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.


  • CNA Fast Track will begin March 11thMarch 6, 2019

    Become a CNA

    Our next CNA Fast Track will begin next Monday, March 11th. Class Dates:  March 11 - March 29. Class Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration Deadline:  Friday, March 8. We are located at 2414 South 57th Street, Suite 124 in Fort Smith.  For more information about our class please phone Lana at 479-478-8819 or…

  • February CNA Graduates!February 22, 2019

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    We are pleased to announce that our first class of 2019 has completed the CNA Fast Track and is ready to take the state exam.  They were great students and have proved that they want to be exceptional caregivers.  We wish them the best as they take care of others!

  • Alzheimer's Experience: Take a Walk in Their ShoesFebruary 5, 2019

    caregiver

    Join us for the "Alzheimer's Experience: Take a Walk in Their Shoes" program on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the West Central Center on Aging - Schmieding Classroom.  The classroom location is 2414 South 57th St, Suite 124 in Fort Smith. This free program simulates symptoms of Alzheimer's disease…

  • Arthritis Foundation "Walk With Ease" program to begin February 11 in Fort SmithJanuary 30, 2019

    group of seniors walking in a mall

    Join us for a FREE "Walk With Ease" program. This is an Arthritis Foundation program that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.  No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six week Walk With Ease program can teach you…

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