June 13, 2018

May HEAT – Goat Cheese Benefits & Recipes

El Dorado – On Tuesday, June 12, the South Arkansas Center on Aging, Healthworks Fitness Center, the Medical Center of South Arkansas and Southark Workforce presented Healthy Eating and Tasting (HEAT).  Susan Harper was our guest and showed us goat cheese recipes and spoke about the health benefits. Interested in HEAT?  On July 10, Paula…

June 7, 2018

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month – Wandering

More than 60 percent of those with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia will wander, and if a person is not found within 24 hours, up to half of individuals who wander will suffer serious injury or death, according to  Here are some tips to avoid wandering from the Arkansas Residents’ Playbook Pocket Reference: Make…

June 6, 2018

Dental Care for the Alzheimer’s Patient

Patients with dementia may have problems taking care of their teeth and mouth.  A caregiver may need to take charge of the patient’s dental care.  Good dental care may help the patient avoid dental problems later and help keep the patient comfortable. Serve Healthy Foods What the patient eats has an effect on his dental…

June 5, 2018

Congratulations Shavonte Jackson, CNA!

El Dorado – Shavonte Jackson is the latest former student of the Schmieding Caregiver Education Program at the South Arkansas Center on Aging to pass her state CNA exam!  Shavonte is smart, funny, and a natural leader.  She has plans to keep educating herself to one day get her APN.  She can do it.  We’re…

June 4, 2018

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month – Communication

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.  Dementia causes problems with remembering things, paying attention, focusing, and making decisions.  All of these skills are important for good communication.  The patient may have a hard time understanding and remembering what others say.  The patient may feel cut off from the world. Also, dementia causes problems with…

June 1, 2018

Go Purple with a Purpose – Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month and the South Arkansas Center on Aging in El Dorado is ready! June 11, 2018 – In honor of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, Downtown is Going Purple!  Ribbon cutting and proclamation will be held at noon at the Union County Courthouse.  For information, call SACOA at 870-881-8969….

May 24, 2018

Mental Health in Older Adults

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and mental health is a subject we all should visit from time to time, no matter your age.  According to, more than two million of the 34 million Americans age 65 and older suffer from some form of depression. Depression is not a normal part of aging, but…

May 17, 2018

Congratulations Tammy Tate, CNA!

El Dorado – Congratulations Tammy Tate, CNA and Schmieding Home Caregiver Program graduate!  We always believed in you!  You were a leader both in and out of the classroom and can’t wait to see what your future holds!

May 16, 2018

Ageless Grace at Courtyard Rehabilitation & Health

South Arkansas Center on Aging Program Manager Bethany Moore and Community Outreach Coordinator Lori DeWese lead Courtyard Rehabilitation and Health residents participating in our Ageless Grace program.  Ageless Grace is a program designed for any age and any ability.  For more information about how the South Arkansas Center on Aging can help lead your organization…

May 11, 2018

Connect and Learn – Engage at Any Age

The South Arkansas Center on Aging and Courtyard Rehab and Health sponsored Connect and Learn on Thursday, May 10 at 6:00pm at Courtyard Dr. Steve Farber, Hospitalist at the Medical Center of South Arkansas presented “Engage at every Age – Mental and Physical Wellness” to those who attended this free quarterly community event. Dr. Farber …

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