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Senior citizens get free pass to Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park’s Boca Chita Key, with the Miami Skyline in the distance
Biscayne National Park’s Boca Chita Key, with the Miami Skyline in the distance Courtesy of Biscayne National Park

Many people know about Senior Skip Day, where high school seniors don’t go to school, skip out on class and usually head to the beach.

This year, Humana decided to introduce its own version of Senior Skip Day.

“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 in a press release.

The Humana Senior Skip Day is targeted at seniors ages 62 and up, along with people of all ages.

The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th St., Homestead.

The day will include a morning boat tour of Biscayne National Park, viewing wildlife along Elliott and Boca Chita keys. Other activities include walking on the boardwalk, kayaking, canoeing, touring the mangrove forest, listening to demonstrations from park rangers and painting with an outdoor art class.

Humana is also giving away 10,000 park vouchers, where seniors can access any national park for free during their lifetime. Vouchers are limited; seniors must download the vouchers at humanaseniorskipday.com. To redeem the voucher, one must be at least 62 and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

“ [We hope] Senior Skip Day gives people a chance to take a break and take in the health benefits of a national park,” said Bilney in the release.

If you go

What: Humana Senior Skip Day

Where: Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th St., Homestead

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 8

Cost: Free

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