Stay Fit with the Medicare SilverSneakers Program
SilverSneakers is a fitness and wellness program offered at no additional cost to seniors on eligible Medicare plans. It helps you to get active, stay fit, and connect with other seniors. It offers access to online and in-person classes designed for all fitness levels and abilities along with health & wellness discounts. There are a wide range of options to fit into your schedule and they’re fun too!
What is the Medicare SilverSneakers Program?
The SilverSneakers Program is designed to encourage older adults to stay active and healthy through regular participation in group fitness activities. The program was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the National Senior Fitness Campaign. It provides access to online classes, gym memberships with instructor led training options, and discounts to other wellness discounts.
Am I Eligibility for the SilverSneakers Program?
If you are 65 years old or older, you may be eligible for the SilverSneaker program. To find out if you qualify, visit https://tools.silversneakers.com/Eligibility/CheckEligibility
The easiest way to participate in the program is to have a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement plan that has the SilverSneakers program included.
How does SilverSneakers work?
If you are eligible for SilverSneakers as part of your Medicare plan you can sign up for the program at no additional cost. You then get a SilverSneakers membership card along with an online account that lets you access all the benefits. They even have an app for your phone. Once you are a member you will get access to over 15,000+ fitness locations from national gyms to local community centers. You will also be able to work out from home with an on-demand video library of classes, workouts, and how-to videos.
How to Get a Gym Membership with the SilverSneakers Program
With the SilverSneakers program, you can join a gym without paying membership fees. You just need to pay $1 per month for the SilverSneakers card. This card will allow you to use any fitness center in the country.
Can I get SilverSneakers without a Medicare Plan?
If you do not have a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement plan, you can still enroll in the SilverSneakers Program. However, you must purchase a Medicare Part B premium waiver. You can also choose to receive a monthly payment instead of purchasing the premium waiver.
To get a plan that includes the SilverSneakers program, you can get started here and we’ll connect you with a licensed insurance agent. The licensed insurance agent can get you on a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement plan that provides access to the SilverSneakers program.