September 21, 2018

Adult Vaccination Event September 28th

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…


September 17, 2018

Senior Care Alliance Conference

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.


September 6, 2018

Advisory Board member meets students

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!


August 16, 2018

C.N.A. Students Working Hard

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…


July 20, 2018

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Patty Clark talking about caregiving

On July 17th Patty Clark from the West Central Center on Aging along with Sajni Kumpuris and Laura Spadley from the Reynolds Institute on Aging presented Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in Russellville.  The First Assembly of God Church hosted this event with over 100 attendees.  Pictured above is Patty Clark talking about the programs…


July 16, 2018

Congratulations Graduates!

July CNA class

Congratulations to these twelve student who completed the CNA Fast Track program and are ready to take the exam and become certified CNA’s .  These students have proven that they are ready and able to begin working as a caregiver.


June 29, 2018

First Annual “Firecracker Showdown” Bean Bag Baseball Tournament

Trophy winner Hope's Creek

We had so much fun hosting the first annual “Firecracker Showdown” Bean Bag Baseball Tournament on Thursday, June 28th.  Four local teams competed for the “Firecracker Showdown” trophy.  We had lots of home runs, hugs, hot dogs, cracker jacks and FUN!   Congratulations to trophy winner……Hope’s Creek!


June 20, 2018

CNA Fast Track Program

CNA Fast Track students

Fort Smith AR- These students just started our fast track CNA program. They are learning new skills and preparing for their clinical rotation. This is the first CNA – 15 day program for Schmieding Fort Smith.  Call 479-478-8819 for details on future sessions!   The Fort Smith UAMS Schmieding Training Program offers affordable, high quality…


June 12, 2018

Healthy Cooking Class Now Twice Each Month!

Example meal for the Healthy Cooking class.

Fort Smith, AR – Great news for Fort Smith residents!  The Healthy Cooking class at Donald W Reynolds Cancer Support House will now be held two times each month.  The request to attend this class was more than the dining room could hold.  In order to meet the demand we will now have Healthy Cooking…


May 23, 2018

Congratulations Graduates!

Six HCA Graduates in the May 2018 class

Congratulation to our newest HCA graduates!  These women excelled in all of their caregiving classes and clinicals.  They are all going to be wonderful caregivers.  We are very proud of them!     The Fort Smith UAMS Schmieding Training Program offers affordable, high quality training in a quick period of time so you can begin…


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