Silver & Fit offers free, low-cost services at Monon Community Center

Seniors participate in a class at the Monon Community Center. (Submitted photo)

Seniors participate in a class at the Monon Community Center. (Submitted photo)

By Renee Larr

The Monon Community Center is offering a new program for seniors with Medicare called Silver & Fit. The program was designed to provide Medicare beneficiaries with opportunities to improve their fitness by offering no-cost or low-cost access to exercise centers.

The MCC aims to promote inclusion by offering classes to people of every age, fitness level and ability.

“It has a lot to do with our mission, as a whole, and how we promote inclusion for the community. This is just another facet of the community we want to be able to offer programming for,” said Lindsay Labas, MCC marketing director. “It’s really important to us to have the older demographic come use the facility, stay active and keep their quality of life as high as they possibly can. So for us it’s a win-win situation to get them into the facility and to get them following their active lifestyles and goals.”

The program is available to seniors who are enrolled in Medicare and have purchased a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement coverage that includes the Silver & Fit program. Seniors can find out if they are eligible by contacting Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE.

The program allows individuals to enroll in and utilize the entire facility along with group fitness classes. Members can access all of the amenities available to members, such as the fitness center, indoor pool, seasonal Waterpark and KidZone.

“The benefit of Silver & Fit is that the participants that are eligible can take any one of our group fitness classes,” Labas said.

A monthly membership for seniors is $37. Medicare will then reimburse a percentage to eligible members.

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