This week I received my Silver Sneakers card that comes with my Aetna Medicare Advantage insurance plan. The hospital near us switched insurance companies, so I did too. That SilverSneakers is provided was a pleasant surprise.
SilverSneakers is a exercise program provided with some Medicare Insurance plans at no extra fee that allows access to more than 13,000 facilities and locations.
Near our Del Webb Community, there are 4 locations. Mulberry Creek Community Center, a recreation/senior center is the one I used to walk all last Winter at their indoor track. Now I don’t have to pay a dollar each visit. I know they have classes for yoga and Tai Chi too.
Also in the program are two Anytime Fitness locations nearby and a Workout Anytime on Spout Springs road. I will have to check them out.
Mary Ann and I will be going down to Destin Florida this Spring for a week, maybe I can use my SilverSneakers card at a gym down there. That would be a big benefit to me, since I will be training for the National Senior Games in June.
Our clubhouse and gym is not closed much, but for the few days a year when they are, maybe I could use the Anytime Gym for a day or two. The SilverSneakers information sheet says I can use my card anywhere, anytime, even at multiple locations.
I bet with the new Del Webb at Chateau Elan coming this year, these gyms will have enough of us SilverSneakers members to offer some unique programs for us.