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The City of Edgewater Recreation Department this month launched their new relationship with both SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit, insurance-based programs for individuals 60 years and older.

The programs give older adults access to countless facilities related to health and fitness without having to pay for a membership. The cost is associated to participants’ supplemental insurance plans – specialty classes at the Edgewater facility only, do have an out-of-pocket fee, over and above beginner spin and yoga.

Participation is open to all, in and out of Edgewater and Jefferson County. For those older adults that are not interested in using the traditional facilities to live a healthier life (weights, cardio, stations) Edgewater welcomes and encourages them to come by and sign up for their Senior FREE Walk pass. This allows older adults not wanting to use weights or other equipment to solely use the indoor walking/running track at your leisure, as often as they would like, for free.

Like most facilities serving the older adult population, visitors will be able to access the City of Edgewater’s Fitness Center amenities including weights and cardio, the indoor walking/running track, various free-standing fitness stations, basketball courts, open gym times including pickleball courts, beginner yoga and spin, and universal locker rooms and lockers.

To obtain a pass, check in at the Fitness Center desk located on the second floor of the new Edgewater Civic Center, 1800 Harlan St. (two blocks south of 20th Avenue), and present your SilverSneakers or Silver&Fit I.D. card with your 16-digit I.D. number, bring a statement or letter with your number on it or show us another facilities I.D. card that may have your I.D. on it. Edgewater will collect your general contact information and take your picture for your new Edgewater I.D. card.

The City of Edgewater’s Fitness Center is open Monday through Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to  5 p.m.

For more information about the City of Edgewater’s Fitness Center and available classes, visit www.playedgewater.com or call 720-763-3011.