The Albany Senior Center offers a weekly walking trips (Walk, Talk & Be Healthy!) and the Friends of Five Creeks offers a monthly walking trip (Exploring Local Natural Treasures on Foot).
Walk, Talk & Be Healthy
A program designed to encourage walking as a healthy life style for adults 50+. Ride on the new Senior Center shuttle bus to regional parks and other interesting places. Walk as you connect with other seniors. Walks are usually 1 to 4 miles, and are generally easy to moderate in difficulty. Bring a bag lunch.
- Walk schedule and registration lists will be available at the Albany Senior Center on the first business day of the month.
- You must register in person at the Albany Senior Center (846 Masonic Avenue). The Walks do have small fees, but you must register at the Albany Senior Center.
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 8:30 am-1 pm
Instructor: Zion Lee
Fee: Varies per trip
Location: Walks depart from the Albany Senior Center
Min: 5 Max: 20 Registration for the next month of trips begins on the FIRST Tuesday of each month.
Exploring Local Natural Treasures on Foot
Enjoy walking at a moderate pace while exploring natural treasures and history of the Bay Area. Dress in layers and wear comfortable closed walking shoes with good traction. Bring water and light snack, binoculars, cameras and walking poles if you use them. Current trips are listed below.
Thursday, Jan 24: Feel the BART, not the Burn!
An easy, level stroll on the newly re-opened Ohlone Greenway, starting just across from the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic (AC Transit 18). Walk leader Bob Flasher, longtime ranger for East Bay Parks and EB MUD, will show “senior methods” of exercising along the course.
Thursday, Feb 28: Winter Birds Along the Waterfront
Meet at Sea Breeze Deli, University Ave. just west of I-880/580, Berkeley (AC Transit 51B) enjoy shorebirds and waterbirds as the tide rises, and discuss progress in turning garbage landfill into a real Eastshore State Park. Bring binocs if you have them ! This is an easy, level walk, do-able with wheelchairs except for short detours. Susan Schwartz leads.
Thursday, Mar 21: Hillside Natural Area in Spring
Meet at the stub end of King Court, El Cerrito, to explore for native wildflowers and grasses in the El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area, and learn about F5C’s work there. Depending on the group, this walk may be fairly challenging, with steep ups and downs. Wear shoes with good traction; bring sticks if you use them. Susan Schwartz leads.
Thursday, Apr 25: Tilden Park Views
Meet retired ranger Bob Flasher at the reservoir at Spruce and Grizzly Peak (AC Transit 67) for a walk on flat-to-moderate Sibley Trail, enjoying eastward views over Wildcat Canyon and exploring and discussing the fuel break and a redwood grove aimed at resisting fires on the urban interface. Wear shoes with good traction.