Tuesday, June 8, 2010

SilverSneakers Gets Seniors Moving

“Nancy Mehring, senior advisor, started SilverSneakers at Flathead Health & Fitness about two years ago with two people. ‘Now I have 55 active participants,’ she said. A national program offered through local fitness centers, Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program has nearly a million members taking part in an exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. Many Medicare insurance plans such as Humana Gold, Secure Horizons and Athena offer free fitness memberships through their plans. According to Mehring, over 900 people in this area carry some of those plans. She hopes to encourage...


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