Yavapai County Community Health

Active Living Adults

Recent Successes include:

Rumble strips at Willard roundabout.
Bike white strip lanes at new Main Street resurface.
Grosetta Ranch Road trail and multi-use connector.
Clarkdale Broadway street bike lanes added.
Bike corral in Old Town Cottonwood
5 more community bike racks to be installed.
Silver City application Status.

BAC – Bicycle Advisory Committee

Is a community lead group of bicycle advocates, serving Yavapai County and specifically the Verde Valley to create safe cycling routes, interconnectivity, good bicycle policies, and educate both the community and cyclists on safe riding.

The BAC started in 2007 as part of the Cottonwood General Plan. The BAC is overseen through Yavapai County Community Health Services.


Partners of the bicycle advisory committee

The BAC meets every third Thursday of the month from 3-4 pm.  Fill out our form for more information.


Mountains in background as hikers take in the beautiful view


The TrekAbout Walking Clubs’ focus on improving the health and wellness of community members. The clubs are designed to encourage people to get up and get out in a fun and safe way.

In the Verde Valley, TrekAbout meets Tuesday mornings. Schedules can be found on our Facebook page @Trekabout on Facebook.

In the Quad Cities, TrekAbout meets Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Yavapai County partners with the City of Prescott. The hiking list times and locations can be found at the City of Prescott’s website – Prescott Trekabout.

To find out more about TrekAbout, please contact CHE@yavapaiaz.gov.

See you on the trail!

A Matter of Balance

YCCHS offers A Matter of Balance to reduce the fear and risk of falling and increase activity among older adults. Classes are held once a week for 1 ½ hours for 8 weeks (9 weeks if offered virtually).

The Workshops combine discussion and simple exercises to provide a robust toolbox of steps one can take to prevent falling. Sessions are led by two trained facilitators for a small group of 8-12 participants.

The programs is designed for older adults that are:

  • Concerned about falls
  • Have fallen in the past
  • Limit activities due to concerns of falling
  • Interested in improving flexibility, balance, and strength
  • Age 60+, community-dwelling and able to problem solve

By participating in this program, individuals gain confidence by learning to see falls as preventable, making goals to increase physical activity, make changes to reduce the risk of falls at home, and do light exercises to increase strength and balance.

For more research on the program, go to Matter of Balance | MaineHealth

Thursdays • May 25 – July 6
10 am to 11:30 am
Verde Valley Manor (Residents only)

Senior hispanic man standing in one leg yoga balance. Healthy lifestyle at old age

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Matter of Balance

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