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UPMC for Life to Host National Senior Health & Fitness Day at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium


PITTSBURGH (May 19, 2015) – UPMC for Life members and anyone age 65 and over can receive complimentary admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for the 22nd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

For the ninth consecutive year, UPMC for Life, the Medicare Advantage plan of UPMC Health Plan, is the Pennsylvania state sponsor for National Senior Health & Fitness Day. UPMC for Life will serve as host at three events around the state that day, including the one at the zoo. Nationally, more than 100,000 older adults will participate in health promotion events at more than 1,000 locations.

Visitors to the Pittsburgh Zoo event, which begins at 10 a.m., can receive free preventive services including blood pressure reading, lung function screening and a bone density test. A pharmacist will be present to discuss prescription drugs and UPMC for Life. Health Care Concierges will be available to discuss plan benefits.

Entertainment includes a Zumba demonstration, karaoke singing and the chance to explore the new tropical island exhibit at the zoo.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is located at One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206.

UPMC for Life is also hosting National Senior Health & Fitness Day events at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona, Blair County, and at Consol Energy Park in Washington, Washington County.


About UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Health Plan, the second-largest health insurer in western Pennsylvania, is owned by UPMC, an integrated global health enterprise. The integrated partner companies of the UPMC Insurance Services Division – which includes UPMC Health Plan, UPMC WorkPartners, LifeSolutions (EAP), UPMC for You (Medical Assistance), and Community Care Behavioral Health – offer a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers' compensation products and services to nearly 2.5 million members. Our local provider network includes UPMC as well as community providers, totaling more than 125 hospitals and more than 11,500 physicians throughout Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.