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The West Shore Community College Recreation Center is partnering to provide complementary memberships to members of the nationally recognized SilverSneakers® program. Through this collaboration, the Rec Center will now offer older adults a way to increase their levels of physical activity while motivating them to remain active. SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading community fitness program designed exclusively for older adults.

“We’re thrilled to partner with SilverSneakers” stated Julie Page Smith, director of wellness center. “This collaboration emphasizes our commitment to a healthier community. We hope to see community members take advantage of this opportunity”

SilverSneakers helps older adults take greater control of their health through a variety of fitness offerings that engages participants in more frequent strength training, aerobic, and flexibility exercise by providing access to a variety of venues and programming designed specifically for older adults. There are more than 14.5 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.

The WSCC Rec Center is located at 3000 North Stiles in Scottville. To learn more about its SilverSneakers offerings, call 231-843-5543.

SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans. For more information, to check eligibility or enroll, go to SilverSneakers.com.