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…


May 4, 2018

Senior Appreciation Day at Bowling World

Bowling ball and pins

UAMS/West Central Center on Aging will once again participate in the annual Senior Appreciation Day at Bowling World in Fort Smith.  This event is sponsored by the Senior Care Alliance and it’s many professional members.  Please join us at 6100 South 36th Street, Fort Smith, on Wednesday, May 9th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m….


April 26, 2018

Healthy Cooking at Reynolds Cancer Support House

Open faced sandwich

The next Healthy Cooking at the Reynolds Cancer Support House is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th at noon.  On the menu for May…Open Faced Turkey Sandwich with veggies and fruit for dessert.  This event is open to the public.  For more information or to register please phone the Reynolds Cancer Support House at 479-782-6302.


April 24, 2018

April HCA Graduates!

Six students in April HCA graduation class

Congratulations to the April HCA Graduates!  Seven students worked very hard to complete all the required classwork and clinical skills.  These students are ready to begin a new chapter in their lives and we are proud of them!


March 27, 2018

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

Patricia Clark speaking about Alzheimers

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

IHA skills training

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!


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