Starting May 15, older adults may participate in the SilverSneakers program at the Shaw JCC. SilverSneakers is a national exercise and health and wellness program. Individuals (65 and over) who are Medicare-eligible may qualify for SilverSneakers and receive a senior adult membership to the JCC at no additional cost.
SilverSneakers members will have access to the Shaw JCC’s fitness center, including cardio and weight equipment, indoor and outdoor pools, group exercise classes including water fitness, racquetball and tennis courts and full gymnasium.
“The program not only offers physical activity but also health education and social events,” said Michael Neumann, Shaw JCC executive director. “What sets the Shaw JCC apart from other fitness centers is that we are truly a community center, and we offer many extras that you won’t find elsewhere.”
The Shaw JCC offers a full menu of personal training and massage therapy services at a reduced cost for its members. A variety of free health education workshops are offered throughout the year to help older adults with memory and concentration, blood pressure checks and more. SilverSneakers members are invited to enjoy senior adult programming to include theater going, dining out, playing cards and watching movies.
“You don’t need to be Jewish to be a member of the Shaw JCC,” said Neumann. “In fact, many of our members are not. We invite you to come and be a part of our community.”
The public is invited to learn more during an Open House, Friday, May 12, noon to 1 p.m. Visitors may tour the facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and join the SilverSneakers program.
“There is no better time to join the JCC. The outdoor pool opens Saturday, May 27 which adds a whole other level of value to your membership,” added Neumann.
There are more than 13 million people eligible for the SilverSneakers benefit through the nation’s leading Medicare Advantage health plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. For those members, the benefit is offered at no additional cost. To check eligibility, go to www.silversneakers.com.
Shaw JCC is located at 750 White Pond Dr., in Akron.
For info or to find out if you or a family member qualifies, contact Jaclyne Sesock, membership sales director, at (330) 835-0049 or email [email protected].