History of NVSO

In The News

This section is for news that appear throughout the year.


Arlington Conection, Croquet, Oct. 3, 2018.

Springfield Connection, Diving into Senior Olympics, Sept. 26, 2018

Arlington Connection Diving into Senior Olympics, Sept. 19, 2018.

Northern Virginia MagazineMeet four competitors in this year’s Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, Sept. 14, 2018

Mount Vernon Gazette,  Swimming AnyOne, Sept. 12, 2018

WJLA Senior Citizens on a mission, Scott Abraham with Tom and Joyce Tobias, Sept. 11, 2018

Chantilly Connection, Run, Throw or Dive and Use Your Brain. August 2018

Reston Connection, Run, Throw or Dive and use your Brain in NVSO, August 2018

Fairfax County Times Seniors, featuring Joyce Tobias. July 2018

Sustainable Scoop Arlington Weekly News1, with Miriam Gemarri & Chuck Toftoy, July 26, 2018

WMZQ 98.7 Podcast with Emily Swenson (Volunteer Fairfax), Andre Frances (NVSO) and Janet Davison (RSVP), July 12, 2018.

Celebrating Stories: Northern Virginia Senior Olympics’ Power Couple Living Healthy Longer Together, with Joyce & Tom Tobias, Volunteer Fairfax, July 2018.

Fairfax 50+ Podcast with Carol Mackela & Carly Hubicki, June 20, 2018

Around Fairfax, Fairfax County Television, Channel 16, May 31, 2018.  With Carly Hubicki of RSVP Northern Virginia.

Aging Matter Podcast, May 15, 2018, with host Cheryl Beversdorf, and  NVSO board members, Dr. Charles Toftoy, and Rob Paine.   Photo of group.

Arlington Connection (4/4/2018) Preparing for Senior Olympics 


Potomac Green Today (Fall 2017) Potomac Green excels at the Senior Olympics

Arlington Connection, (9/20/2017) page 4.

Arlington/ABC7:WJLA-TV Rising Star: Chuck Toftoy (8/29/2017)

Potomac Green Today pg 8 & pg 9 (Summer 2017) Losing to Win: How two women lost pounds and Found Gold

Arlington Weekly News (8/23/2017 at 18:30 into report) with Chuck Toftoy


Arlington Connection (10/24/2016)

Arlington Connection (10/21/2016)

Arlington Connection (10/6/2016)

Arlington Connection (10/3/2016)

Arlington Connection (9/28/2016)

Arlington Connection (8/24/2016)


The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) was organized in 1982 for the purpose of providing senior adults an opportunity for competition and fellowship through various athletic, and recreational events. Working together with the local Northern Virginia parks and recreation departments and other agencies, the Olympics have been a continuing success. Until 1988, the minimum age for participation was 55. The age was changed to 50 to coincide with the Virginia Senior Games and the National Senior Games.

In order for an athlete to participate in the NVSO, he or she must be a resident of one of the sponsoring jurisdictions. Agencies that are a part of NVSO are asked to provide staff, volunteers and facilities to help in organizing the overall event. Many of the athletes who compete in the NVSO participate in the Virginia Senior Games and qualify for the National Senior Games. Northern Virginia has had a large number of athletes representing NVSO at these competitions.

NVSO has had the financial support of many local businesses, organizations and individuals. These organizations have also supplied volunteers and services to help make the events special for all involved. In 2002, a website was developed: www.nvso.us.

Mission Statement

The NVSO program promotes health, fitness and psychological well-being for senior adults by providing opportunities for participation, competition, self-improvement and fellowship through various athletic and
recreational events.

Living Healthy Longer