American Specialty Health Fitness and the Silver&Fit Program Announce Agreement with Senior Fitness, Inc.

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American Specialty Health Fitness has established an agreement with Senior Fitness, Inc. to endorse its fall prevention class for the Silver&Fit® exercise and healthy aging program.

Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter, founder of Senior Fitness, Inc.

The goal of the Silver&Fit program is to raise awareness that exercise can not only improve overall health, but also improve balance to reduce falls and injuries.

American Specialty Health Fitness has established an agreement with Senior Fitness, Inc. to endorse its fall prevention class for the Silver&Fit® exercise and healthy aging program.

Senior Fitness, headquartered in Penfield, New York, is dedicated to providing seniors with vital, life-enhancing health and fitness information. Their goal is to educate older adults about the benefits of physical fitness and fall prevention. Senior Fitness serves thousands of people across the nation.

“By teaching older adults proper stretching, exercise and balance techniques to prevent falls, seniors can potentially reduce injuries and fear, improving their own sense of emotional well-being,” said Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter, founder and a former Olympic diving coach. Her research regarding balance has covered every age group, from infants in the water to pre-school children, the elite Olympic athlete and older adults.

Dr. Perkins-Carpenter has devoted more than 50 years to the development of her unique Six-Step Balance System™ to improve and maintain the quality of life for seniors. The Six-Step Balance System is an evidenced-based program that utilizes repetitive practice of a series of movements and simple exercises, such as the “Stretching in Bed” and “Dancing with a Pillow,” to help older adults gain better balance.

“The goal of the Silver&Fit program is to raise awareness that exercise can not only improve overall health, but also improve balance to reduce falls and injuries,” said Silver&Fit Vice President Brett Hanson. “We’re excited to endorse the Six-Step Balance System taught by Senior Fitness.”

Since 2007, the Silver&Fit program has offered fitness and health education activities for health plans and their Medicare-eligible members and group retirees who join the program. The Silver&Fit program provides eligible members with a fully or partially subsidized fitness membership through a broad network of over 11,000 contracted fitness facilities nationwide, including national chains and YMCAs, as well as smaller, local community exercise centers.

Silver&Fit instructors seeking to teach Senior Fitness fall prevention or organizations wishing to provide fall prevention classes may contact Master Trainer Sharon Claye at (844) 278-6732.

About Senior Fitness, Inc.
Hailed as “America’s Ambassador to Senior Fitness,” Dr. Perkins-Carpenter has addressed the White House Conference on Aging, and was inducted into the Healthy American Fitness Leaders. She also was appointed as a consultant to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and is the author of two best-selling books, How to Prevent Falls and The Fun of Fitness, and the guide Stretching in Bed. For more information, visit howtopreventfalls.com or email Dr. Perkins-Carpenter at bpc(at)senior-fitness(dot)com.

About the Silver&Fit Exercise & Healthy Aging Program
The Silver&Fit® program is an exercise and healthy aging program providing unique fitness and health education activities for Medicare beneficiaries and group retirees. Silver&Fit members have access to: no-cost or low-cost memberships at a participating, contracted fitness club or exercise center, or to the Silver&Fit Home Exercise program for those who prefer or need to work out at home; SilverandFit.com, a website providing health tools and resources specifically designed for older adults; The Silver Slate® newsletter; and a toll-free customer service hotline. For more information, visit http://www.ASHCompanies.com or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/SilverandFit, YouTube at Youtube.com/silverandfit, Pinterest at Pinterest.com/silverandfit, Twitter at @SilverandFit and Instagram at @SilverandFit. The Silver&Fit program is a product of American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH).

About American Specialty Health
American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is one of the nation’s premier independent and privately-owned specialty health services organizations, providing specialty health care networks and programs, fitness and exercise programs and population health solutions for health plans, insurance carriers and employer groups. Operating from offices in San Diego, Calif., Southlake (Dallas), Texas, Carmel (Indianapolis), Ind., and Columbia, S.C., ASH has more than 1,200 employees and administers services for more than 34 million members nationwide. Additional products offered through ASH and its subsidiaries include Healthyroads®, FitnessCoach™, Active&Fit®, ExerciseRewardsTM and others. For more information about ASH, visit ASHCompanies.com or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter at @ASHCompanies.

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