UPMC Health Plan
Pittsburgh (May 18, 2022) – UPMC for Life members and anyone aged 60 and older are invited to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium on May 25 to participate in the 29th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. This is the largest senior health and wellness event in the nation with more than 100,000 people expected to participate in health promotion events across the country.
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 15th consecutive year.
“The physical and mental health benefits of staying active and fit are so important for older Pennsylvanians. That’s why UPMC for Life is proud to celebrate our 15th year of serving as the state sponsor of National Senior Health & Fitness Day in Pennsylvania,” said Diane Holder, President and CEO of UPMC Health Plan. “UPMC for Life is excited to coordinate events across the state and we encourage seniors to get involved so they can lead active and healthy lifestyles.”
Pittsburgh Participation and Other Regions
This year, UPMC for Life will host four activity-filled events around the state on May 25—including this event at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. UPMC for Life members and anyone aged 60 and older can receive free admission to the Zoo all day. Participants can enjoy a Zoo walk, a SilverSneakers® fitness demo, caricatures, line dancing with Roland Ford, and many more activities, including free t-shirt giveaways. UPMC clinical staff will also be on hand to help members with preventive health assessments and blood pressure screenings.
UPMC for Life is also hosting National Senior Health & Fitness Day events in Erie, PA at the Erie Zoo, at Lakemont Park in Altoona, PA, and the Williamsport Branch of the YMCA located in Williamsport, PA.
All events start at 10 a.m. and are free to UPMC for Life members and anyone 60 or older. Members should bring their member ID card.
And if participants cannot join in-person, they are encouraged to keep it moving with their SilverSneakers® benefits, including the SilverSneakers GO mobile app, which provides workout programs designed for seniors at home or on the go. To download the app, simply search “SilverSneakers GO” in the Apple App Store® or Google Play™.
About UPMC Insurance Services
The UPMC Insurance Services Division serves 4 million members and is owned and operated by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider and insurer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The UPMC Insurance Services Division provides commercial products through UPMC Health Plan for both groups and individuals. Its commercial products also include workers' compensation and employee assistance from nationally known Workpartners®. Government products include Medicare Advantage plans (UPMC for Life); special needs plans for those who are eligible for Medicare and Medical Assistance (UPMC for Life Complete Care and UPMC Community HealthChoices); a Medical Assistance plan (UPMC for You); and Children's Health Insurance Program plans (UPMC for Kids). Community Care Behavioral Health Organization—one of the nation's largest nonprofit managed care behavioral health organizations—is also part of the Insurance Services Division. Community Care offers a full range of services to commercial and Medical Assistance members. For more information, visit upmchealthplan.com.