Just for Seniors at the Geauga Park District: Free, Exclusive Programming for the “More Experienced” Nature Lover

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Kayaking, astronomy and Monarch migration are featured fun during this summer’s Senior Days series, co-presented by Geauga Park District, the Geauga County Department on Aging and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center.

There’s no time like July to take a kayak onto the open waters at Headwaters Park! So on Wednesday, July 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., enjoy a pancake breakfast followed by some time exploring the waters of East Branch Reservoir afloat, or just enjoying the view at the Boathouse with friends and peers.

Come August, astronomy will be all the buzz in Geauga County with the new Nassau Astronomical Station opening to the public on August 19th. Seniors, a special astronomy event just for you takes place Thursday, August 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a pancake breakfast followed by Observatory Park exploration and planetarium shows.

Then there’s September, when Monarchs famously start their long journeys to Mexico. Attend Senior Day on Thursday, September 14th, at Orchard Hills Park to learn all about their incredible flight and help tag live Monarchs if conditions are right.

Plus, all three Senior Days include tours of park trails aboard our fun and breezy EZ Go Cart!

Summer Senior Days are all 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and free, but registration is required at Geauga Park District or 440-286-9516. Activities will be partially wheelchair/stroller accessible; don’t hesitate to call with questions.

Did you know…? Pick-Up Bocce for seniors is available for free every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Sunnybrook Preserve – no experience or equipment needed! Also naturalists regularly lead active seniors on Geauga Walkers hikes through Geauga Park District that are 1 to 1 1/2 miles long. This summer’s hikes are Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: at Chickagami Park on July 11th, at Sunnybrook Preserve on July 25th, at Whitlam Woods on August 8th, at Swine Creek Reservation on August 22nd, at Observatory Park on September 5th, and at Orchard Hills Park on September 19th. Registration is not required. For the Geauga Walkers’ full, countywide schedule, call the Geauga Senior Center at 440-279-2137.

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit us online at Geauga Park District, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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