Saturday, March 2, 2024

Soheila Phelps Becomes Chairperson of the Leisure and Aging Branch of the Texas Recreation and Parks Society

The world-class staff that manages the award-winning Southlake Senior Activity Center are no strangers to commitment to excellence!

No one exhibits passion and dedication to our 55 and better community more than Senior Services Coordinator Soheila Phelps. Soheila leads the Senior Services team and is the brains behind the incredible programming offered to our members. Compassionate, kind, and creative, Soheila is taking her leadership skills to the next level as the most recently appointed Chairperson of the Leisure and Aging branch of the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS).

Soheila officially took over this position at the TRAPS 2022 Institute and Expo in College Station last week. While there, she also had the honor of accepting the 2022 Lonestar Recreation Programming Class IV Award on behalf of the Southlake Senior Activity Center.

The goal of the Leisure and Aging branch is to enhance the offerings senior centers provide to aging communities throughout the state. The unexpected closure of various senior centers due to COVID transformed the regional Leisure and Aging branch into a state-wide group. The governing body of this organization consists of the Chairperson/ President, Vice-Chair/ President-Elect, and five representatives from each TRAPS region who oversee the different subcommittees. These individuals represent the interests of senior communities throughout the state. They also focus on innovating engaging programming to ensure our senior centers remain a valuable resource to our residents.

Soheila elevates the Southlake Senior Activity Center with her empathetic nature and servant-leadership and will do the same as the Chairperson of the TRAPS Leisure and Aging branch.

“I am looking forward to this challenge, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to give a louder voice to our seniors and aging community within TRAPS,” exclaimed Soheila.

Congratulations on this next step of your leadership journey, Soheila! You make Southlake proud, and we can’t wait to hear of the outstanding things you’ll continue to accomplish!


An image of a family bowling and dining

Photo of a solar eclipse