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Death of Silver Sneakers Program encourages less exercise by AARP

Extremely disappointed to find out out Jan 1 2019 that free Silver Seniors was being discontinued by AARP/UHC in California.  This action jointly taken by both AARP and UHC will result in less exercise by AARP members that can no longer afford gym memberships.  You could say that AARP is discouraging their members to exercise by making gym memberships less affordable.

They did this at the exact same time that the prestigous Cleveland Clinic published a 10 year study that concluded that a SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE WAS MORE HARMFUL TO HEALTH THAN SMOKING.

As a 20 year AARP member, this action makes me wonder about AARP's commitment to its members.  I wrote a letter to the AARP President on this issue, but only got a form letter back that did not address any of the issues raised in my letter.

If you agree with this post, please send me a message (email address removed due to TOS violation).

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I have seen nothing to indicate that AARP had any part of the decision by UHC to drop Silver Sneakers. Pretty sure this was a UHC decision alone.


If you can show otherwise I would love to see it.

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