By: Avideh Yaghmai Samardar
This month, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranked San Mateo County as the healthiest county in the state of California. The 2017 Rankings and 2017 Key Finds Report
provide great statistics about the population in the County and the level of service provided. The San Mateo County population is 765,135. Those over 65 currently make up 15 percent of the County’s population. Of those surveyed, one hundred percent reported having access to exercise opportunities, compared to 91 percent in the rest of the United States.
To promote active lifestyles, the Senior Center
provides daily exercise classes (18 hours a week) at no cost to seniors, engaging an average of 250-275 participants on a weekly basis. Our exercise program partners include Stanford Hospital, Foothill College Adaptive Learning Center, Mills Peninsula and other volunteers as instructors. From Meditation and Yoga, to dance classes and stretching, we offer a variety of opportunities for seniors to stay active each day. New this summer is the senior center’s 100-Mile Club, encouraging seniors to walk laps around Kelly Park, with a goal of 100 miles completed by the summer’s end. The City’s Activity Guide
is a great resource for more information about the Senior Center’s programs and events.