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.


  • Do I need a Living Will?March 26, 2020

    Living will, advance directives

    Everyone should have Advance Directives. Life-threatening health problems, accidents, and illnesses can happen to anyone at any time. Advance Directives help “direct” others to follow your wishes about the kinds of care you do and do not want when you cannot make decisions yourself. So what are Advance Medical Directives?  They are written wishes about…

  • Opioid Prevention for Aging and Longevity - O.P.A.L.February 14, 2020

    Opioid crisis, alternative pain meds, cognitive behavioral therapy

    Opioids are a class of drugs that include both illegal & prescription drugs but most importantly pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), fentanyl, hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Sadly, Arkansas has the 2nd highest overall opioid prescribing rate in the nation. Especially…

  • New Decade, Less ClutterJanuary 10, 2020

    Caregiver, Declutter, Aging Parents, Organizing

    As the New Year as well as a new decade begins, many people are looking at ways to de-clutter and organize their homes and lives as a way of moving forward and de-stressing hectic schedules. Furthermore, after a holiday visit to your parent or grandparent’s homes, families may be considering to downsize for their loved…

  • 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…

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