Senior Walking Groups

Free walking groups for seniors:

Anderson: Times & days vary, Anderson River Park, Kiddieland Parking, Jean (530) 378-1591

Cottonwood:  Mondays, 9:00 a.m., West Cottonwood Jr. High School track, Carol (530) 347-5269

Lakehead:  Mondays,Wednesdays, Fridays  9:00 a.m., Summers 8:00 a.m. Canyon School and Antlers Campground, Imogene (530) 238-8362

Redding: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:00 a.m., Sacramento River Trail, meet at the Senior Center parking lot off Benton Drive, Barbara 241-0282 From Sundial Bridge on Fridays 9 a.m. Summer 8:00 a.m. 

Tips for Seniors:Seniors walking the river trail

  • See your doctor if you are just starting an exercise program.
  • Start out slowly and add additional minutes each time you walk to reach your goal.
  • Warm up, cool down, and stretch to reduce injuries and muscle soreness.
  • Choose proper footwear. Buying shoes is virtually the only necessary expense for walking, so don't cut corners on your shoe budget. 
  • Pay attention to your feet. Changes and/or pain in the feet and ankles are not normal and could indicate a serious foot ailment or circulatory problem. For information on walking or general foot care visit the American Podiatric Medical Association.
  • Walk on soft ground. With age, the natural shock absorbers (or "fat padding") in your feet deteriorate, as does bone density.
  • Drink fluids before, during, and after walking.
  • Enjoy the scenery and have fun!