens for Registration
Article in the Falls Church News-Press, dated July 24, 2019.

Former NVSO Chair Jim MacKenzie.
Pictured Jim MacKenzie, former NVSO Chair.

Remembering a Champion of the NVSO and a Gold Medal Volunteer, James Murdock MacKenzie, Jr.
Article on RSVP blog, dated July 22, 2019.

NVSO Bocce Gold Medalist Nick Garito on WMZQ, WASH and Big 100.3
Interview on iHeart Radio, dated July 9, 2019.

Find Out Why Volunteering and the Senior Games Go Hand in Hand
Video on Fairfax Channel 16, dated July 8, 2019.

2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympic Registration Now Open, Games to be Held Sept. 14-28
Article in The Zebra, dated July 1, 2019.

RSVP Volunteer Mike McLaughlin – Making a difference at the NVSO
RSVP podcast dated June 25, 2019.

Silver and gold: Registration for NoVA Senior Olympics opens for 2019
Article in the Northern Virginia Magazine by Jennifer Zeleski, dated June 14, 2019.

Andy Leighton, Cheryl Beversdorf, and Rob Paine at taping of Aging Matters.
Pictured from left are Andy Leighton, longtime NVSO competitor, Cheryl Beversdorf, Volunteer Radio/Television Producer and Host of the show AGING MATTERS and Rob Paine.

Aging Matters on WERA in Arlington, VA (aired June 11, 2019): Listen to the program now.

Conversation with Rob Paine, NVSO board member and RSVP-Northern Virginia staff member, and Andy Leighton, NVSO Competitor, about 2019 NVSO events, participant eligibility/registration information, volunteer opportunities, and competitor experiences.

News Release: “Registration for 2019 NVSO starts June 17. Games to be held Sept. 14-28.

Rob Paine, Ken Kozloff, and Jim Person.
Pictured from left, NVSO board member and RSVP-Northern Virginia staff member Rob Paine, RSVP and NVSO volunteer Ken Kozloff, and Fairfax 50+ podcast host Jim Person.

Fairfax 50+ podcast (taped on May 22, 2019): Listen to the podcast now.

Conversation featuring the upcoming NVSO (September 14-18, 2019) and RSVP with Rob Paine, Ken Kozloff, and host Jim Person.