WRHS Chosen to Manage Area Senior Life Centers

(Batesville, Ark.) - White River Health System (WRHS), a not-for-profit healthcare system serving residents throughout North Central Arkansas, recently entered an agreement with the White River Area Agency on Aging to manage the Senior Life Centers in Fulton, Izard, Sharp, and Stone Counties.

A Senior Life Center serves as a gateway for the area’s aging population, connecting them to vital community services that can help them stay healthy and independent. Through senior centers, senior adults, and/or adults with disabilities, can take advantage of transportation services, nutritional services (meals), and socialization activities. Under the management of WRHS, the centers will also provide health related wellness activities, health screenings, and health education programs.

The Senior Life Center locations include Ash Flat, Brockwell, Cherokee Village, Hardy, Mammoth Spring, Mountain View, Salem, and Viola. Some residents will be able to take advantage of home delivered meals, as well. 

“Census data tells us that there is a significant senior population in these areas,” said James Mack Street, Director of Senior Life at WRHS. “WRHS understands how essential these centers are to the community, and the importance of providing the senior adult population with its services.”

According to the National Council on Aging, research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and/or delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic well-being.

To find out more about locations, eligibility, and hours, call James Mack Street at (870) 257-6061.