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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.


  • Normal Aging or Dementia?April 24, 2019

    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 HEAT - Long's Natural FarmFebruary 25, 2019

    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 HEAT - Jambalaya with Shannon FlemingJanuary 8, 2019

    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 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…

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