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Gina Pferdehirt
Director, Public Relations & Community Relations
UPMC Health Plan

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

PITTSBURGH (May 16, 2018) – UPMC for Life members and anyone aged 65 and older can receive free admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for the 25th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wed., May 30, 2018. Nationally, more than 100,000 older adults will participate in health promotion events at more than 1,000 locations.

In Pennsylvania, UPMC for Life, the Medicare Advantage plan of UPMC Health Plan, is the state sponsor for National Senior Health & Fitness Day for the 11th consecutive year. UPMC for Life will host five events around the state that day, including this one at the zoo.

Visitors to the Pittsburgh Zoo event, which is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., can receive free preventive screenings*, including a blood pressure reading and a bone density test. 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.

Entertainment includes Zumba and belly dancing demonstrations as well as karaoke singing, line dancing, and pickleball. Participants can also ask pharmacists questions about prescription drugs and speak with a health care concierge about their plan benefits.

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 Wild Things Park in Washington, Washington County; at the UPMC Horizon Wellness Center in Mercer, Mercer County; and at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Berks County.

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*Preventive screenings are available for UPMC for Life members only. Make sure you bring your member ID card with you to receive preventive screenings. Non-members will not be able to receive preventive screenings.

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, the UPMC for Life Dual (HMO SNP) plan, and the UPMC for Life Options (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 and UPMC for Life Options are products 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.


About UPMC Insurance Services Division

The UPMC Insurance Services Division is owned by UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), a world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, Pa. The UPMC Insurance Services Division—which includes UPMC Health Plan, WorkPartners, UPMC for Life, UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, 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 more than 3.4 million members. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.