Introducing Vitality 65+, exclusive enhancements for members who are 65 years or older. Now we're helping you to get healthier as you age and rewarding you for doing so. Plus, we celebrate the remarkable Tannie Ans, a former athlete and Wayde van Niekerk's 78-year-old coach.
Tannie Ans still makes history at 78
We celebrate the legendary athlete Anna Sofia Botha, or Tannie Ans as she is more affectionately known. Tannie Ans was a provincial sprinter and long jumper in Namibia in the 1950s and has been Vitality Ambassador Wayde van Niekerk's proud coach since 2012.
Here's what Wayde had to say about Tannie:
"She's an amazing woman, she has played a huge role in what I am today. She doesn't see me as an athlete but rather as family. I respect her as a coach and mentor, I'm grateful I could trust in her work and I think it speaks for itself. What she's achieved as a coach, I'm just thankful to be part of the history she's made."
Tannie Ans has been celebrated around the world, including in a feature in the New York Times. Watch this video for more about Wayde and Tannie Ans.
Live it up with Vitality 65+
You too can keep going strong like Tannie Ans thanks to Vitality 65+! Now as a Vitality member who is 65 years or older, you can enjoy exclusive benefits and bespoke rewards to help you get healthier as you age.
Here's what's new for Vitality members who are 65 years or older.
Vitality Health Check for 65+
Vitality members aged 65 years or older now have access to the Vitality Health Check for 65+. It includes the usual five measures - blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, a weight assessment and a non smoker's declaration.
So, how is it different? The Vitality Health Check for 65+ has been tailored to your unique health risks and includes:
- Age adjusted weight and blood pressure biometric ranges to reflect your changing health risks
- Age specific pre-screening tests to determine early signs of visual impairment, hearing loss and falls risk
- Flu and pneumococcal vaccine
Vitality 65+ members can earn up to 22 500 points for screening and prevention during a Vitality Health Check for 65+. As a Vitality 65+ member you get an additional 500 points for completing your three pre-screening tests. If your results show any elevated health risks, we refer you to a doctor for more detailed assessments and health management advice.
Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can do a Virtual Vitality Health Check-in to manage your health risks and limit your exposure to the virus. Find out more about the Virtual Vitality Health Check-in.
Earn Vitality points for staying active
We've adjusted the amount of points you can earn for physical activity to encourage regular exercise at a lower intensity, while taking your relevant health risks into account.
Vitality members aged 65 years or older can earn up to 30 000 fitness points a year through step-tracking activities with reduced targets and no monthly steps cap when completing over 7 500 steps. You can also earn an additional 100 points for verified light and moderate workouts recorded with a Vitality linked fitness device.
HealthMonitor Device Benefit
Speaking of fitness devices, Vitality 65+ members can save up to 75% on selected health monitoring devices with the HealthMonitor Device Benefit. The HealthMonitor Device Benefit is only valid at Dis-Chem.
Simply activate your HealthyCare benefit to get up to 25% back. To qualify for a further upfront 25% discount at Dis-Chem, you must complete a Vitality Health Check for 65+ or a Virtual Vitality Health Check-in.
If you are a Discovery Bank client, you can get up to 75% back on any of these devices with the Vitality Money programme.
Bespoke rewards for Vitality 65+
Vitality members who are 65 years or older enjoy exclusive benefits. As a Vitality 65+ member you get:
- 25% off on all Vitality Active Rewards redemptions in the Discovery app worth 350 Discovery Miles and over for completing your Vitality Health Check for 65+ or a Virtual Vitality Health Check-in
- Get the full activation fee refunded with the Apple Watch benefit
Vitality coaches for Vitality 65+ members
As a Vitality 65+ member, if you meet certain criteria, you will get your own exclusive Vitality coach to help you navigate your Vitality benefits, show you how to improve your Vitality status, achieve your goals and use the Discovery app.
Vitality at Home
Vitality 65+ members now have access to the Vitality 65+ channel which has everything you need to stay healthy, fit and mindful. These range from online cooking recipe demos with our HealthyFood Studio chefs who will help you every step of the way to our low impact exercises focused on toning, stretching and conditioning.
Don't just live. Live it up with Vitality 65+. For more information, visit the Vitality 65+ webpage.