BRAD operates 4 senior Wellness Centers in Clay, Lawrence, and Randolph counties. The Senior Wellness Centers are open 5 days per week. Our Central kitchen is located at 1302 Pace Road in Pocahontas. These Centers serve as focal points for senior services in the community with an emphasis on Health and Wellness issues.

Senior Centers make available to persons 60 + and to a spouse of an active participant the following services that foster the health and well being of older persons. All meals served are USDA approved and meet the 1/3 RDA.

Our program provides: 

  • Congregate Meals  Hot, nutritious noon meals are served daily.The meal contains one-third of the daily recommended dietary allowance. Nutrition Education programs are regularly scheduled as an integral part of the service.
  • Homebound Meals  Meals are delivered to the homes of frailor disabled persons who are unable to go to the Senior Citizen Centers and who cannot prepare nutritious meals for themselves. These meals contain one-third of the daily recommended dietary allowance. Nutrition Education materials are provided in the home.
  • Transportation  Persons are transported in groups as the to the Senior Citizen Centers, medical facilities, recreational and educational activities Social Services, and Social Security Offices, and for shopping needs.
  • Elderchoices  The intent of the Elderchoices Program is to help elderly people remain in their homes, or in the homes of relatives or caregivers, as an alternative to nursing home placement.
  • Social & Recreational Activities  Various activities such as arts and crafts, table games, music, exercise classes, educational programs, counseling, information and assistance, outreach, and other activities provide a means for increasing social  contact among older persons. Out of town trips are plaanned, such as charter bus tours to museums, site seeing and travel.

SOCIAL & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

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  • Bean Bag Baseball
  • Vision Screening
  • Dominoes
  • Bingo
  • Crafts
  • Game Night
  • Nutrition Education
  • Quilting
  • Lite and Lively Exercise
  • Wellness Program
  • Shopping
  • Pool
  • Evening out to Dinner
  • Afternoon Movies
  • Puzzles Exercise Equipment
  • Blood Pressure & Sugar Clinic
  • Table Games (Skip-Bo, High Five)

Local Senior Citizens Program Facilities

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Corning Senior Wellness Center
1403 Main St., Corning, AR 72422
(870) 857-6308
Center hours: 8:00 to 2:30
Brandy Calhoun: Site Manager

Piggott Senior Wellness Center
Located Inside the Piggott Community Center
161 E. Pfiffer, Piggott, AR 72454
(870) 598-3993
Center hours: 9:00 to 1:00

Pocahontas Senior Wellness Center
1505 Airport Road, Pocahontas, AR 72455
(870) 892-8473
Center hours: 8:00 to 2:30
Bill Poston: Site Manager

Walnut Ridge Senior Wellness Center
Located Inside the Community Center
504 SE Southern Ave, Walnut Ridge, AR 72467
(870) 886-7554
Center hours: 8:00 to 2:30
Patsy Poston: Site Manager

Contact Information

SENIOR CITIZENS PROGRAM
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Pam Penn: Program Director
1403 Hospital Drive
Pocahontas, AR 72455
(870) 892-4547 ext 261
E-Mail Pam Penn

Libby Watson: Administrative Secretary
1403 Hospital Drive
Pocahontas, AR 72455
(870) 892-4547 ext 291
E-Mail Libby Watson