July 10, 2019

Become A REST Companion


**This program is pending  (new date to follow in August 2019) REST (Respite Education and Support Tools) is a unique, interactive training program, where you will receive the education and tools needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults and children.  The West Central Center on Aging will provide REST Training…

July 3, 2019

Do You Want To Be A CNA?

Caregiver with elderly lady

Would you like to begin a career as a CNA? The UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Training Program offers the education necessary to become a Certified Nursing Assistant – all in a 15 day class! Our next session will begin August 5th. For more information phone 479-478-8819 or email ljhoward@uams.edu

May 31, 2019

Keep Your Skin Healthy

woman outside doing yoga

Summer is upon us…some sun can be good for you, but to keep your skin healthy, be careful. Limit time in the sun. It’s okay to go out during the day, but try to avoid being in sun during peak times when the sun’s rays are strongest. For example, during the summer, try to stay…

May 8, 2019


May is Stroke Awareness month

May is National Stroke Month.  Many health and heart organizations come together every May to raise awareness about the causes and effects of stroke. One of their biggest campaigns is FAST, teaching the world to know the symptoms of stroke and how to respond quickly to help save a life. Acting F.A.S.T. can help stroke…

April 12, 2019

Healthy Cooking

healthy cooking class

Healthy Cooking classes are open to the public and FREE. This class is held on the last Wednesday of each month at the Donald W Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 South M Street in Fort Smith. This Healthy Cooking class will teach nutritious and budget friendly ways to prepare meals at home. Class size is…

April 11, 2019

CNA Graduates – Prepared to begin their future as a caregiving

3.19 CNA graduates

After 3 weeks of classroom lectures, homework, test, skills practice and 2 days of working with a CNA in a nursing home – the students pictured have proven that they are ready to begin working as a caregiver.  They will be taking the state CNA exam and becoming CNA’s. If you would like to become…

March 22, 2019

CNA Students Learn Many Skills

CNA students taking blood pressure

Vital signs are a big part of a CNA’s life. Pictured are two students learning to take blood pressure. The class spent time taking each others blood pressure and perfecting their skills. If you would like more information on becoming a CNA phone 479-478-8819 or email ljhoward@uams.edu and join the next class. Our next class…

March 6, 2019

CNA Fast Track will begin March 11th

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 22, 2019

February CNA Graduates!

CNA graduates 2.19

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!

February 5, 2019

Alzheimer’s Experience: Take a Walk in Their Shoes


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…

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