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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.


  • Adult Vaccination Event September 28thSeptember 21, 2018

    The West Central Center on Aging and Walgreens will host an Adult Vaccination Event on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 11:00 - 1:00.  The event includes adult vaccinations, educational information regarding importance of vaccinations and refreshments.  The West Central Center on Aging is located at 2414 South 57th St, Ste 101.  For more information phone…

  • Senior Care Alliance ConferenceSeptember 17, 2018

    booth at SCA Conference

    The West Central Center on Aging was proud to have a booth at the annual Senior Care Alliance Conference.  The conference was held at the Fort Smith Convention Center and was attended by local caregivers and healthcare professionals.  Dr. Angie Norman spoke at the conference this year.

  • Advisory Board member meets studentsSeptember 6, 2018

    Mardell with students

    Advisory board member Mardell McClurkin stopped by the Schmieding Fast Track class to meet students.  Mardell sponsored two students in the class that completed on August 24th.  The students loved Mrs. McClurdin!

  • C.N.A. Students Working HardAugust 16, 2018

    current c.n.a. students at Schmieding Ft Sm

    The current C.N.A. class at Schmieding Fort Smith is underway and these students are proving that they will be excellent caregivers in the near future.  They are learning new skills each day and are well on their way to a successful career.  Several local recruiters are scheduled to meet with these students to talk about…

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