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The UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Training Program and the West Central 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.

  • 2020 Volunteer Respite TrainingFebruary 14, 2020


    REST (Respite Education and Support Tools) is a FREE evidence-based training program delivering education and support to those offering a break to caregivers.  This program is designed for someone who  provides care for a family member or who volunteers to care for someone outside their family.  There will be an all-day training in Fort Smith…

  • Healthy Cooking In 2020February 3, 2020

    healthy cooking meal

    Healthy Cooking at the Donald W Reynolds Cancer Support House has started a new year!  We invite you to join us each month as we prepare a healthy, budget friendly meal for a family.  We strive to introduce meals that are appetizing but meet the goals of being healthy and in budget. Join us for…

  • January CNA Class Enrolling NowJanuary 17, 2020

    CNA working with older adult

    Would you like to become a CNA? Do you have a heart for caregiving? CNA classes are enrolling now in Fort Smith! Our next 15 day class begins January 21st. For more information phone 479-478-8819 or email ljhoward@uams.edu

  • Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)December 10, 2019

    DEEP information

    The West Central Center on Aging will offer DEEP (Diabetes Empowerment Education Program) at the Greenwood Public Library, each Thursday, January 9th - February 13th from 2 pm - 4 pm. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 18 North Adair Street in Greenwood. This six week program will offer hands-on training for diabetes including:…

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