April 24, 2019

Normal Aging or Dementia?

normal aging or dementia

Normal Aging or Dementia? Dementia is often mistaken for being a part of the normal aging process. Forgetfulness does not equal dementia. There are key differences between normal aging and dementia. As we age, we all have “senior moments”. If you’ve been known to misplace your car keys, forget an appointment or even search for…


February 25, 2019

February HEAT – Long’s Natural Farm

February HEAT Program

Our monthly Healthy Eating and Tasting (HEAT), presented by UAMS South Arkansas Center on Aging, Healthworks Fitness Center, SouthArk and the Medical Center of South Arkansas, was held Tuesday, February 12th at HealthWorks Fitness Center in El Dorado. In lieu of February being Heart Health Month, Karla and Dwayne Long, owners and local producers of…


January 8, 2019

January HEAT – Jambalaya with Shannon Fleming

HEAT Participants

Our monthly Healthy Eating and Tasting (HEAT), presented by UAMS South Arkansas Center on Aging, Healthworks Fitness Center, SouthArk and the Medical Center of South Arkansas, was held Tuesday, January 8th at HealthWorks Fitness Center in El Dorado. Shannon Fleming, Executive Director of Development for UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging and Cancer Institute, was this…


October 10, 2018

October HEAT – Sourdough Bread with Bonnie Senn

Our monthly Healthy Eating and Tasting (HEAT), presented by UAMS South Arkansas Center on Aging, Healthworks Fitness Center, SouthArk and the Medical Center of South Arkansas, was held Tuesday, October 9th.  Bonnie Senn provided a step-by-step demonstration of how to make fresh sourdough bread & pizza crust! The bread is authentic long rise without yeast…


September 20, 2018

El Dorado Spotlight – Champagnolle Landing Wellness Center

September is National Senior Center Month and we are recognizing the vital service each Senior Center provides in our communities. In Union County, Champagnolle Landing Wellness Center serves as a hub for older adults connecting them to essential services that improve over all health & increase independence. Located at 910 Champagnolle Road in El Dorado,…


August 21, 2018

Happy National Senior Citizens Day!

On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847, declaring August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day.  Technically a senior citizen is someone older than 60.  The older I get, the younger that seems to be.  Enjoy your day, seniors!  Take up a hobby, take a walk, play some music.  The older we are,…


August 15, 2018

Advanced Directive Workshop – Planning for Healthcare Decisions

El Dorado – Last night, August 14, 2018, the UAMS South Arkansas Center on Aging, Life Touch Hospice, and Courtyard Health & Rehab held a Caring Connections workshop about planning for important health care decisions for the future.  Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer…


Building a Healthier Burger with Fayrays’ Michael Rice

El Dorado – Yesterday, August 14th, Michael Rice of Fayray’s restaurant in El Dorado was our Healthy Eating and Tasting (HEAT) presenter at Healthworks Fitness Center.  He really gets the participants involved and having fun, so we love when he takes the time to teach us.  We learned how to make our burgers healthier and…


August 9, 2018

Nutrition and Hydration

Adequate nutrition is a basic, vital and ongoing requirement for maintaining life.  Nutritional status affects the overall health status and energy level of a person.  Many factors, both physical and mental, influence one’s ability and interest in eating. As we age, our taste buds and saliva production both decrease.  We become unable to manage large…


August 1, 2018

Dr. Norman Recognized for Long Term Care Advocacy

Dr. Angela Norman, DNP, GNP, ACNP, receives recognition in Dallas, Texas, from CMS for her efforts in leading Arkansas in the improvement of care in nursing homes.  Under her leadership, Arkansas is considered the third most improved state in the United States.  Arkansas was ranked 48th in the nation for the use of antipsychotic drugs…


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