This year thousands of votes were cast for our 14th annual SilverSneakers Swanson Award finalists. And with 37% of the total votes, we are excited to announce that our national winner is:

Sally Miller, Age 72
DeWitt, MI – BCBS, MI
Snap Fitness – St. Johns

Nominated by her son, Sally doesn’t just work out at Snap Fitness, she befriends everyone she meets. According to her son, it’s a “fitness family business” and Sally 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. Sally’s energy is contagious and she loves motivating and cheering on those around her. She loves to talk to members about the SilverSneakers program and listens with a warm heart when members are having life challenges. It is because of her enthusiasm the SilverSneakers program at her location has grown to 25 members.

The Swanson Award

The 14th annual SilverSneakers Swanson 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 Swanson Award was established in memory of SilverSneakers founder Mary Swanson’s father, who served as the inspiration for the nationally acclaimed program.