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.

  • 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


    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…

  • Helpful Caregiving Skills for Family CaregiversMarch 13, 2019

    Caregiver, Caregiving, Family Caregiver

    Jonesboro, AR ~ A FREE, one day workshop will provide practical tips to assist family members who are caring for an aging loved one at home. Learn helpful ways to make life easier on yourself and your loved one. Don’t wait until it’s too late to prevent falls or other accidents in the home setting.…

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