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JCC Offers Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Programs to Members and Non-Members

From JCC:

The JCC (Jewish Community Center) offers two Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program classes to men & women at their facility, 500 Clubhouse Road in Vestal. Both the “SilverSneakers Classic” and the “SilverSneakers Yoga” are ongoing classes for SilverSneakers members and to the general community, whether a JCC member or not. Many health plans offer SilverSneakers to people who are eligible for Medicare or to group retirees.

SilverSneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. “”The classes help participants with strength, flexibility and balance,” says Jill Lukach, who teaches both classes and is certified through the AFAA (American Fitness & Aerobics Association. “The groups have a lot of fun – they socialize which exercising,” she adds.

Class Descriptions
SilverSneakers Classic: Offered Monday & Thursday from 10:45am – 11:30am. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

SilverSneakers Yoga:
SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Other SilverSneakers benefits at the JCC include: 1) access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, sauna and other available amenities, 2) customized SilverSneakers classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance, and 3) member-only access to online support that can help you lose weight, quit smoking or reduce your stress

Contact the JCC at 607-724-2417 for more information, or directly to 1-888-423-4632 (TTY: 711) to find out if your health plan offers SilverSneakers. SilverSneakers is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc.
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