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The UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Training Program and the South Central Center on Aging 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.


  • Next CNA Fast Track Starts Monday, Nov. 4October 18, 2019

    New students have two weeks left to enroll in our next CNA Fast Track Class, which starts Monday, November 4, 2019. The deadline to register is Friday, November 1. Learn the skills needed to pass the state CNA exam in just 15 days! This class will graduate on Friday, November 22. Classes are held Monday-…

  • Medicare Open Enrollment ScamsOctober 15, 2019

    Medicare Open Enrollment Scams

    Medicare recipients may change their Medicare health and prescription drug plans during the yearly Open Enrollment period from October 15- December 7. Scam artists also typically seek to prey on Medicare recipients during this time. Know what to watch for to avoid falling victim to these scams. A common scam is a caller offering you…

  • Senior Day at the Fair in Pine BluffOctober 9, 2019

    Senior Day at the Fair- Pine Bluff

    Nicole Bates and Mary Beth Clark represented the South Central Center on Aging at Student and Senior Citizen Day at the Southeast District Fair in Pine Bluff last Thursday, Oct. 3. They had a great time with members of the Pine Bluff community, empowering seniors to avoid scams and recognize and report suspicious Medicare billing.…

  • Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Oct. 15October 4, 2019

    Medicare, Medicare Fraud, Open Enrollment

    Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period runs October 15 through December 7 and is the time of year when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. You can make as many changes as you need to your Medicare coverage during Medicare’s Open Enrollment. The last change you make will take effect on January 1, 2020. Take…

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