Monday, May 29, 2017

Down Home Maine Presents "Take a Hike: From Wildflower Walks to Kilimanjaro"

We've all heard the advice about the importance of spending time in nature, and of staying active as we age. Fresh air and an active lifestyle can improve our sleep, mood, and self-confidence; help us maintain flexibility, mobility, and balance; and even ward off illness and lessen chronic pain. Western Mountains Senior College member Lynne Zimmerman has taken this advice to heart: she has trekked in the mountains of India, summitted Mount Kilimanjaro, and spent two weeks hiking in Patagonia--all since her 70th birthday. She leads other seniors on hikes that range from AMC-sponsored trips in Montana’s Glacier National Park to the Western Mountains Senior College's annual Wildflower Walk.

On Wednesday, June 7, from 4:30-6:00 pm at Gould Academy’s McLaughlin Auditorium, Lynne will talk about some of her biggest adventures, and share ways for the less adventurous among us to get outdoors and stay physically active. This Down Home Maine presentation, sponsored by Western Mountains Senior College, is free and open to the public. For more information contact Amy Chapman ( and/or Ellen Marshall (

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