February 5, 2019

Alzheimer’s Experience: Take a Walk in Their Shoes

caregiver

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…


January 30, 2019

Arthritis Foundation “Walk With Ease” program to begin February 11 in Fort Smith

group of seniors walking in a mall

Join us for a FREE “Walk With Ease” program. This is an Arthritis Foundation program that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.  No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six week Walk With Ease program can teach you…


January 10, 2019

Start 2019 with Tai Chi

Tai Chi program

All older adults in the River Valley are invited to join this FREE program designed to provide an exercise that is easy for people to learn, no matter their physical condition or age and prior knowledge of Tai Chi. This program includes slow, gentle fitness exercises that focus on breathing and stretching.  All you need…


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…


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