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
Reduced arthritis, joint and knee pain
Increase in bone density, which can improve bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis
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