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.


  • Making Your End of Life Wishes KnownApril 6, 2018

    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

    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…

  • Family Caregiver Workshop for Dementia CareJanuary 9, 2018

    Jonesboro, AR - Learn the skills needed to care for family members with dementia. Family members are called upon to provide more caregiving than ever before. This FREE 1-day Dementia Care Workshop on Wednesday, January 17 provides information about dementia and support for anyone providing unpaid care to a family member in the home.  Types…

  • Holiday Tips for Family CaregiversDecember 15, 2017

    As the holiday season is upon us, families will be drawing together to spend time making memories, sharing meals and often visiting with those they haven’t seen in a while. Family caregivers can feel overwhelmed as well as their loved ones during these times that used to be festive occasions.  However, those dealing with illness,…

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