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.


  • Beat the Heat - Senior Adult VersionJune 29, 2018

    Heat related health issues for seniors

    Jonesboro, AR - This summer has already started out to be exceedingly HOT.  Certain groups of people are susceptible to health problems when the temperature rises. Statistics prove that every summer there are literally hundreds of adults who fall ill with heat stroke, dehydration and heat exhaustion.  Senior adults are not able to cool down…

  • Observing Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness MonthJune 14, 2018

    Alzheimer's Support group, Alzheimer's Awareness

    Jonesboro, AR - June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, available resources and how people can get involved to support the cause. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a syndrome- a group of symptoms- that…

  • Making Your End of Life Wishes KnownApril 6, 2018

    Advance directives and financial planning for older adults.

    Have your thought about or even shared your end of life wishes with family and friends?  It's never too early to plan; in fact, it's best to do it before it's too late.   Watch this video to get motivated:  Click Here Advance care planning is NOT just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis…

  • Family Caregivers Have Option for Using FMLAMarch 19, 2018

    CAregiver

    According to a recent study by the National Alliance for Caregivers and AARP, family members spend an average of 24.4 hours per week providing care to a loved one. In addition, one out of four spends at least 40 hours a week as a caregiver.  The ever increasing issue is that many of these family…

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