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.


  • Start 2019 with Tai ChiJanuary 10, 2019

    Tai Chi program

    All older adults in the River Valley are invited to join this FREE program designed to provide an exercise that is easy for people to learn, no matter their physical condition or age and prior knowledge of Tai Chi. This program includes slow, gentle fitness exercises that focus on breathing and stretching.  All you need…

  • November CNA Fast Track GraduatesNovember 13, 2018

    Graduating CNA's 11.18

    Congratulation to these women for their hard work both in the classroom and at the clinical site.  They have completed all their requirements to test to become CNA's.  They will all be kind and wonderful caregivers.  

  • Fort Smith Caregiver of the YearNovember 8, 2018

    Patricia Moore "Caregiver of the Year"

    We are pleased to announce that the Fort Smith Caregiver of the Year is Patricia Moore.   Patricia was born and raised in New Orleans, she moved to Arkansas after hurricane Katrina in 2005.  She was the caregiver for her late husband, Haskell, from 2011 - 2016.  Haskell had severe lung disease and was unable to…

  • CNA Students at ClinicalsOctober 5, 2018

    students at clinicals

    Congratulations to these four hardworking students!  Today is their last day of training - they are doing a great job at clinicals.  They are all ready to start working as a caregiver.

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