Tivity Health has become a Member of the MIT AgeLab. Tivity Health (formerly Healthways, Inc.) develops and manages extensive networks of fitness centers and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers to make healthy living and aging choices more accessible for millions of Americans. As a Member, Tivity Health will support AgeLab research on the connection between physical fitness, mobility, and driver safety. More than 14.5 million Americans age 65 and older are eligible for SilverSneakers by Tivity Health, the nation’s leading fitness program for older adults, offered at more than 13,000 participating locations. In addition, the company provides access to more than 10,000 fitness centers through its Prime Fitness network and to CAM services and specialty benefits management through WholeHealth Living. With a focus on improving the health of those 50 and older, the company touches millions of consumers across the country, as well as healthcare practitioners, payers and employers. AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin noted that “we are excited to welcome the Tivity team to the AgeLab family of researchers and companies to envision a comprehensive approach to wellbeing and a high quality of life across the lifespan.” Tivity Health CEO Donato Tramuto added, “we look forward to working with Joe and the MIT AgeLab as we focus on our mission of empowering older adults to live their best lives – with vitality, dignity and purpose and enable healthy aging – both in place and in community.”
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