What is silver&Fit®?

 

Save money & get fit with out silver&fit® exercise and healthy aging program!

No- or Low-Cost Fitness Membership, Classes for Silver&Fit Members!

 

Interested in taking fitness classes designed for your needs? As a member of a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement plan, you may be eligible for a no-cost or low-cost membership to YMCA of Lenawee County through the Silver&Fit program!

The Silver&Fit Program is available to people who are Medicare-eligible and have purchased Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement coverage that includes the Silver&Fit Exercise and Healthy Aging program as an added benefit. 

 

SILVER&FIT MEMBER BENEFITS

The Silver&Fit Exercise and Healthy Aging program provides members with the following great benefits:

  - No-cost or low-cost membership to YMCA of Lenawee County (Any nonstandard fitness facility services that typically require an additional fee are not included     in your membership.)

  - Exercise classes, specially tailored for older adults

  - Access to SilverandFit.com, a website with a variety of health tools and resources specifically designed for older adults

  - The Silver Slate®, a quarterly newsletter

  - Access to the Silver&Fit Home Exercise Kits for when you are unable to go to a fitness facility or prefer to exercise at home. You can choose from Walking,           Yoga, Pilates, Stress Management, Dance, Aquatics, Tai Chi/Qi Gong or Strength Exercise kits

  - A toll-free customer service hotline

  - Special member events and activities

  - Opportunities to meet new friends and stay connected to your community

  - Opportunities to learn new healthy habits and stay motivated 

 

HOW TO JOIN THE SILVER&FIT EXERCISE AND HEALTHY AGING PROGRAM

If you are not yet a Silver&Fit member and don't know whether you are eligible to join the program, please contact the YMCA at 517-263-2151.

 

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR SILVER&FIT CLASSES

Classes are open to all members! No registration required.

 

 

 

SIlver&fit® results

 

SURVEY says silver&fit members are happier and healthier

 

According to a survey from American Specialty Health, as compared to national benchmark data of similarly aged older adults studied by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health organizations*, the Silver&Fit population was both healthier and more physically active and fit. In the survey of nearly 2,000 randomly selected Silver&Fit members, respondents reported that they were in better health than they had been one year ago, and they also reported increased activity levels and reduced health care utilization. 

The survey also indicated that: 

  - A higher percentage of Silver&Fit members reported very good to excellent health. 

  - A lower percentage of Silver&Fit members smoked cigarettes.

  - The degree of physical activity among Silver&Fit members was much higher at all levels and parameters.

  - A lower percentage of Silver&Fit members had significant physical limitations or had difficulties with activities of daily living. 

  - Based on available data, Silver&Fit members appeared to utilize health care providers less frequently. 

 

 

 

 

 

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