We are experts in caregiving.The UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Training Program and the Center on Aging – Northeast offer a variety of programs to the community. In addition to Certified Nursing Assistant training, we offer free workshops for family caregivers providing unpaid care to older adults in the home and a variety of other free educational programs for seniors designed to promote healthy living.  Be sure to check out our program calendar in your area.


  • Center on Aging Northeast and Schmieding to host 3rd Annual Senior Expo.October 1, 2019

    Senior Expo, Expogitupchallenge

    A bunch of Hootin' and Hollerin' to a better state of health will take place Nov. 8 at Nettleton Baptist Church in Jonesboro .  The 3rd Annual Senior Expo brought to by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Center on Aging-Northeast and Schmieding Home Caregiver Training program.  The Free event will be held…

  • Senior Expo To Be Held November 8 in JonesboroAugust 29, 2019

    Senior Expo, Expogitupchallenge

    Jonesboro, AR - Plans are underway for the 3rd annual Center on Aging Senior Expo.  Vendor booths, health screenings, flu shots, door prizes, FREE catfish lunch and Bingo are just a few of the things planned for this years event to be held November 8 from 9 am til 2 pm at the Nettleton Baptist…

  • UAMS Centers on Aging Welcomes New DirectorAugust 21, 2019

    New COA Director

    Amyleigh Overton-McCoy, Ph.D., APRN,  has been named the director of the UAMS Centers on Aging, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She succeeds Angela Norman, D.N.P., who succeeded Claudia Beverly, Ph.D., R.N., as the director of these statewide programs. Norman will continue to…

  • Stay Safe in the Summer HeatJuly 8, 2019

    Avoid the extreme heat

    Older adults are more prone to heat related illnesses due to several factors in the summer months.  Existing health conditions and vulnerability to new ones are common in the summer.  Several measures can be taken to avoid health related complications which include: Staying inside during peak hours of the day Wearing sunglasses to prevent damaging…

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