Member of the Year

Nominations are now closed

Member of the Year Trophy

THE 2022 SilverSneakers Member of the Year Award

The 18th annual SilverSneakers® Member of the Year Award (formerly called the Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award) honors a SilverSneakers member who embodies the healthy lifestyle that the program encourages and has improved his or her own life by incorporating physical activity while inspiring and motivating others.

2022 Award Details

  • Anyone can nominate a current SilverSneakers member for the award by submitting that member’s inspirational story.
  • A Tivity Health® committee selects the top 10 nominees and publishes their stories on
  • Once voting is open, anyone can vote once per day on
Member of the Year Calendar

2022 Timeline


June 13 – 27

From June 13 through 27, nominate a SilverSneakers member for this prestigious award.
Yes, you can even nominate yourself.

A nominee is someone with an inspiring story about the impact SilverSneakers has had on his or her life, and who encourages and motivates others to live a healthy, active lifestyle. For example, the 2021 winner, Margaret Masters, is referred to as “Dancing Queen” at her location. When the pandemic hit and her location was shut down, she wasn’t about to slow down. As soon as SilverSneakers classes became available online, the technologically savvy Margaret was in! She’s active in her community, still drives, helps “younger” friends with technology and is interested in everything. At 99 years old, her delightful spirit encourages everyone to be positive.

Anna Margaret Masters

Margaret Masters
2021 SilverSneakers Member of the Year

Read Margaret’s Story

Top 10 Selected

July 1 – 22

The committee selects the top 10 nominees, and their stories will be shared right here on our website during the voting period.


Online Voting

July 25 – August 1

Starting July 25, read the 10 finalists’ stories and vote for your favorite. You can vote once per day, and voting closes August 1.


Winner Announced

August 15

The National Winner will be announced on and on August 15.

About SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers® by Tivity Health is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans. The program was founded in 1992 and is available to more than 16 million Medicare beneficiaries through many Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. For more information, to check eligibility or enroll, go to