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The UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Training Program and the El Dorado Center on Aging offer a variety of programs to the community. In addition to Certified Nursing Assistant training, we offer free workshops for family caregivers providing unpaid care to older adults in the home and a variety of other free educational programs for seniors designed to promote healthy living.  Be sure to check out our program calendar in your area.


  • October HEAT - Sourdough Bread with Bonnie SennOctober 10, 2018

    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…

  • El Dorado Spotlight - Champagnolle Landing Wellness CenterSeptember 20, 2018

    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,…

  • Happy National Senior Citizens Day!August 21, 2018

    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,…

  • Advanced Directive Workshop - Planning for Healthcare DecisionsAugust 15, 2018

    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…

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