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SilverSneakers® participants thrive at Boone Hospital’s Fitness Center.

Jim and Mary Smith workout at Boone Hospital Center’s Fitness Center as part of the SilverSneakers® program.

An energetic, fun-loving, and hard-working group of senior citizens has taken over Boone Hospital Fitness Center, and staff isn’t complaining one bit. The new community is thanks to the fitness center’s recent implementation of the SilverSneakers® program. SilverSneakers® is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans. It was founded in 1992 and is available to more than 14.5 million Medicare beneficiaries, through many Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare



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Supplement carriers, and group retiree plans. Seniors who are eligible for SilverSneakers® can join Boone Hospital’s Fitness Center at no cost. “I started at Boone Hospital’s Fitness Center in 1999 and have loved being a member. Now that it accepts SilverSneakers®, I am able to come here free! It really is a great program for seniors,” says fitness center member Phyllis Miller. When a new SilverSneakers®-eligible senior joins the fitness center, staff gives them a tour of the center, talk about

My Boone Health Summer 2018  
My Boone Health Summer 2018