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Physical activity has been shown to reduce risk of morbidity, mortality and prolongs life expectancy in the elderly population. However, many factors can inhibit one’s ability to exercise, including economic strain. Fortunately, a program known as SilverSneakers provides access to fitness centers and fitness classes designed for seniors which is included with certain eligible Medicare plans. This project aims to promote physical activity in patients aged 65 or greater who may not be aware of the potential access they have to local health clubs in the greater Southern Connecticut area.
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Brand, Stephen, "Promoting exercise in the elderly population through an informative handout" (2022). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 902.