We are experts in caregiving.

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.


  • Congratulations Graduates!July 16, 2018

    July CNA class

    Congratulations to these twelve student who completed the CNA Fast Track program and are ready to take the exam and become certified CNA's .  These students have proven that they are ready and able to begin working as a caregiver.

  • First Annual "Firecracker Showdown" Bean Bag Baseball TournamentJune 29, 2018

    Trophy winner Hope's Creek

    We had so much fun hosting the first annual "Firecracker Showdown" Bean Bag Baseball Tournament on Thursday, June 28th.  Four local teams competed for the "Firecracker Showdown" trophy.  We had lots of home runs, hugs, hot dogs, cracker jacks and FUN!   Congratulations to trophy winner......Hope's Creek!

  • CNA Fast Track ProgramJune 20, 2018

    CNA Fast Track students

    Fort Smith AR- These students just started our fast track CNA program. They are learning new skills and preparing for their clinical rotation. This is the first CNA - 15 day program for Schmieding Fort Smith.  Call 479-478-8819 for details on future sessions!   The Fort Smith UAMS Schmieding Training Program offers affordable, high quality…

  • Healthy Cooking Class Now Twice Each Month!June 12, 2018

    Example meal for the Healthy Cooking class.

    Fort Smith, AR - Great news for Fort Smith residents!  The Healthy Cooking class at Donald W Reynolds Cancer Support House will now be held two times each month.  The request to attend this class was more than the dining room could hold.  In order to meet the demand we will now have Healthy Cooking…

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