You are here

SilverSneakers® Seeks Nominations for Annual Award Celebrating Inspirational Members

SilverSneakers Swanson Award Honors Members’ Stories Nationwide

CHANDLER, Ariz., May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SilverSneakers®, the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans, by Tivity Health (NASDAQ:TVTY),  is now accepting nominations for the 14th annual SilverSneakers Swanson Award, presented to one member whose commitment to health and staying active encourages others to love life longer.

“As I travel the country meeting with SilverSneakers members, I am inspired by the incredible stories of the accomplishments of our members and am delighted to share them through this award program,” said Donato Tramuto, Tivity Health CEO.  “No other program has such a rich history and experience in improving the health of older adults, changing the lives of millions of Americans nationwide. While our program provides physical and social benefits to help change members’ lives, it’s our SilverSneakers members who inspire us and one another.”

Now through May 13, 2018, members can nominate themselves or someone they know by submitting their inspiring story online at Tivity Health will select the top 10 nominees and will share their stories on the SilverSneakers website. The national award recipient will be named based on the results of an open vote on Online voting will take place June 18-29, 2018, and the winner will be announced on July 2, 2018. 

SilverSneakers is a free fitness program for seniors that comes with qualifying Medicare plans, giving members unlimited access to more than 14,000 participating locations across the country. With national reciprocity for every location in the national network, SilverSneakers members have the freedom to travel and not miss a workout. The program offers access to the location, including weights, cardio equipment, pools and other amenities, as well as group exercise classes led by certified SilverSneakers instructors.

SilverSneakers has something for everyone at all levels of ability to support more than 15 million seniors eligible for the program. To learn more about SilverSneakers and the SilverSneakers Swanson Award, to check eligibility to receive the SilverSneakers benefit, or to find a class near you, visit

About SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans. The program was founded in 1992 and is available to more than 15 million Medicare beneficiaries through many Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans, giving members unlimited access to more than 14,000 participating locations across the country. For more information, to check eligibility or enroll, go to

About Tivity Health

Tivity Health, Inc. is a leading provider of fitness and health improvement programs, with strong capabilities in developing and managing network solutions. Through its existing three networks, SilverSneakers® - the nation’s leading fitness program for older adults, Prime® Fitness and WholeHealth Living™, Tivity Health is focused on targeted population health for those 50 and over. With more than 15 million Americans eligible for SilverSneakers, over 10,000 fitness centers in the Prime Fitness Network, and more than 25 years of clinical and operational expertise in managing specialty health benefits and networks, including chiropractic services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, acupuncture, massage and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) services, the company touches millions of consumers across the country and works directly with hundreds of healthcare practitioners and many of the nation’s largest payers and employers.  Learn more at

Margie Wojciechowski
Tivity Health
(480) 444-5332

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:45