November 13, 2018

November CNA Fast Track Graduates

Graduating CNA's 11.18

Congratulation to these women for their hard work both in the classroom and at the clinical site.  They have completed all their requirements to test to become CNA’s.  They will all be kind and wonderful caregivers.  


November 8, 2018

Fort Smith Caregiver of the Year

Patricia Moore "Caregiver of the Year"

We are pleased to announce that the Fort Smith Caregiver of the Year is Patricia Moore.   Patricia was born and raised in New Orleans, she moved to Arkansas after hurricane Katrina in 2005.  She was the caregiver for her late husband, Haskell, from 2011 – 2016.  Haskell had severe lung disease and was unable to…


October 5, 2018

CNA Students at Clinicals

students at clinicals

Congratulations to these four hardworking students!  Today is their last day of training – they are doing a great job at clinicals.  They are all ready to start working as a caregiver.


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…


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