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


PITTSBURGH (May 23, 2016) – UPMC for Life members and anyone age 65 and over can receive complimentary admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

For the tenth 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 four 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. Health Care Concierges will be available to discuss UPMC for Life plan benefits and explain how members can join a participating fitness facility at no additional cost through our health and wellness program.

Entertainment includes a Zumba demonstration in the PNC Pavilion and karaoke singing. Participants can also meet the Farm Kings and learn about Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs that can help you stay healthy by eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

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 the Penn State Altoona Slep Student Center in Altoona, Blair County, at the Consol Energy Park in Washington, Washington County, and at the UPMC Horizon Wellness Center in Mercer, Mercer County.

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About UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Health Plan, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is among the nation’s fastest-growing health plans. It is owned by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider. As part of an integrated health care delivery system, UPMC Health Plan is committed to providing its members better health, more financial security, and the peace of mind they deserve. UPMC Health Plan partners with UPMC and community network providers to produce a combination of knowledge and expertise that provides the highest quality care at the most affordable price. The UPMC Insurance Services Division — which includes UPMC Health Plan, UPMC WorkPartners, LifeSolutions, UPMC for Life, UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, Askesis, and Community Care Behavioral Health — offers a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers’ compensation products and services to over 2.9 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.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits may change on January 1 of each year.

The UPMC for Life HMO and PPO plans and the UPMC for Life Dual (HMO SNP) plan have contracts with Medicare. UPMC for Life Dual also has a contract with the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program. Enrollment in UPMC for Life depends on contract renewal. UPMC for Life is a product of and operated by UPMC Health Plan Inc., UPMC Health Network Inc., and UPMC Health Benefits Inc. UPMC for Life Dual is a product of and operated by UPMC for You Inc.