Being older and wiser just got better.
Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet is launching a new program for seniors age 60 and older called Senior Extra. And it’s absolutely free to join.
The hospital will hold a kickoff on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cole Auditorium, on the campus of Richmond Community College.
The event will feature a physicians’ panel, screenings, refreshments and the chance to sign up and learn more about Senior Extra.
Senior Extra is committed to helping seniors make healthy choices that enable them to live their lives to the fullest. In doing so, Sandhills Regional will offer routine health seminars focusing on prevention, the importance of regular screenings and healthy lifestyle activities exclusively for members of Senior Extra, beginning with Thursday’s event.
In addition, card-carrying members of Senior Extra can enjoy benefits from the hospital and local businesses. Benefits include:
• 10 percent discount in the hospital gift shop and cafeteria;
• Free notary services at the hospital by appointment (910-205-8124);
• Free copying of important papers at the hospital (health, tax, insurance);
• 25 percent discount at Freedom Fitness, Richmond Plaza Shopping Center, Rockingham;
• 10 percent discount at Smith Optometric, 720 U.S. 74 Business (inside Walmart); and
• 10 percent discount on any meal, and free tea or lemonade with any purchase at House of Fish, 801 East Broad Ave., Rockingham.
“We are thankful for the support of these local businesses for participating in Senior Extra,” said Kimberly Harrington, Sandhills Regional’s marketing and public relations director. “The program is only as successful as the benefits we can provide and we hope to keep adding to the extras.”
Any other business that would like to participate should call the marketing department at 910-205-8121.
Want to join Senior Extra?
Seniors wanting to sign up for the free program are encouraged to do so online at www.seniorextra.com and click on the “register or log in” link on the right side of the page. From there you will be led to create an account.
While creating your account, be sure to select Sandhills Regional Medical Center under the “Select Hospital” entry. This way, you will be able to keep up with all of the local events and benefits for Senior Extra, Harrington said.
Or you can stop by the event on Thursday at the Cole between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and fill out a paper application. After Thursday, applications will be located in the front lobby of the hospital.
“Providing the latest information about health and well-being is our goal at Sandhills Regional. We care about prevention and giving our local seniors the tools they need to lead healthy lives,” said Mike McNair, chief executive officer of Sandhills Regional.
“Creating a community of knowledgeable, empowered seniors is a priority at Sandhills Regional,” he added.
Ever-changing advancements in health care allow patients to live longer and improve their overall health. Participating seniors can become members of Senior Extra and benefit from a wide array of learning opportunities, Harrington said.
For more information about the event or Senior Extra, call 910-205-8121.