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Seniors Hike for Health

This program is designed to encourage seniors to get outdoors and stay active and healthy!

We visit open space preserves, city, county and state parks and beaches located throughout Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Along our hikes we stop to talk about the unique habitat, beautiful plants and animals as well as the fascinating natural and cultural history.

 

We have a great time creating friendships, and enjoy 

the many health benefits hiking has to offer seniors including:

  • Improved cardiovascular health

  • Improved circulation

  • Reduced arthritis, joint and knee pain

  • Increase in bone density, which can improve bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis

  • Stronger muscles

  • Decrease in feelings of depression and isolation

  • Increased cognitive function

  • Better scores on memory tests

  • Improved reaction time

 

We provide sandwiches and meet the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10:00am - 12:30pm. Please bring water, sunblock and/or hat and closed toes shoes.

Upcoming Hikes 2021:

Saturday, June 12th – Martial Cottle County Park

Saturday, July 10th – Ed R. Levin County Park 

Saturday, August 14th – Coyote Creek Parkway

Saturday, September 11th – Alum Rock Park

Saturday, October 9th – Mt. Madonna County Park

Saturday, November 13th – Sanborn County Park 

Saturday, December 11th – Uvas County Park

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