Oakland senior surprised with special outing to relive favorite pastime from younger years

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Bay Area senior sets sail to relive passion from younger years
Through the senior living facility's "Livin' the Dream" program, an Oakland man was surprised with a chance to relive one of his favorite hobbies.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- An Oakland man got a chance to relive his favorite pastime Sunday on the San Francisco Bay.

ABC7 News was at the Port of Oakland as David Walton set sail.

He's a resident at The Point at Rockridge, an Integral Senior Living Community.

It has a "Livin the Dream" program that allows residents to experience a day in their past or cross something new off their bucket list.

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Walton had spent many years sailing around Greece, so he was excited about the opportunity to get back on the water.

"It's been a lovely, lovely day," he said. "And I woke up this morning having no idea this was going to happen, so - YEAH!"

He took a three-hour boat ride with a family friend and a neighbor.

They sailed near the Bay Bridge and along the San Francisco skyline.