NEWNAN, Ga. (April 28, 2011) – Piedmont Newnan Hospital Wellness Center, located at 26 W. Court Square in Newnan, is recognizing the unique needs of the older adults in the community by partnering with the nationally recognized Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. The Wellness Center is now able to offer older adults a way to increase their levels of physical activity while motivating them to remain active. SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults and is available at little or no additional cost (beyond any monthly premium) to eligible Medicare health plan and group retiree members.
“Research points to the significant health benefits of regular exercise for older adults,” says Dee Glazier, SilverSneakers Senior Advisor at the Wellness Center. “In addition to helping our members stay physically healthy, SilverSneakers also offers a great way for them to socialize, meet new friends and have fun.”
With the SilverSneakers premier network, eligible members receive access to a variety of participating locations throughout the country. Many sites offer amenities such as fitness equipment, treadmills and free weights, and the signature SilverSneakers Fitness Program classes, designed specifically for older adults and taught by certified instructors. A designated staff member will assist members along the way.
To find out if you are eligible for SilverSneakers, please contact your health plan provider. For more information regarding the SilverSneakers Fitness Program contact the Wellness Center at 770-254-3550, visit www.silversneakers.com or call 888-423-4632.