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.


  • 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…

  • 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…

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