Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 23, 2013
April 23, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #19

American Healthways Services Silver Sneakers & Prime Programs at G.T. Bray Recreation Center


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter: Carolyn Angiolillo, Recreation Division Manager, Ext. 6006

Contact: Cynthia Gray, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Ext. 6002

Action Requested
Authorization for the Parks and Recreation Director to execute the attached agreement with American Healthways Services, LLC so that the Parks & Recreation Department can offer Silver Sneakers and Prime Program members useage of the G.T. Bray Recreation Center.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee Code of Law 2-24-11: Licensing of Concessions and Permitting of Vending Activities.

Manatee Code of Law 2-26-45: Sole Source Procurement

Background Discussion

The Silver Sneakers and Prime Programs are administered by American Healthways, LLC, which manages and maintains a network in our area for health plans and/or employer groups that would like to have the G.T. Bray Recreation Center as a participating provider for both programs. 

The objective of entering into this non-exclusive agreement with American Healthways, LLC, is to increase membership opportunities at the G.T. Bray Recreation Center. This will allow American Healthways eligible members to utilize the G.T. Bray Recreation Center and be covered by their Health Plan.

Since the new G.T. Bray Recreation Center opened more than two years ago, we have had a number of people inquire about the Silver Sneakers and Prime Programs.

This agreement does not exclude the Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department from participating in similar Health Care Programs.

The Silver Sneakers Program is for individuals 65 years and older and the Prime Program is for anyone between the ages of 18 - 64.

The Parks and Recreation Department will be reimbursed for each health care member that uses the facility. Under this program, American Healthway Services will pay the Parks and Recreation Department $3.00/per Silver Sneakers member visit - up to $30.00/month; and $3.50/per Prime member visit - up to $35.00/month.

Both the City of Clearwater and the City of Largo have an agreement with American Healthway Services, LLC, for these two programs. Clearwater expected 300 members to participate in the first year and after the first year, their department had 1,060 members participating.

Thererfore, we are recommending the Board of County Commissioners authorize execution of the attached agreement with American Healthways Services, LLC.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

The Parks and Recreation Department submitted an RLS to the County Attorney's Office to review the agreement with American Healthways Services, LLC.

Mr. Robert Eschenfelder was assigned RLS 12-301; he reviewed and approved the attached agreement.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return one original agreement and an approved e-agenda to Cynthia Gray, Parks and Recreation Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Silver Sneakers Healthways Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  RLS 12-301.pdf