April 21, 2023

A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information

Emergency Management Launches Survey to Learn how to Better Assist Citizens

Help Gloucester's Emergency Management Department understand how to best assist you during an impending storm or other emergency situation. Please take a few minutes and complete this survey. Your input will remain anonymous.


Contact Jane Wenner with Gloucester County Emergency Management for more information: jwenner@gloucesterva.info, 804-693-1390.

Thanks to all who attended the Hurricane Informational Meeting last night at Achilles Elementary School, and to Bruce Sterling, Hurricane Program Manager for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management for an informative presentation! Also thanks to Ashley Chriscoe, Gloucester's Emergency Management Director; Jane Wenner, Emergency Management Coordinator, and Brad Burgess, Chief of Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue, for sharing some useful information!

Replayed Post on Money, Health and Other Things

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit its multi-part series on risk management and the basics of different insurance plans! Over the next two weeks, they will discuss health insurance. To learn more, click here.



Did you know that 1 in 4 (25%) adults across the country are inactive? Among adults 50+ that statistic increases to 28%! Don’t be a statistic! Join our Walk With Ease program and engage in a fun physical activity program.

PRT has won a grant from NRPA to have staff trained as Instructors in the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program. This 6-week program was written specifically for those with arthritis but is a great resource for anyone.

We will meet 3 times per week for an hour. Sessions include an informational element, stretching & walking. Wear comfy shoes and dress for the weather. Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:00-10:00 am, meet at the Stewart Building on Main Street. Deadline May 1

Register Today!


Parks, Recreation and Tourism Events for the Week Ahead


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring ServSafe Manager Training on Tuesdays and Thursdays May 9-18, from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Stewart Building. The fee for the full course, book and test is $185. The deadline is April 25.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Free Flow Yoga on Tuesdays in May from 5:30-6:45 pm at the Whitcomb Lodge. The fee is $40 for the whole month or $9 per day and the deadline is April 25.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Zumba on Mondays and Wednesdays in May (1-31, skip 5/29) from 6:45-7:45 pm at Abingdon. The fee is $8 per day fi you sign up for the whole month or $9 per day for individual days. The deadline to register is April 26.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring the Hug a Tree and Survive Program for ages 7 to 11 on Friday, May 5 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Whitcomb Lodge. The program is free but pre-registration is required, the deadline is April 28.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Park After Dark on Friday, May 5 from 8:00-11:00 pm at Beaverdam Park’s Main Entrance (only). Participate in fishing, boating or hiking after hours. All activities require head lamps. The fee is $5 and all rental fees apply, the deadline is April 28.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring The Full Hike (9.5 miles) on Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 am. It’s a 9.5-mile hike so bring water and snacks. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. The registration fee is $5 and the deadline to register is April 29.

For more information on these and other activities call PRT at 804-693-2355, email prt@gloucesterva.info or stop by our office 6382 Main Street. For online registration visit https://gloucesterva.info/civicrec

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
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