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Wilmington Family YMCA Launches New Silver&Fit® Exercise & Healthy Aging Program Targeted to Older Adults

New Program Offers No-Cost or Low-Cost Exercise Options for Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries

Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) October 28, 2015

The Wilmington Family YMCA is pleased to announce that it is now offering the Silver&Fit Exercise and Healthy Aging program at its locations in Wilmington to help older adults achieve improved health through regular exercise. The Silver&Fit program was designed to provide Medicare beneficiaries with opportunities to improve their fitness by offering no-cost or low-cost access to fitness facility memberships at a contracted fitness club or exercise center. The Silver&Fit program is a product of American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH).

“We are thrilled to become part of the Silver&Fit national facility network,” said Patrick O’Brien, Membership Director. “At the Wilmington Family YMCA, we’re dedicated to helping people of all ages and health levels improve their fitness. By offering the Silver&Fit program, we can better help our maturing members maintain a regular schedule of exercise that can improve their overall quality of life.”

The Silver&Fit program covers all classes offered by the Wilmington Family YMCA. Please call the Y for a class schedule at 910-769-6797.

In a survey of randomly selected Silver&Fit Fitness Facility members conducted by an independent research firm, nearly 98 percent of respondents expressed overall satisfaction with the Silver&Fit fitness facility program, and 98 percent stated that the group fitness classes improved their overall health. More than 78 percent said that their participation in the Silver&Fit program had improved their social network and helped them make friends.

The Silver&Fit program is available to people who are Medicare-eligible and have purchased Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement coverage that includes the Silver&Fit program as a benefit. For more information about whether your Medicare plan includes the Silver&Fit program, please contact your health plan or 1-800-MEDICARE.

About the Y
The Wilmington Family YMCA serves more than 8,000 people each year, including 2,000 children under the age of 18. Through a variety of programs and services focused on the holistic development of children and youth, and family strengthening, YMCAs unite men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. The Wilmington Family YMCA has proudly served the community for nearly 125 years by building healthy spirit, mind and body for all. For more information, visit

About the Silver&Fit® Exercise & Healthy Aging Program

The Silver&Fit® program is an exercise and healthy aging program providing unique, evidence-based fitness and health education activities for Medicare beneficiaries and group retirees. Silver&Fit members have access to: no-cost or low-cost memberships at a participating, contracted fitness club or exercise center, or to the Silver&Fit Home Fitness program for those who prefer or need to work out at home;, a website providing health tools and resources specifically designed for older adults; The Silver Slate® newsletter; and a toll-free customer service hotline. For more information, visit or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on Facebook at, YouTube at, Pinterest at, Twitter at @SilverandFit and Instagram at #SilverandFit.

The Silver&Fit program is a product of American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH).

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