Celebrate National Senior Day at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

Older adults are invited to participate in a fun day of fishing, archery, nature education, pedal boating, lawn games and pontoon boat rides as part of National Senior Day festivities at Independence Oaks County Park.

This annual celebration will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. All activities are free and a lunch of hot dog, chips and lemonade will be provided.

“Outdoor recreation is beneficial mentally, physically and socially,” Recreation Program Supervisor Sandy Dorey said. “It helps people of all ages sleep better, reduce stress and exercise more. We are proud to offer this program on National Senior Citizens Day, a special day set aside to celebrate the contributions of older adults.”

National Senior Citizens Day has been celebrated since 1988. It was created as a day to honor, support and show appreciation for older adults.

This adults-only program is free, but requires an Oakland County Parks and Recreation annual vehicle permit or daily park pass for entry. The daily seniors fee is $4 for Oakland County residents ages 62 and older or $12 regular rate.

Pre-registration is required by Friday, Aug. 16, by calling 248-424-7081 or emailing Adaptive@oakgov.com. The registration form can also be found under the Adaptive Recreation tab at OaklandCountyParks.com.

Independence Oaks County Park is located at 9501 Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. The program will be held at Twin Chimneys in the park.

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