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What’s included?

SilverSneakers gives you:

  • Access to Damien Roche Fitness Center fitness equipment and regular classes.
  • Access to over 13,000 other facilities across the country.
  • Specially-designed, signature exercise classes for all fitness levels**
  • Some pools, tennis courts and walking tracks**
  • Access to enroll at multiple locations.
  • Social events in your community
  • Online resources with nutrition and fitness tips

Which locations can I use?

Don't worry.... as well as access to Damien Roche Fitness Center, there are more than 13,000 other SilverSneakers locations across the nation. You can enroll and participate at multiple locations at any time! Click here to find locations near you, or near where you will be staying while on vacation or extended stays away.

What group exercise classes are included?

SilverSneakers offers several signature classes for all ability levels and interests, including:

SilverSneakers Classic
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

Are the classes safe?

All SilverSneakers classes are designed by experts in older adult fitness and taught by credentialed fitness professionals. SilverSneakers classes are created for adults of all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Modifications are offered and chairs are available in certain classes.

What if I already have a fitness membership?

If you currently have membership at Damien Roche Fitness Center and you’re eligible for SilverSneakers through your health plan, speak to the staff at the front desk about making your transition without interrruption.

How do I get started?

  1. Click here to find a location near you.
  2. Take your SilverSneakers card or 16-digit member ID to any location. (Click here to print your card or view your member ID).
  3. Tell the front desk staff you want to enroll and ask for a tour.
  4. Or simply drop in or call Damien Roche Fitness and let their staff do it for you.

Should I see a doctor before I enroll?

If you’re new to fitness, recovering from an injury or want to know which exercises are right for you, talk to your doctor.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothing and well-fitting, athletic shoes. Light, cotton materials that are loose-fitting tend to be more comfortable for workouts.

Are locations accessible to people with disabilities?

Most locations are wheelchair accessible, but we cannot guarantee full accessibility. Call the participating location you’re interested in prior to your first visit. Damien Roche Fitness Center is wheel chair accessible to the gym, however SilverSneaker classes take place on the first floor, accessible only by stairs..

Other questions regarding your membership?

If you have additional questions regarding your SilverSneakers eligibility or membership, contact silversneakerswebcontact@healthways.com or call customer service at 866-584-7389, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

 

*We partner with health plans and retirement groups to check your eligibility. Your information is safe with us in accordance to our privacy policy.

**Classes and amenities vary by location. Classes not offered at all locations, but Damien Roche Fitness Center does offer access to all regular classes on their schedule and not just SilverSneakers. They also offer full access to their Gym and Spinning studio.

If you are in need of an at-home kit, please visit us online or call our Customer Service phone number. These kits are offered for members who want to start working out at home or for those who can’t get to a fitness location due to injury, illness or being homebound.

Congratulations on your new benefit! We look forward to seeing you! 
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