Diana Nawurah Joins Senior Games


By Chuck Vestal

Meet Diana Nawurah! She is a 50-year-old Ghanaian-American citizen. She came to the U.S. 30 years ago from Ghana, in West Africa, and worked as an au pair in New York City and in Westport, Connecticut for nine years.

After living in New York, Diana relocated to Virginia. She is an activities director by profession and worked at Brinton Woods Health & Rehab Center at DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C. over 14 years. She transitioned from D.C. to work at Service Source Disability Resource Center, a site for adults with intellectual disabilities based in Oakton, Virginia, as their Community Integration Coordinator for all seven-day programs.

In November 2017, Diana relocated to the Winston-Salem area to be closer to family. She is a proud member of Union Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. She joined the City of Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks Department as Senior Recreation Leader and is a perfect fit for the Piedmont Plus Senior Games and SilverArts!

Diana said that she excited to be here and looks forward to learning so much from the population we serve, as well as looking forward to sharing her experience. Her motto is: “Be the Best You Can Be.” Her hobbies include: reading, cooking, gardening, volunteering, attending worship service, and singing, spending time with family, friends and loved ones. She is the proud parent of a 22-year-old daughter, Tiffanie, who is in her final year at Virginia State University in Petersburg.

Hitting the ground running in her new position with Recreation and Parks, Diana has already proven to be very passionate about helping others as displayed in her efforts to organize and set up the SilverArts display in early April at the Central Public Library. She worked long hours to produce an outstanding display at a new venue for SilverArts.

Senior Games is very proud and excited to have Diana on board! She is going to do great things for our community. Like they say in the Ghanaian dialect: “Akwaaba,” which means, Welcome!

Chuck Vestal is the Adult Recreation Program Supervisor with the City of Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks. A native of Lewisville, Chuck has worked for the City of Winston-Salem for 24 years.


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