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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.


  • Ageless GraceJanuary 13, 2021

    Ageless Grace Brain Health and Exercise Program

    Brain Health and Exercise The Ageless Grace Program is ideal for: • Anyone who would like to stay youthful and vibrant. • Caregivers (professional or family members) who work with these special populations and want to provide ease of movement to their clients and/or loved ones. Registration required. Call 870-879-1440 or email CMClausen@uams.edu to sign up! Free

  • Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (D.E.E.P.)January 13, 2021

    group of people for diabetes class

    FREE classes for seniors with diabetes! Self-Management Diabetes Program – The Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (D.E.E.P.) is a FREE program for Arkansans living with diabetes. People who join the D.E.E.P. program will attend 6 weekly, two-hour learning sessions where they will get hands-on training on understanding food labels, meal planning and other helpful tips on…

  • Medicare’s Open Enrollment PeriodOctober 12, 2020

    Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7 each year, and during this time you can make changes to your Medicare coverage.  You can make as many changes as you need to your Medicare coverage during Open Enrollment, and the last change you make will take effect on January 1st. Take action during…

  • Scam Alert: COVID-19 Contact TracingJuly 14, 2020

    Contact tracing is being used by health departments to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing involves identifying people who have come into contact with the virus and notifying them, recommending they self-quarantine at home for 14 days to prevent spreading the virus. A contact tracer from your state health department might call you if…

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