The SilverSneakers Swanson Award
The 15th annual Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award honors a SilverSneakers® member who has improved his or her own life through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates physical activity while inspiring and motivating others along the way. The SilverSneakers Swanson Award was established in memory of SilverSneakers founder Mary Swanson’s father, who served as the inspiration for the nationally acclaimed program.
The 2019 SilverSneakers Swanson Award nominations are now closed. Thank you for your submissions.
Please check back June 3 for the announcement of the Top 10 finalists, as selected by a Tivity Health committee. An online public vote will take place June 3-17, to determine the national winner. You can vote once per day during the voting period.
The 2019 SilverSneakers Swanson Award winner will be announced on July 8. SilverSneakers will host celebratory events for the winner and each finalist to take place at their location in August.
Follow along on Facebook, @SilverSneakers, for more information on the announcements, finalists and voting process.
2019 Award Details
From May 1 through 15, nominate a SilverSneakers member for this prestigious award. Yes, you can nominate yourself.
A nominee is someone with an inspiring story about the impact SilverSneakers has had on his or her life, and who encourages and motivates others to Love Life LongerTM. For example, 2018 national winner, Sally befriends everyone she meets. She makes it her personal mission to greet new members, send get well cards and organize birthday parties and outside events for her fellow SilverSneakers members. She loves to talk to members about the SilverSneakers program. See last year’s winner.
Top 10 Selected
The top 10 nominees will be selected, and their stories will be shared right here on our website during the voting period.
Starting June 3, read the 10 finalists’ stories and vote for your favorite. You can vote once per day and voting closes June 17.
August 1 – 31
Events will be held honoring the 10 finalists, including the National Winner.
SilverSneakers® by Tivity Health is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans. The program was founded in 1992 and is available to more than 15 million Medicare beneficiaries through many Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. For more information, to check eligibility or enroll, go to SilverSneakers.com.