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Summer of Fun!

Our Senior Outings continue to grow with more friends and fun in the summer!  We have been taking advantage of the sunny days to visit some fun outdoor spots and to take in beautiful country settings including the Marquam Hill Alpaca Farm , Sauvie Island,  Herman the Sturgeon at Bonneville Dam  and one of our favorites, lunch at Skamania Lodge in the Columbia River Gorge!  Our fun trips for seniors still keeps it local too, including a delicious lunch in the marina at Island Cafe,  plant hunting at Garden Fever, or cuddles with our furry friends at the Bunny Tea! It is not possible to have too much fun when you are spending time out and about with friends in... Read More

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Spring Time Celebrations from Tulips to Trams!!

We’ve been celebrating a wonderful spring season with our older adults at Urban Excursions!  Our senior outings have been in full bloom each time we went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn.  We soared over the city on the Portland Aerial Tram then enjoyed lunch at Little Big Burger.   More senior activities took us on a history tour to Willamette Falls in Oregon City and enjoying Noodle Month at a variety of restaurants around town.  We loved the warmer weather and seeing that Spring has Sprung!  

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Looking Forward to the New Year with New Fun & Friends!

Urban Excursions had such a fun time this autumn on our senior outings and we have been thankful for the beautiful weather!  We loved watching the leaves change color and spread all over the city.  Thank you to our partners for supporting our cherished community members and our senior trips:  Skamania Lodge, NW Senior Theater, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Tualatin Wildlife Refuge, Portland Train Ride, and Fort Vancouver for the Veteran’s Day Parade.  We look forward to bundling up for more fun this winter!

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Harvesting New Friendships at Urban Excursions!

Urban Excursions continues to offer fun things to do for seniors in our  community and we haven’t slowed down for fall! Our senior trips have been embracing the change in weather to enjoy fun outings with friends and watching the seasons change. We enjoyed fun trips to Oregon Heritage Farm, The Pumpkin Patch  on Sauvie Island, autumn wine tasting at Helvetia Winery  and of course, autumn would not be complete without our annual trip to the Flock and Fiber Festival!    

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Whirlwind Summer of Fun, Fun, Fun!

Urban Excursions had a whirlwind summer of fun on our senior outings! Thanks to all of our community partners like PDX Pedicab, Kruger Farm, McMenamins in Kalama and of course, all the fun wineries we visited including Blakeslee Vineyards, Ponzi Winery, and Kramer Vineyards! We won’t forget all of the Portland Farmer’s Market’s and of course the the flowers, flowers, and more flowers. We started our season at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Then went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival and ended with the Swan Island Dahlia Farm Festival. So much fun we had, friends we connected with and memories made! We can’t wait for Autumn!

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Hats and Smiles (and good deeds!)

So, this happened today! Urban Excursions went to the Fubon Asian Market today on our senior outing. As many of you may know, we offer two different kinds of outings and today’s outing was what we call our Scenic Group which specializes in outings for people with Dementia or Alzheimer’s. After lunch, we took a stroll around the market and had some fun trying on different hats, looking at marble sculptures and the interesting items the market has to offer. As we were “loading” back onto our Adventuremobile, the gentleman at the hat store ran out with seven hats for our guests. He pointed to the sky and said his parents were up there and that he wanted to give... Read More

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Meet Some of our Great Staff!

Urban Excursions’ weekly social outings for older adults would not happen without these amazingly caring, enthusiastic people who we get to work with! Meet Ilars and Paul, who are heading out with our Scenic Group to the Audubon Society today; and Jessica and Lulu who are taking our Exploratory Group to the World Forestry Center! Great day, out and about with new friends and Urban Excursions. . .ahhhh, group hug!             

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Bunnies and Tea!

Urban Excursions wants to thank Bunnies in Baskets for one of our sweetest, funnest and definitely uniquest senior outings! Today we enjoyed a delightful tea service including sandwiches, finger food, sweets and an array of teas followed by BUNNY SNUGGLES! These therapy bunnies made us all smile for the rest of the day and their little bunny snuggles were pure joy for our senior activity today!

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Rosse Posse Elk Farm-So Cute, So Fun!

One of Urban Excursions’, outings for seniors‘, Springtime favorites, a trip to Rosse Posse Elk Farm! Located in Molalla, we enjoyed a beautiful country drive and a trip to this very active Elk Farm! Not only did we get to enjoy the sunshine, but all the baby goats, and spring babies the farm had to offer. Our active senior group donned their boots and coats and had a fun day on the farm!

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