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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.


  • 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…

  • Don't Fall for COVID-19 ScamsMay 27, 2020

    The Arkansas Senior Medicare Patrol and Social Security Administration are warning Americans that scammers may use the COVID-19 health crisis as an opportunity to steal personal data such as Medicare numbers and banking information. Here are some things to look out for: Fraudulent letters threatening to cancel your Medicare or Social Security benefits unless you…

  • Beware of Social Security Phone ScamsApril 17, 2020

    Telephone scammers are pretending to be government employees.  They may threaten you and demand immediate payment to avoid arrest or other legal action.  Don't be fooled! If you receive a suspicious call: HANG UP! DO NOT GIVE THEM MONEY OR PERSONAL INFORMATION! REPORT THE SCAM AT OIG.SSA.GOV What to look out for: The caller says…

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