Seniors Hike for Health
Naturalist led hikes designed for seniors age 55 and up to encourage healthy living, fun and friendship in the outdoors.
The Seniors Hike for Health program is free and held on every 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10AM-1PM. Hikes are 2-3 miles long and range from easy to moderate. We provide a free sandwich, chips and water to all participants.
Adventures include visits to open space preserves, city parks, county parks as well as California State Parks and beaches from San Francisco to Monterey Bay. We learn about their different habitats, beautiful plants and animals and fascinating natural and cultural history.
Mental and physical benefits include:
Improved cardiovascular health and circulation
Reduced arthritis, joint and knee pain
An increase in bone density, which can improve bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis
Building stronger muscles
A decrease in feelings of depression and isolation
Increased cognitive function, mobility and independence
Better scores on memory tests
Improved reaction time
Interested in sponsorship opportunities for 2023?
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Saved By Nature is honored to announce a $4,000 sponsorship from Kaiser to support senior hikes held within Santa Clara County in 2023!
Seniors Hike for Health 2023 Events
January 17th - Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
February 21st - Sierra Azul Preserve - Mt. Umunhum
March 21st - Santa Teresa County Park
April 18th - Calero County Park: Rancho San Vicente Entrance
May 16th - Alum Rock Park
June 20th - Big Basin Redwoods State Park
July 18th - Wunderlich County Park
August 15th - Pescadero Marsh
September 19th - The Forest of Nisene Marks
October 17th – Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
November 21st - Natural Bridges State Beach
December 19th - Uvas Canyon County Park
A celebration of Margarita Castaneda, Richard Tejeda's beautiful grandmother who passed on his birthday January 23rd 2017. Seniors Hike for Health was created in 2018, our first outing was in Spring of 2019.