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.


  • 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…

  • Support When YOU Need it MostMay 16, 2019

    Support Groups, Alzheimer's Support, Caregiver support

    Jonesboro, AR ~ Catch phrases come and go, but there is one that has taken off recently that is worthy of sharing.  Have you found your "tribe?"  According to the Urban Dictionary a tribe is defined as a group of friends that becomes your family.  Some people refer to their own family as their tribe. …

  • Take a Walk in Their Shoes- Alzheimer's ExperienceMay 10, 2019

    Alzheimers

    Jonesboro, AR ~ When the UAMS Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program rode into Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to offer a Dementia Experience, the staff at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center were able to "Take a Walk in Their Shoes." This sensory activity provides an in-depth look into what even simple, everyday tasks can be like for a…

  • Caregiver Programs Available in JonesboroMarch 18, 2019

    Alzheimer's Support group, Caregiver Skills, Find your Tribe

    Jonesboro, AR ~ Helping you discover ways to handle caregiver challenges are very important to us at the UAMS Centers on Aging and Schmieding Caregiver Training Program. Coming up this week and next in Jonesboro are 2 events that will help caregivers meet those challenges with less difficulty. A Caregiver Support Group for families of…

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