Create awareness of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness located within the city limits,
just a few minutes from downtown Knoxville
Seniors Outdoors is a half-day event that will introduce adults over the age of 50 to the Urban
Wilderness and all it has to offer. This event is free, but registration is required.
The event includes guided strolls and hikes, exhibits and programs, kayak and mountain bike
demonstrations, lunch, special guest speaker, Dr. Bob Overholt, and a warm welcome from
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero.
A bus will be provided and will leave from the John T. O’Connor Senior Center (611 Winona Street)
promptly at 9:30 am to go to Mead’s Quarry and will return to the O’Connor Center at 1:30 pm.
Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes, bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and a camp chair, if
To register for Seniors Outdoors, call the CAC Office on Aging at 524-2786 by Tuesday, May 13.
Sponsors include Tennova Healthcare, City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation, Ijams Nature Center,
WVLT Volunteer TV, Legacy Parks Foundation, and Happy Hikers.
Seniors Outdoors is being held in conjunction with National Older Americans Month and Governor
Haslam’s Task Force on Aging.
Contact: Susan Long, Director,
CAC Office on Aging at 524-2786 (office).
After hours, call 250-6069.
Mayor Madeline Rogero serves on the Governor’s Task Force on Aging. Appointed by Governor Bill
Haslam, Mayor Rogero is the only mayor chosen to serve on the Task Force.
The Governor’s Task Force on Aging
The vision of the Task Force is to ensure older Tennesseans have access to programs, services, and
opportunities in their local communities that enhance their physical, mental, financial, social and
spiritual well-being, in order to promote a more meaningful quality of life.
According to the 2012 Physical Health Domain Rankings of persons over 65 years of age, Tennessee is
ranked #46 in the nation.
Seniors Outdoors aims to promote increased physical activity in a safe environment to improve overall
health and well-being for seniors in Knoxville and Knox County.
What: Seniors Outdoors
An Urban Wilderness Event for People Age 50+
Who: CAC Office on Aging
When: Friday, May 16, 2014 – 10 am to 1 pm (Rain date May 20)
Where: Mead’s Quarry at Ijams Nature Center
Opportunities for the media:
Talk to event participants
Interview event organizers and speakers