Allen County Regional Hospital, the area’s premier healthcare resource, is pleased to welcome Cheryl Harding, RN, as the new Senior Life Solutions Program Director. The intensive outpatient group therapy program is designed to meet the unique needs of adults over the age of 65 struggling with depression, anxiety and other issues often related to aging.

As Senior Life Solutions Program Director, Harding is responsible for providing the best possible patient care, ensuring the program operates within all regulations, and providing community education to create awareness of the program.

“Senior Life Solutions is an effective program that provides a safe atmosphere for older adults to gather with peers and learn effective ways to manage stress in their lives,” says Allen County Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Tony Thompson, FACHE. “Senior Life Solutions is yet another relevant program and service Allen County Regional Hospital provides to the community we serve, and Cheryl is an enthusiastic advocate for that segment of our population.”

“Sometimes a helping hand is all you need to get your life back on track,” Harding says. “The Allen County Regional Hospital Senior Life Solutions program offers the proper guidance and regular attention of experienced professionals to help improve not only lifestyle, but also better overall health for people over age 65.”

Harding received training with Rhonda McGraw, BSN, RN. McGraw worked as the Senior Life Solutions Program Director for two and a half years and was recently promoted within Psychiatric Medical Care, which manages the Senior Life Solutions program nationally. Harding received her associates degree in nursing at Neosho County Community College in 2006 and has spent most of her nursing career working in oncology and as a home health case manager.

Family members, physicians, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program.  For information on Allen County Regional Hospital Senior Life Solutions program, call 620-365-1280 or visit allencountyregional.com.