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National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary – Humana Encourages Using National Parks to Stay Healthy

By Splash Magazine Staff Writer

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Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is helping the National Park Service celebrate its 100th anniversary by encouraging people to enjoy America’s national parks as a resource to stay healthy and active.

 

Find Your Park

As a National Park Foundation premier partner for the Find Your Park movement and the official health care sponsor of the National Park Service Centennial, Humana will help kick off the 100th year by hosting several health-related activities at national parks.

 

Humana’s Senior Skip Day will provide free access to national park service sites and healthy activities for seniors 62 and older on Oct. 8, 2015, and a Park Prescription (Park Rx) program in South Florida. Both will inspire people to head outdoors to help foster better overall health and well being.  

 

App to find a park

 

“Humana’s goal is to improve the health of the communities we serve by making it easy for people to achieve their best health,” said Humana President and CEO Bruce Broussard. “National parks are great resources offering a range of healthy experiences for people of all ages, and they represent a simple way to enjoy being healthy and active.”

  

Find Your Park

“Spending time in parks has demonstrated benefits for physical and mental health, and the National Park Service is helping Americans make this connection,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “We appreciate Humana for their significant support, which is helping people find their park through healthy living.”

 

“Through their support, Humana is creating opportunities for people to see how parks and healthy living go hand in hand, underscoring how parks are relevant to their lives” said Will Shafroth, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “Our work with Humana is a great example of the important role that public-private partnerships play inspiring more people to find their park.”


 

Humana-sponsored Find Your Park activities will help people from all backgrounds appreciate America’s national parks as great natural, cultural and historical resources that can also improve health. Humana employees kicked off the partnership with the National Park Foundation by creating a GPS-based geo map of #FindYourPark in a local park near Humana’s Louisville, Kentucky, headquarters to help raise the profile of the nation’s parks and encourage others to take advantage of all that national parks have to offer. Among the ways people can participate:

  

Enjoy Health Benefits

 

Visit the findyourpark website to discover parks across the country and learn more about National Park Service Centennial events, including healthy park programs.

 

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.

  

Walking through a park

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 at the nationalparks website.

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Photos: courtesy of Humana

Published on Sep 10, 2015

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