Dancing Seniors Take to the Streets of Hudson, Emphasize the Importance of Fitness at Any Age

Free Spanish-language Medicare seminars in New Jersey this month help Hispanic-American seniors gain a better understanding of how Medicare works

JERSEY CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dancing isn’t just for young people, as dozens of energetic Hispanic-American seniors showed in Jersey City today.

More than 75 participants gathered at the Grove Street Plaza in Jersey City, N.J., for a Zumba® Gold group dance organized by UnitedHealthcare to emphasize the importance of fitness training at any age, and highlight its free Spanish-language Medicare seminars being held in New Jersey next week.

The dance production featured Zumba ® Gold – a Latin-infused fitness program that blends the rhythms of meringue, salsa, cumbia, rumba and tango. A free Zumba® Gold class will be provided to Medicare beneficiaries without obligation at the conclusion of each of the following Medicare education seminars:

Monday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.
West New York Senior Center
6018 Hudson Ave.
West New York, N.J., 07093

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m.
Annabella Shimkowitz Senior Center
330 Passaic St.
Passaic, N.J., 07055

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.
Hackensack Recreation Center
116 Holt St.
Hackensack, N.J., 07601

Thursday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.
West New York Senior Center
6018 Hudson Ave.
West New York, N.J, 07093

UnitedHealthcare’s free Medicare education seminars are designed to help Hispanic-American seniors and other eligible beneficiaries learn more about Medicare. Each is offered in Spanish so participants feel comfortable and engaged when learning about their health care options. There are more than 56,000 Hispanic-American seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries living in New Jersey.

Each Medicare education seminar will provide information on how Medicare works, who is eligible for Medicare, and the differences between Medicare Part A, B, C and D. UnitedHealthcare received three ClearMark Awards in 2011 from the Center for Plain Language for its consumer-friendly Medicare education materials.

Seniors and other eligible beneficiaries who attend each seminar’s Zumba® Gold fitness class will enjoy a low-impact aerobic workout tailored for older adults. Participants should dress comfortably and wear sneakers.

“Today’s group dance demonstrates the liveliness and energy of seniors, and the importance of fitness and suitable health care coverage to help Medicare beneficiaries live healthier lives,” said Susan Morisato, president, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Insurance Solutions. “We encourage all Medicare beneficiaries in New Jersey to attend a free Medicare education seminar and participate in our fun and beneficial Zumba® Gold classes with no obligation.”

For more information, seniors and other eligible beneficiaries interested in learning more about the Medicare education program should call customer service at 1-866-296-9489, code 8FJ, TTY 711 Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. EST

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

This event is only for educational purposes, and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared.

Plans are insured or covered by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of its affiliates, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor.



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UnitedHealthcare
Courtney Johnson
Office: 952-931-5839
Mobile: 612-702-7703
Email: [email protected]

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