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Senior Health

In the United States, people are living longer. As we get older, our bodies and minds change, but you can still live an active and healthy life. Being proactive by eating a healthy diet and exercising can prevent medical problems as you age. It's important to get the proper nutrition and maintain healthy habits to promote heart, bone, joint and muscle health, prevent constipation, and keep your memory sharp.

Wellness and Support Programs
If you're a senior, we encourage you to participate in a wellness program to maintain your overall health. Programs for seniors range from one session to multiple sessions over several weeks. Typical information includes:

  • Mild stretching and physical activity instruction
  • Recognizing risk factors for various health issues
  • Avoiding low back and other pain
  • Nutrition hints and suggestions
  • Safety consideration in the home
  • How to build a better relationship with your doctor

To sign up for one of the wellness seminars or support groups in BlueShield of NENY’s Senior Health Program, or for more information, call the number listed below.


Alzheimers Disease Support Center:
Senior Support Groups
1-518-564-3370

Fitness Professionals on Demand of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties:
Fitness for Proactive Seniors
1-518-505-2669

Glens Falls Senior Center of Warren County:
Programs, services and support
1-518-793-2189

Hart to Heart Fitness of Albany:
Physical Activity Classes for Seniors
1-518-456-1058

Retired and Senior Volunteer of Clinton County:
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
1-518-566-0944

Rotterdam Senior Citizens Inc. of Schenectady County:
Senior Recreation Center
1-518-356-1561

Senior Citizen's Center of Saratoga County:
Recreation and Education Programs include:
Creative Arts
Exercise
Literary Group
1-518-584-1621

Stress Techniques of Albany:
Stress Management Workshop
1-518-755-5053

Whittier Place of Columbia County:
Senior Support Groups
1-518-828-0900

Additional Resources

50-Plus Life Long Fitness

Administration on Aging

Alzheimer's Association
1-800-272-3900

American Association of Retired Persons

Glaucoma Research Foundation
1-800-826-6693

Related Health Topics

Contact Our Health Management Team

Speak with a care manager today! Call 1-877-878-8785, option 2.


Did You Know?

Members eligible to receive our wellness debit card can redeem their card at various wellness centers, including yoga studios, and massage, spa services and more!