Aspirus Medford Hospital, Medford, 2022 Community Benefits

Reimbursement Program Helps Seniors Access Exercise Programs in Medford

A pilot program funded by Aspirus Medford Hospital is providing increased access to exercise programs for older adults in Taylor County.

Aspirus Therapy & Fitness-Medford is providing monthly membership reimbursements to older adults that qualify and meet monthly usage requirements. 

“We wanted to remove the biggest barriers of cost, access and accountability that were restricting our senior populations from staying active,” said Jake Brehm, Aspirus therapy & fitness director in Medford. “This program offers opportunity for our seniors to exercise in a safe, clean, environment while adding an accountability component to eliminate cost. Our mission is to provide high-quality fitness programs for members to achieve their optimal health and maintain an active lifestyle.” 

The program encourages regular exercise for those 65 and older and provides an opportunity for a full reimbursement of their membership at month's end if they utilize the facility eight times per month. 

Included in Senior memberships are several classes that encourage safe and effective exercise for populations at all levels and abilities.