Tivity Health has conducted three surveys to understand the evolving attitudes of the senior population about the COVID-19 vaccine. In Round 3 of our SilverSneakers Pulse survey from late April 2021, 93% of seniors said they had received at least one dose of the vaccine, but the majority who have not yet been vaccinated say they are not likely to get the vaccine.
In October 2020, the Healthcare Leadership Council, an alliance of innovative healthcare companies from all health sectors, and two of its members, Aetna and Tivity Health, convened a virtual roundtable to focus on identifying actionable recommendations to address social determinants of health. The solutions laid out in this document were generated by the roundtable participants and will be used to create strategic and advocacy recommendations for the 2021 Administration and Congress.
A review of several studies evaluated the impact of various wellness programs for Medicare beneficiaries and found that seniors who actively participate in large-scale wellness programs like Silver Sneakers experienced improved quality of life and healthcare cost savings. Regular and sustained engagement were key factors to program success.