Who Is Eligible for the Silver Sneakers Program?

Residents of the United States age 65 or older are eligible for Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness memberships. The membership is included with more than 65 Medicare health plans and is available for purchase separately if not provided by a health insurer.

An assessment during enrollment determines if a physician’s approval is required before exercise is permitted through the program. As of 2015, there are approximately 13,000 participating locations nationwide. A list of locations, contact information and amenities is provided upon enrollment. The SilverSneakers website also provides a locator tool to identify nearby locations. Most locations offer exercise equipment, which can be utilized for an individual approach, in addition to group fitness classes that target aging adults.