Bay Area Older Adult Member Testimonials

Hakone Japanese Garden Trip


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"Thank you for the wonderful time at Hakone Garden. It is a beautiful place to visit and I especially enjoyed the tea ceremony and kimono demonstration. The picnic after gave me another opportunity to get to know new friends with similar interests. I greatly appreciate BAO's dedication to providing seniors with experiences to explore and learn as well as make new friendships." - Janet

"The Tea Ceremony and Kimono demonstrations were very fascinating. The docent was extremely prepared and shared much knowledge about the integration of art with nature as illustration of the interdependence of all matter. Sharing lunch and chatting with new acquaintances tied it all together into a life transforming experience."

"I enjoyed the group, the nice people, the efficient organization and the interesting tour and lectures."

Almaden Quicksilver Educational Hike


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"Thank you very much for organizing and leading the walk yesterday. You made everyone feel welcome and set the tone for a lively group of “BAO's". We had a great time hiking, chatting with everyone, and enjoying the day. We look forward to seeing you again at the next trip." - Mona

"What I liked most was meeting new people and learning new things."

"I enjoyed the company, the hike and learning about the area."

"What I liked most was our guide’s historic overview of Almaden Valley and mines, meeting new friends, and getting out into nature."

"Interesting history, our hike leader was super! Good pace, fun and friendly."

NASA Ames Exploration Interactive Tour


"Thank you for organizing the trip. The presentation was informative and interesting, with spectacular visuals. The exhibits gave me new perspective. I look forward to attending more events." - Ann

"Thank you for the Nasa Ames Exploration Center trip, it was really a memorable experience." - Antonio

"Giving thanks for what you are creating in Bay Area Older Adults." - Nina

Science Lectures


"The speaker was fascinating, clear and responsive. There was time for questions, answers and discussion during the lecture."

"I liked the simplistic breakdown of the subject for easy understanding by lay people." - Gina

"I want to thank you for your Bay Area group talks, they have all been very well done, its rewarding to me to know others are interested in what interests me." - Carol

Ceramics Class


"The instructor was great. I liked the sharing of supplies and being able to be creative." - Sandi

"I liked the friendliness of the attendees and organizer. The instructor had a great attitude." - Carol

"The instructor was well-prepared so she made the first time experience un-inhibiting. It was a very social and fun experience." - Debbie