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Richard G. Snyder YMCA announces Active&Fit® and Silver&Fit® partnership
The new year will bring more opportunities for Armstrong County residents to enjoy the benefits of a free membership at the Richard G. Snyder YMCA. Stop in today to see if you qualify.
Active&Fit® is the new program for people ages 18 to 64 and Silver&Fit® is for those 65 and older. People qualify for these benefits through their health insurance and can visit the Y or call their health plan to learn if they are eligible.
Hillary Brown, Fitness Director, is excited about what these programs mean for Armstrong County. “The Y decided to offer this opportunity because we want to motivate people who may not come on their own,” she said. “Some insurance companies offer incentives like Active&Fit® and Silver&Fit® to encourage their clients to become active and healthy, and the Y is thrilled to help area residents feel healthier and be stronger.”
Those who qualify for Active&Fit® will receive a free membership. Silver&Fit® participants will be able to take advantage of a free membership and participate in all Senior-designated land and water classes at no charge.
Current senior classes, such as Tai Chi and Arthritis Water, will be offered free to eligible seniors and more free classes will be added as the Y continues to expand its facility.
Senior Coordinator, Aylish Lynch, added that the Y’s senior program includes more than just fitness. “We hold monthly social activities, including trips and luncheons, to increase social interactions,” she said. “Our newest activities include a book club and a weekly bible study.”
“We hope that people will take advantage of this opportunity,” said Lynch. “The Y is happy to have this opportunity to help Armstrong County residents live healthier lives and become more active.”
The Y organization in Armstrong County began nearly 150 years ago in 1867 and belongs to the national Y organization. In 2012, the Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus opened its doors in a new 27,000 sq. ft., 6.2 million dollar facility on Water Street in Kittanning, beginning an exciting new chapter in the local organization’s history. The RGS Y is committed to strengthening the Armstrong County community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.