One third of the people Geisinger serves are 65 and older, and that demographic is only growing. That’s why we created 65 Forward just for them. It’s a revolutionary approach to primary care, made possible as part of the Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage plan.
Geisinger 65 Forward health centers address the wellness needs of the entire person — physical, emotional and social. Doctors see fewer patients, which means they can devote more time to each of them. Time to build relationships, answer questions and create personalized medical treatments that lead to better health
Lab work and radiology tests are run right on site, which means results are returned faster and often interventions can start right away as part of a “one-stop shop” experience.
And that’s just the beginning.
Members of 65 Forward work with specially trained wellness coordinators who tailor exercise programs to each person’s unique fitness level and needs. Our centers feature state-of-the-art gyms and a selection of fitness classes, like yoga and circuit training — along with programs that address our specific needs as we age, such as classes on balance and managing chronic diseases.
Feedback I’ve heard from members of our Scranton and Kingston locations highlight new friends, a glowing appreciation of our staff and caregivers and, most importantly, a sense of feeling better than they have in years. Nothing makes me happier. And I’m thrilled that we’re in the process of opening new 65 Forward locations in Shamokin Dam, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.
I hope you enjoy this issue of PA Health. If you’re not already a member of a Geisinger Gold plan, I’d encourage you to visit GeisingerGold.com to find out more. 65 Forward is just one of the perks our members enjoy as part of the program offerings.Here’s to a healthy, happy fall. And to living life beyond 65 to the fullest.
Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Geisinger
Y0032_20259_9_C Accepted 9/15/20