Welcome to Senior Extra

What a wonderful time of life. Now your good health and well-being become a top priority. It’s more important than ever to stay active, be involved, and keep up with health trends and medical information. Senior Extra makes all that easy for you. And fun.

The timing is perfect.

Your children are grown, your career path is well-traveled, your responsibilities are easing, and you finally have some time to think about yourself. Here’s your opportunity – finally – to enjoy hobbies, spend time with people you love and like, and pursue your passions. Senior Extra is designed to help you get the most out of your lifestyle through active, independent and healthy living. Membership is free. The benefits are invaluable. Sign up today through the Senior Extra website or call (479) 441-5555 or (800) 338-3449 for an application.

Enjoy the benefits.

You’re always on the guest list. You have a standing invitation to special programs and events sponsored by Senior Extra, and you’re always welcome to bring a friend.

Monitor your health (cholesterol, blood sugar and other health conditions) at our free screenings, staffed by our helpful healthcare professionals. Save yourself a doctor visit and co-pay.

Save with hospital discounts.

Take advantage of the member’s discount at the hospital cafeteria and gift shop. Save a little when you visit friends or family members.

Continue to learn about your everyday health.

The Senior Extra website features the most current health information, so you’ll never miss news about a medical breakthrough or wellness trend. Also, while you’re online, you can sign up for our free e-newsletter.

The more you learn, the better advocate you can be for your own health or a family member’s. Our regular education programs cover issues that affect your lifestyle as well as your medical and emotional well-being. Watch for additional benefits. We’re always working to bring you new benefits, conveniences and cost-saving opportunities.  Members are notified when new benefits are added to the Senior Extra package.

Here's a list of some benefits that come along with your membership in Senior Extra:

  • 20% discount on membership at the Marvin Altman Fitness Center
  • Discounts with various area merchants just by showing your membership card
  • Discounts within the hospital: 20% in the Sparks Cafeteria and 10% on gift items purchased at Jennifer's at Sparks
  • A discount on the Sparks Companion Lifeline
  • Complimentary guest meal tickets are available during your stay for a visiting family member or guest. Come to the Senior Extra office (formerly 55PLUS office) on the first floor of the hospital to take advantage of this service.

Senior Extra services do not apply to outpatient services, emergency department visits or same-day surgery. They apply only to inpatient admissions. Membership does not guarantee admission to Sparks Health System, and normal admission requirements do apply. Sparks Health System reserves the right to change the program services or discontinue the program at any time. The membership card is not a credit card; it is for purposes of identification and membership verification only. Cards are non-transferable. Some restrictions may apply to specific program benefits.

For more information call (479) 441-5555 in Fort Smith or (800) 338-3449 outside Fort Smith.

Upcoming Events and Classes

Arthritis Wellness Class

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

Diabetes Survival Skill Class

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Senior Extra: Healthy Cooking

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Lunch and Learn: Incontinence

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Senior Extra: Halloween Bingo Party

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Senior Extra: Christmas Lunch

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM