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The National Institute on Aging at NIH has a handy Workout to Go brochure that you can download. You'll find easy, step-by-step exercises you can do anywhere. Some of them include:
Talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.
There’s a good chance that your Medicare health plan includes SilverSneakers. This fun, energizing program helps active adults take greater control of their health with physical activity, education and social interaction.
With SilverSneakers you have lots of great benefits, including a fitness membership at no extra cost.
What is SilverSneakers® Fitness program?
SilverSneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps active adults take greater control of their health through physical activity, education and social interaction. Offered as a benefit to Medicare-eligible members of participating health plans, SilverSneakers includes:
How do I enroll in SilverSneakers®?
Visit a SilverSneakers fitness location and show the SilverSneakers ID card you received in the mail at the front desk. You can take the location’s enrollment materials and fill them out at home.
You may also sign up online. Have your health plan ID card handy and go to silversneakers.com , and create a user name and password.
Are there any additional charges from a fitness location?
Not if you stay within the limits of a basic fitness membership. Services not included in a basic membership (such as tanning or personal training) may cost extra. You are responsible for any extra charges.
What locations may I use?
You may use any SilverSneakers location in the nation. Find locations by ZIP code at silversneakers.com or by calling 1-888-423-4632 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
Don’t see an answer to your question here? Check out our SilverSneakers FAQ document for more information.
Originally published 1/2/2018; Revised 2019, 2021
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