Simon Family JCC partners with Silver Sneakers and Renew 

by | Jul 11, 2024 | Other News

Reduced pricing at the movie theater is a widely known perk of achieving ‘senior’ status, but it is far from the only one. A benefit that assists in keeping that same age group healthy, fit, and engaged is less known, but arguably more beneficial. . . free membership to the Simon Family JCC through Silver Sneakers and Renew Active. 

“Eligibility is insurance based if they qualify,” says Leigh Ellard, member experience director for the Simon Family JCC. “The only real qualification I am aware of is being 65 or ‘better.’” 

The popular plans that Ellard says she knows offer one or the other programs are: 


• Aetna

• Anthem

• Humana

• Optima Health

• United Health Care

For the insured, the benefits of enrolling in either Silver Sneakers or Renew Active is that membership to the JCC is entirely paid with full access to the facility including the aquatic center, fitness classes, and the gym. These members may also receive two complimentary orientation sessions upon signing up to get introduced to the equipment and discuss wellness goals with a certified personal trainer. 

The only cost for SS/RA memberships is a one-time charge of $10 to pay for the key fob. 

“In addition to full facility access, membership benefits include discounted pricing on offered programs as well as the feeling of inclusivity and socialization with peers in our thriving senior community,” says Ellard.

Every time these members swipe in at security, the JCC is paid a small sum by the insurance provider at no additional cost to the member. “So, it is win-win! We receive dollars from their insurance provider and the member does not pay out-of-pocket (after purchase of fob) and they receive membership privileges.”

To learn more about enrolling in Silver Sneakers or Renew Active, contact your insurance provider and then speak with someone at the JCC’s front desk by stopping by or calling 757-321-2338. 

For further information about membership, contact Leigh Ellard at

The Simon Family JCC is located on the Sandler Family Campus at 5000 Corporate Woods Drive in Virginia Beach.