May 9, 2018

May HEAT – Got Tamale?

El Dorado – On Tuesday, May 8, the South Arkansas Center on Aging, Healthworks Fitness Center and the Medical Center of South Arkansas held our monthly Healthy Eating and Tasting (HEAT) event.  Clara Jones was our guest presenter and prepared delicious tamales for our group. Join us next month, when Susan Harper will present “Goat…

May 1, 2018

Increase Life Expectancy up to 14 Years

According to a new study led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, maintaining five healthy habits can add up to 14 years of life for women and 12 years for men.  Let’s dig in! Eat a Healthy Diet:  We all want to eat healthier.  But we live in a place with fish…

March 1, 2018

El Dorado Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group


El Dorado – Alzheimer’s Disease is life-changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. Our support groups provide a place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand what you are going through. The South Arkansas Center on Aging and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor an Alzheimer’s Support Group on…

FREE CE Webinar March 7 – 2.0 Contact Hours


FREE CE Webinar Improving the Quality of Life of Senior Cancer Survivors Presented by Lisa VanHoose, Ph.D., M.P.H., P.T. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 am – 1:00 pm South Arkansas Center on Aging 106 W. Main, Suite 310, El Dorado MUST register by calling 870-881-8969 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) These knowledge based activities…

February 27, 2018

Taking Care of our Insides – Blood Sugar Testing


The UAMS South Arkansas Center on Aging Education Center in El Dorado and UAMS South in Magnolia are collaborating on monthly blood sugar testing for residents at the Pine Valley Senior Center.  We all are guilty of spending more time on hair, makeup, etc., that we need to spend a little more time taking care…

February 23, 2018

Congratulations Tieasha Morris, CNA!


Congratulations to our newest graduate to pass the Arkansas State Certified Nursing Assistant exam, Tieasha Morris.  We’re so proud of her and know she will do great things! If you are interested in a new career in nursing, call us at 870-639-1744 for more information.

February 20, 2018

First Class of 2018 Graduates in El Dorado


El Dorado – Nine students graduated from the Schmieding Caregiver Education Program at the UAMS South Arkansas Center on Aging on Friday, February 9.  During the 5 week program, the students learned in the classroom, learned skills in our Care House, and did clinical rotation at Courtyard Nursing and Rehabilitation.  With the Geriatric Home Caregiver…

February HEAT – Avocado Love!

On Tuesday, February 13, Stacie Smith, MS, RDN, LD, Medical Center of South Arkansas Dietitian, presented “An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Bad Cholesterol at Bay” at Healthworks Fitness Center.  She spoke about the health benefits of avocados and demonstrated different ways to prepare them.  The participants then were treated to lunch. Healthy Eating…

February 5, 2018

Age 8 or 80, We All Need a Good Night’s Sleep

An ongoing lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep increases your risk of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and obesity.  It is also linked to memory problems, forgetfulness, and more falls or accidents.  From the National Institute on Aging: Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep a night.  This is what…

January 26, 2018

Ageless Grace with Hamburg, AR Foster Grandparents

El Dorado – Yesterday, we visited with the Hamburg Foster Grandparents organization and introduced them to the Mind & Body exercise program, “Ageless Grace.” Ageless Grace is a fitness and wellness program created by Denise Medved. The program consists of 21 simple exercise tools designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises, based on everyday movements that…

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