Blue Shield of California now offers the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program to subscribers of the Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plans throughout California. The current Medigap subscribers can join the Silver Sneakers program at no additional cost and enjoy fitness, fun and friends with the award-winning program. Designed exclusively for older adults and taught by certified instructors, offers an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle direction and social opportunities to Medicare-eligible individuals. Studies have found individuals who participate in Silver Sneakers have a significantly lower risk of depression and require fewer admissions to the hospital.
Did you know … Blue Shield is the only California based company to offer Silver Sneakers with their Medicare Supplement plans. This award winning fitness program gives members a fitness club membership and access to more than 10,000 participating locations across the country, including 24 Hour Fitness, YMCAs and many others. Best of all, it’s at no extra cost to you.
Silver Sneakers … Members have access to a wide variety of benefits, including: A basic fitness membership at any participating location around the country, with access to all amenities usually included with a basic membership.
- A trained Senior adviser at each fitness location to introduce you to Silver Sneakers, show you around the location and help you get started.
- Silver Sneakers classes.
- Silver Sneakers Steps, for members without convenient access to a location.
- ACT NOW for Fitness … to help you track your health progress.
- Health education seminars and other events.
Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan members who reside 15 miles or further from a participating Silver Sneakers location have access to the Silver Sneakers Steps program. Members count the steps they take daily while engaging in activities they enjoy such as walking, dancing, playing with the grand kids or working in the yard. Silver Sneakers Steps members receive a kit that includes a step counter, exercise bands, an exercise DVD, exercise illustration cards and a drawstring bag to store their Steps program tools.
How do I enroll in Silver Sneakers … Enrolling is easy. Take your health ID card to a Silver Sneakers participating fitness location and the friendly staff will take care of the rest. It usually takes less then 30 minutes.
Am I limited to using just one fitness location? No. You are welcome to use any of the more than 9,000 participating locations nationwide. After you enroll, you will receive a listing of participating locations near you, amenities, addresses, and phone numbers. Or, you can go here: http://www.silversneakers.com
Feel free to call (800-700-1246) or email anytime with questions.