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SilverSneakers® Announces National Swanson Award Winner


DeWitt, Michigan resident, Sally Miller, recognized for motivating and supporting others

CHANDLER, Ariz. , Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverSneakers ® by Tivity Health (NASDAQ: TVTY), the nation's leading community fitness program for older Americans, announced today the national winner of the 2018 SilverSneakers Swanson Award . DeWitt, Michigan resident, Sally Miller has been named the winner of the 14 th annual award, which is presented to one member whose commitment to health and staying active encourages others to love life longer.

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Sally, a member of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan , doesn't just work out at Snap Fitness , she befriends everyone she meets. According to her son Robb, who nominated her for the award and who owns the Snap Fitness location, it's a "fitness family business." Sally makes it her personal mission to greet new members, send get well cards and organize birthday parties and outside events for her fellow SilverSneakers members. Her energy is contagious, and she loves motivating and cheering on those around her. Sally loves to talk to members about the SilverSneakers program and listens with a warm heart when members are having life challenges. It is because of her enthusiasm the SilverSneakers program at her location has grown to 25 members.

Sally Miller and nine other SilverSneakers members were selected as finalists for the award, and a public online vote determined the national winner. Sally's inspiring story received 37 percent of all votes earning her the honor of the national SilverSneakers Swanson Award winner .

The Swanson Award honors a SilverSneakers member who has improved his or her own life through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates physical activity while inspiring and motivating others along the way. The award was created by SilverSneakers founder, Mary Swanson , whose father served as the inspiration for the nationally acclaimed fitness program.

"Sally demonstrates the social benefits of the SilverSneakers program, welcoming other members and making sure they feel included. She is such a deserving recipient of the Swanson Award and a great ambassador for our program," said Donato Tramuto , Tivity Health CEO. "Sally, and the member stories we receive through the nomination process, shows the remarkable ways SilverSneakers support members – physically, emotionally and mentally."

SilverSneakers is a free fitness program for seniors that comes with qualifying Medicare plans, giving members access to more than 14,000 fitness and wellness locations across the country. With national reciprocity, 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 trained SilverSneakers instructors.

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

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 fitness and wellness locations across the country. For more information, to check eligibility or enroll, go to SilverSneakers.com .

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 tivityhealth.com .

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