SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Hosts Open House

Sep 17, 2008

SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Hosts Open House

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Canton, Ohio: Members of select AARP and Aetna Advantage Plans can now join Anthem and Humana enrollees in taking advantage of the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program at Mercy Health & Fitness Center. At no cost, eligible seniors can take advantage of the center's equipment and classes to increase their strength, range of motion, balance and agility.

SilverSneakers® will host an open house from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at Mercy Health & Fitness Center, located at 6200 Whipple Ave., NW, in North Canton. Visitors can view or participate in SilverSneakers® muscular strength and range of movement class from 10 to 11 a.m. This class includes a variety of basic choreography using a chair, hand held weights, elastic tubing and ball.

Silver Sneakers representatives and participating insurance companies will be available during the open house. Refreshments will be served, compliments of Healthways.

Mercy Health & Fitness Center extends the benefits of physical fitness to non-traditional exercisers, including people with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary disease and other chronic conditions. An experienced staff of nurses and exercise physiologists provide peace of mind and a safe workout environment for seniors.

To find out if you're eligible for SilverSneakers®, contact your insurance representative. To learn more about Mercy Health & Fitness Center and its wellness programs for seniors, or the open house, call (330) 966-8997.

Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton and Plain Township. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see www.cantonmercy.com.

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