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The Williams YMCA of Avery County

About Silver Sneakers & Silver & Fit

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Why Silver Sneakers & Silver and Fit not available at our YMCA

There have been many questions posed about the Humana/Blue Cross Blue Shield health initiative “Silver Sneakers”. This initiative is NOT to be confused with the group exercise class of the same name. The health initiative is offered as a membership to participating fitness clubs. Membership dues would be paid by Silver Sneakers to participating fitness club per visit. The participating fitness club would receive, on average, $2.50 per visit. With the majority of our membership base made up of seniors, it would be difficult for the YMCA to shoulder the decrease in revenue that would occur and continue to offer high quality programming for everyone, should we agree to their terms. The Williams YMCA is a non-profit 501-C3. Offering the programs and continuing our mission of helping the community is only made possible through revenue generated through membership dues, program fees, and generous donors. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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