Healthways Silver Sneakers Fitness Program
Get fit, have fun, make friends!
ecent studies reinforce the positive impact physical activity can have on the life of the older adult. The more active older adults are, the more successful they will be in preventing the onset of diseases such as heart disease, and controlling other conditions, such as arthritis and diabetes. In fact, participants in the Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program are admitted to the hospital less often and have lower overall healthcare costs, according to a study in Preventing Chronic Disease, a peerreviewed journal published by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. SilverSneakers is the
nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for older adults and offers physical activity, health education, and social events. “Much more than a ‘free gym membership,’ the Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program offers a unique combination of physical activity, health education, and social events proven to reduce health care costs,” says Lucy Zhao, SilverSneakers account manager. “SilverSneakers is appropriate for individuals who may not have exercised in years or for those who exercise on a regular basis.” With the SilverSneakers premier network, eligible members have access to a variety of participating locations throughout the
country. Many sites offer amenities such as fitness equipment, treadmills and free weights, and the signature SilverSneakers Fitness Program classes, designed specifically for older adults and taught by certified instructors. Additional signature classes, such as YogaStretch, SilverSplash® and Cardio Circuit, may be available at select locations. A designated staff member helps participants along the way. This unique program is offered at more than 10,000 participating fitness and wellness centers, YMCAs, and Curves® locations in all 50 states and is available at little or no additional cost (other than any medical plan premium) to eligible Medicare
and group retiree health plan members. To find out if you are eligible for the Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, please contact your health plan. For more information on the program, call toll-free 1.888.423.4632 or visit our website at www.silversneakers.com.
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For the nearest participating location please call toll free 1.888.423.4632
Are you ready to
take charge of your health? Join one of the nation’s leading exercise programs designed exclusively for older adults, the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, available to members of participating Medicare health plans. For more information on SilverSneakers or to find a participating location near you, call toll-free at 866-248-5476 and reference the code “Get Fit!”or visit www.silversneakers.com.
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