- Center Director
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Services Offered at All Senior Centers
Transportation - The area's Senior Centers offer transportation services
to seniors, operating wheelchair-accessible vans which travel on scheduled
routes. Transportation is available for many types of activities,
including medical appointments, shopping, personal errands, and even group trips
to social and entertainment events.
Socialization - Our
Senior Centers are enthusiastic about providing a wide variety of socialization
opportunities for participants. Life should be fun, and we strive to make
it so! During regular hours of operation, choices of activities usually
include table games, billiards, computer classes, exercise classes, music
events, public speakers, and more. Each Center is equipped with gym and
exercise gear, including treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight lifting
equipment. Group socialization is encouraged, but if a participant prefers a
quiet place to read or chat with friends, the opportunities and space are also
Meals - The most important meal of the day may well be the one you enjoy
with friends! Each weekday at lunchtime, between 11:30 and 12:30, our
Senior Centers serve hot, nutritious meals.
Wheels - One of our most important services is the Meals on Wheels
Program, operated by this area's Senior Centers. Each day, Monday through
Friday, hot meals are delivered to the area's homebound elderly, and frozen
meals ready for microwaving are delivered for weekends and holidays. The
meals are cooked fresh daily, and are nutritionally planned and balanced.
Who is Eligible?
Eligibility criteria, as with all of our programs, is that each
person must be age 60 or over, or the spouse of someone age 60 or over
who attends the center. The spouse can be any age.
Under very limited circumstances, services may be provided to some
clients who are under age 60. Please contact Kaye Curtiss, Senior
Services Program Director, for details, at (870) 741-8007
What is the Cost?
All of the programs and services
offered by the Senior Services Program are available at no cost, and
with no income guidelines or requirements. However, please note that
the program relies heavily on contributions for meals and transportation
Some of our funding is allocated to us
based on low-income participants. Therefore, income information is
requested, but is not required.
and Tea service is not considered a part of the meal service by our
funding source. Both items are offered as a service to our participants,
but there is no funding for these items. As a result, participants must
pay a small fee each time they consume coffee or tea.
Funding for congregate meals
does not cover 100% of our cost to provide this service. We receive no
Medicaid funding at all. In fact, only about 49% of the cost of
each meal is paid by government sources. The remaining 51% must be
raised locally. Therefore, each center has a suggested meal donation
posted. We ask each person receiving a meal to donate as much as you can
afford to pay for this service. Donations should be paid by each person
receiving a meal and should be made each time a meal is received.