Silver Sneakers

Silver Sneakers

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Tools for improving the quality of life as we grow older — shared by the Tech-enhanced Life community.

 

Summary

Silver Sneakers is an exercise promotion program for persons 65 and older. Many Medicare Advantage plans and supplemental coverage plans include a basic membership to a local gym or exercise facility for plan participants. Insurers recognize and encourage the benefits of regular exercise to reduce the utilization of health providers and increase overall well-being in older adults.

From the website: "The SilverSneakers Fitness program is the nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for older adults. Healthways has been providing innovative health benefits for older adults for more than two decades. Today more than 65 Medicare health plans offer the program as a benefit to members across the nation. Regular participation in the program has been proven to help older adults manage their health and increase strength, balance and endurance."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Listing type: 
Product or Service
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Service providers
Key words: 
Silver Sneakers, exercise for seniors, exercise classes