March 27, 2018

Alzheimer’s expected to grow in Fort Smith region, throughout Arkansas

Southwest Times Record, FORT SMITH, AR – The number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia is expected to grow on a state and regional level in the coming years. Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association Event Director Carly Dethlefs said roughly 56,000 people in the state who currently live with the disease and that number is expected to…


March 5, 2018

In Home Assistant class practice skills

The latest IHA class began on February 26th and have been working hard to master all skill and information.  The ten students in this class have a bright future!


February 8, 2018

Healthy Cooking

Fort Smith Ar-#HealthyCooking  Taco Salad is a quick and easy meal that is both healthy and budget friendly. This meal can feed a family of 4 for under $10. UAMS West Central Center on Aging offers class demonstrations on cooking healthy meals that are budget friendly. Call 479-478-8819 for more information on class schedules and…


February 2, 2018

January Graduates

Pictured are the first 2018 Schmieding Fort Smith graduates.  Both have worked very hard on class work and skills and have a bright future in caregiving.  Congratulations Taylor and Maria!


January 8, 2018

Family Caregiver Workshop – Dementia to be held in Branch

A Family Caregiver Workshop – Dementia will be held in Branch on Tuesday, February 27th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Guy Fentor Education Co-op. Family Caregiver Workshops are designed to increase family members’ knowledge of caregiving and to introduce them to caregiving skills needed to care for an older adult in the…


Family Caregiver Workshop – Dementia to be held in Mena

A Family Caregiver Workshop – Dementia will be held in Mena on Tuesday, February 6th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mena First Baptist Church. Family Caregiver Workshops are designed to increase family members’ knowledge of caregiving and to introduce them to caregiving skills needed to care for an older adult in the…


January 5, 2018

IHA scheduled to begin January 8th

The In-Home Assistant (IHA) course is scheduled to begin on January 8th.  This course provides basic instruction on caregiving in the home.  Participants receive information and training necessary for providing support to older adults requiring minimal to moderate assistance.  Instruction is given on assisting with basic activities such as bathing, dressing, walking, meal preparation, companionship,…


December 1, 2017

December HCA Graduates

Congratulations to the HCA students that graduated on December 7th!  The seven students above have worked hard and finished all three classes.  The future is bright for these students!


Family Caregiver Workshop – Physical Skills

A Family Caregiver Workshop for Physical Skills will be held at the Fountain of Youth, 2801 McKinley Ave, Fort Smith on December 13th at 9:00 a.m.  This program is open to the public. Family Caregiver Workshops are designed to increase family member’s knowledge of caregiving and to introduce them to caregiving skills needed to care…


Family Caregiver Workshop – Physical Skills

A Family Caregiver Workshop for Physical Skills will be held at the Fountain of Youth, 2801 McKinley Ave, Fort Smith on December 8th at 9:00 a.m.  This program is open to the public. Family Caregiver Workshops are designed to increase family member’s knowledge of caregiving and to introduce them to caregiving skills needed to care…


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