Humana to celebrate National Park Service Centennial with special
events at Great Smoky Mountains and Biscayne
LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana
Inc. (NYSE: HUM), official health care sponsor of the National Park
Service Centennial and National Park Foundation premier partner for the
Find Your Park movement, today announced it will host Humana Senior Skip
DayTM on Oct. 8, a day created to encourage people 62 years
of age and older to skip out on their normal, daily routine to enjoy a
healthy day in one of the national parks. On Oct. 8, seniors will have
free access to more than 400 national park sites across the United
States, compliments of Humana. In addition, Humana will host celebratory
events for seniors in certain national park locations.
“Good times with good friends – that’s what most of us remember about
senior skip day in high school. We want to help recapture that carefree
feeling of freedom and fun,” said Humana Chief Consumer Officer Jody
Bilney. “So many Americans are missing ‘refresh and recharge’ time in
this busy day and age. Senior Skip Day gives people a chance to take a
break and take in the health benefits of a national park.”
To kick-off Senior Skip Day, Humana will host events at Great Smoky
Mountains National Park and Biscayne National Park. Seniors and people
of all ages will be able to participate in park-related activities and
special events like hiking, biking, boat and kayak tours, as well as
ranger-led activities, including Monarch butterfly tagging. Activities
are free, and seniors can learn more about the special events in each
park at HumanaSeniorSkipDay.com.
Humana will also offer up to 10,000 free vouchers for lifetime access to
the national parks with the Interagency Senior Pass. People 62 years of
age or older can download the voucher online through the
HumanaSeniorSkipDay.com website and can redeem the voucher at any
National Park Service site that issues The National Parks and Federal
Recreational Lands Senior Pass. The lifetime pass is always available at
national park sites for a $10 fee.
“The health benefits of spending time in nature are well documented,”
said Missy Kane, a former track and field Olympic athlete who is
scheduled to help lead activities during Humana’s Senior Skip Day event
at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “Natural environments provide
countless opportunities to be active outdoors, and they’re perfect for
combining fitness with fun, no matter your age or ability, which is one
of the many reasons I personally prefer to exercise outside. I look
forward to sharing my love of outdoor recreation, specifically hiking,
with those who attend Humana’s Senior Skip Day.”
“Natural environments have a direct and positive impact on well-being
and the national parks provide countless opportunities to get active and
stay fit outdoors,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B.
Jarvis. “We are grateful to Humana for bringing awareness to the ways
the national parks can help overall health and well-being.”
To download the lifetime pass voucher and find out more about Senior
Skip Day, visit HumanaSeniorSkipDay.com.
To discover parks across the country and learn more about National Park
Service Centennial events, including healthy park programs, visit http://findyourpark.com.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health
and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve
their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The
company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and
clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change,
proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we
serve across the country.
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About The National Park Service
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 408
national parks and work with communities across the nation to help
preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational
opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
About the National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s
national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service.
Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises
private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national
parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT
all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant
culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park
stewards. Find out more and become a part of the national park community
About the Interagency Senior Pass
The Interagency Senior Pass is a lifetime pass available to U.S.
citizens and permanent residents who are 62 years of age or older. In
addition to covering entrance and standard amenity fees at recreation
areas managed by five Federal agencies, the Senior Pass may provide a
discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping, and guided
To qualify for the Interagency Senior Pass voucher you must be a U.S.
citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. that is 62 years of age or
To verify proof of age and U.S. residency you must show a valid
driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, or permanent resident
card (green card) when the voucher is exchanged for the pass.
The Interagency Senior Pass has one signature line. The pass is not
valid until it is signed, so you must sign the pass with first and
last name in the presence of the issuer when the voucher is exchanged.
The pass is valid for entrance for the pass holder and occupants of a
single, private non-commercial vehicle OR a single motorcycle OR pass
holder and three persons (16 and older) where per person fees are
- Valid photo id is required for use.
- Pass is not replaced if lost or stolen.
Humana Corporate Communications
Marvin Hill, 502-580-3950