Two Johnson County Park and Recreation District fitness facilities have recently come on board as locations for the Silver Sneakers® wellness program for adults age 65 and older. The Silver Sneakers® benefit is included with many Medicare Plans.
The participating JCPRD facilities are the Fitness Center on the upper floor of the Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee, and the Fitness Room at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
“Silver Sneakers® is a well-known and well respected program,” said 50 Plus Recreation Specialist Libby Scarborough. “Over the years many individuals have participated in our other programs and have asked if our locations offer this wellness benefit. We are excited to now be able to say yes we do! Silver Sneakers® is allowing us to expand the impact we have within our communities and connect individuals with additional health and wellness options.”
Beginning in January, Mill Creek Activity Center will be offering Silver Sneakers® Classic, yoga and circuit classes, which are also free to those with the Silver Sneakers® benefit.
In addition to Silver Sneakers®, both participating JCPRD sites are also accepting Prime Fitness and Fitness Your Way members. Prime fitness is most commonly made available through an employer health plan and Fitness Your Way is available to members and their dependents over age 18 who have healthcare coverage with a participating Blue365 plan.
Individuals who are interested in utilizing the fitness facilities at the Mill Creek Activity Center or the Roeland Park Community Center through Silver Sneakers® can check their eligibility by visiting silversneakers.com or by calling (913) 826-2950 for Mill Creek or (913) 826-3160 for Roeland Park. Checking eligibility online is easy! You’ll be asked for your name (as it appears on your insurance card), date of birth, zip code, and contact information.