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United Healthcare is also discontinuing Silver Sneakers in Kentucky.  Any ideas on how we can fight this?

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I also received a letter from MI United Healthcare telling me and my husband that Silver Sneakers would no longer be covered by my insurance plan.  I spoke with a representative about this matter and was told that strong support was shown for the alternative benefits they will offer in place of Silver Sneakers and that these benefits would support a larger number of their membership. 

These are 1. Personalized wellness resources.  (this involves phone and wellness coaches and joining online groups. 2. A registered nurse by phone. 3. Community resources, healthcare cost saving opportunities and social services.  

All these may or may not be exciting to others but I seriously doubt it takes the place of joining a Silver Sneakers group where you have both social interaction and physical exercise.  I suspect some of the new services might be a means of financial reimbursement for United Healthcare from Medicare.  

AARP should use their immense lobbying power to support all their members in making Silver Sneakers available.  As you have so often preached there is nothing more medically and mentally important than getting up and out of the house and exercising.  Group interaction is an important part of this.

I have supported AARP in all their requests to help lobby for other good issues.  Please help us to keep Siliver Sneakers as a part of the AARP United Healthcare plan in all states.

 

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Silver Sneakers is being removed from AARP Medicare plans, at least in Michigan, as of January 1 2017.  What a shame.  They're replacing it with a 50% discount at some fitness centers.

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You can go to any gym or fitness facility that participates in Silver Sneakers give them your name, address (you don’t need to even tell them who your insurance is) and they can tell you using the Silver Sneakers database if you have that benefit.

 

My AARP/United Healthcare supplement plan includes Silver Sneakers.

 

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Ibelong to a gym " Planet Fitness" in milwaukee wisconsin.  and my friend got silver sneakers throuh his insuransance, humana.  I would like to know if AARP has silver sneakers for my gym.   If i get silver sneakers then i can participate with more in my gym.

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i belong to a gym Planet Fitness in milwaukee wisconsin.  and my friend got silver sneakers throuh his insuransance, humana.  I would like to know if AARP has silver sneakers for my gym.   If i get silver sneakers then i can participate with more in my gym.

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I belong to Silver Sneakers through my Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance through my employer; I am now retired. I have a friend who has her's through AARP, and is happy with it. Your problem seems to be local choices. There are many choices if you are willing to go out of your locale. I have 3 choices in my town of Round Rock, TX including Fitness 19 (where I go), Gold's Gym, and a 24-hour gym whose name I can't remember. AARP or United Health needs to vet these gyms because they are paying for your use of the facility. I wouldn't go where you described either. Hope you find a solution.
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AARP does not provide Silver Sneakers, United Healthcare does. Confusing, I know but you need to talk to them.
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@lynneleahy wrote:

I live in Oregon and AARP canceled my Silver Sneakers when I moved here. I don't get it as I have paid my AARP membership since 2008. Why cancel Silver Sneakers?? Can someone from AARP  answer this?




 

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I live in Oregon and AARP canceled my Silver Sneakers when I moved here. I don't get it as I have paid my AARP membership since 2008. Why cancel Silver Sneakers?? Can someone from AARP  answer this?

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