The active seniors of today like to keep busy during the summer just like everyone else. Avenidas, a Palo Alto-based organization for seniors, offers a wide selection of activities for seniors to participate in. They can keep busy while they stay cool and get to know others in their community.
According to Kari Martell, the Director of Marketing and Communications at Avenidas, "the focus this summer is on Club Avenidas. We have so many club activities that should appeal to people, from movie viewing to wine tasting."
Indeed, Club Avenidas has a little something for everyone: a weekly Movie Club (showing everything from "Yankee Doodle Dandy" to "True Grit"), a monthly Wine Appreciation Club, a weekly needlework group (called Club Aveneedles), and a monthly Gardening Club.
Some of the clubs are free to Avenidas members, while others require a small fee. Non-members will have to pay slightly more. The annual membership for Avenidas is $40 and it includes many other benefits, such as free weekly blood pressure checks and free support groups. For more information on Club Avenidas or membership, call (650) 289-5400.
But for those that want more activity, Camp Avenidas might be the choice. From July 26-28, Avenidas will hold a Summer Fitness Academy with fitness and nutrition experts. There will be classes like, "Exercise for a Healthy Heart" and "Solutions to the Omnivore's Dilemma."
The three-day event runs from 10am until 3:30pm each day. The cost for the Camp is $70 for members, $100 for non-members and includes lunch. The Camp will be held at the Channing House at 850 Webster Street. For additional information on the Camp, contact Judith Taska Webb at email@example.com or (650) 289-5436.
- the Omnivore s Dilemma
- Yankee Doodle Dandy
- wine tasting
- blood pressure checks