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September 12, 2017 > Healthy Living Festival supports senior care

Healthy Living Festival supports senior care

Submitted By United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County

Promoting health and wellness for adults over 60, the ÒHealthy Living FestivalÓ (HLF) returns to the Oakland Zoo with health screenings and resources, music, medication take back, the sights and sounds of the zoo and more!

The Healthy Living Festival is a free event and has grown in 14 years to become the largest older adult focused health related action event throughout Alameda County. ÒFor seniors and those who love them,Ó the HLF draws an average of more than 2, 200 participants countywide each year.

Travel training and transportation will be provided to and from the event, and attendees will enjoy several opportunities including a Zoo Walk, 100 information and resource booths in the zooÕs upper parking lot, socializing amongst one another, and a healthy lunch. A raffle will also be held, prizes including two sky box tickets to a Warriors basketball game in the 2017-2018 season, two luxury box tickets to an Oakland Raiders game in the 2017 season, and gift cards in the amount of $150, $100, and $50. The drawing will be held at the festival; winners need not be present to win. Raffle tickets are $2 a ticket or $10 for a book of 6.

This event is presented by United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County (USOAC), a grassroots, multi-ethnic, intergenerational nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering older adults to address the issues that affect their quality of life. As a community-based organization, United Seniors has an established track record of fighting for the rights of older adults throughout Alameda County for more than 25 years. They collaborate with the disabled communities, youth, senior service providers and others, and have over 7,000 members, including individuals, chapter, and affiliates throughout the county.

Seniors look forward to the HLF year after year as an informative and active day out. The festival involves a lot of walking and encourages participants to be physically active. If you have a medical condition and/or have mobility challenges, please consult your doctor and/or bring an attendant to assist you.

Pre-registration is required. Please visit www.usoac.org to print out a registration form in advance, or forms will be available to register onsite. Wristbands will be issued to HLF participants, which will give them free admission into the zoo as well as a free lunch. Additional information and direction will be provided upon registration. Translators will be available.

Shuttles courtesy of Supervisor Nate Miley will be picking up seniors at different locations throughout the county; if you would like to get picked up, call United Seniors to let them know your location. There will be a nominal charge to ride the shuttle. Ride AC Transit Line #46 to the Oakland Zoo on Thursday, September 21 and receive a Family Four Pack of Oakland Zoo Passes to use at a later date. Passes are limited so get there early!

For more information, please contact United Seniors at (510) 729-0852.

Healthy Living Festival
Thursday, Sep 21
8 a.m. Ð 2 p.m.
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland
(510) 729-0852
www.usoac.org
Admission to festival & zoo: Free
Parking: $10

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