May 27, 2020

Don’t Fall for COVID-19 Scams

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…


April 17, 2020

Beware of Social Security Phone Scams

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…


April 3, 2020

Choosing Between Original Medicare & Medicare Advantage

One question many people have when they  first get Medicare is whether to choose Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan. Before making this decision it is important to understand the basics of Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. Here are some key points to consider. Original Medicare, also known as traditional Medicare, is the…


February 24, 2020

February CNA Fast Track Graduates

cna, nursing

Congratulations to today’s CNA Fast Track graduates, Tarona, Juliana, Ciera, Hunter, and Jacklyn (not pictured)! We wish you the very best in your new careers as CNA’s. For more information on our upcoming classes, give us a call at 870-879-1440 or visit our website at uamscaregiving.org/PineBluff. Our next class is scheduled for April 6- April…


February 13, 2020

Heart Health: Cholesterol Basics

Heart Health

Cholesterol is a fatty substance produced by the liver and carried in our blood. You need some cholesterol for your body to function properly, but too much can cause buildup in the walls of your arteries. This causes arteries to narrow and can slow down or even block blood flow. HDL, the “good” cholesterol, helps…


February 7, 2020

CNA Students Go Red

CNA Students Go Red

Our CNA Fast Track students celebrated Go Red for Women on Friday! Did you know that almost 80% of cardiac events are preventable? Cardiac diseases are the #1 health threat for women. Visit GoRedforWomen.org for more info. Our next CNA Fast Track class in White Hall is scheduled for April 6- 24, 2020. Registration deadline:…


January 28, 2020

Mediterranean Cooking

Mediterranean Cooking Class- Pine Bluff, AR

Thanks to all who attended the January Mediterranean Cooking Class at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Office! We had a wonderful time meeting members of the community and helping prepare this healthy, delicious meal. If you’d like to join us on the second Tuesday of each month @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Jefferson County…


January 21, 2020

FREE Dementia Care Workshop

Family Caregiver Training

Join us for this FREE 4-hour workshop that provides vital information to family caregivers of people living with dementia. Class will be taught by Schmieding Home Caregiver Training instructor Mary Beth Clark, RN. Light lunch will be provided. Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM Location: Area Agency on Aging of Southeast…


January 17, 2020

Mediterranean Cooking Class

Mediterranean Cooking Class in Pine Bluff

Thanks to all who attended the Mediterranean Cooking Class at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Office last week! Our employees had a wonderful time meeting members of the community and helping prepare this healthy, delicious meal. If you’d like to join us on the second Tuesday of each month @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the…


January 6, 2020

Healthy Eating and Tasting: Mediterranean Cooking Class

Healthy Eating and Tasting (HEAT): Mediterranean Cooking Class

Join us on Tuesday, January 14th from 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM for our Monthly Healthy Eating & Tasting (HEAT): Mediterranean Cooking Class. When: Second Tuesday of each month @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Where: Jefferson County Extension Office 500 Idaho Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 The South Central Center On Aging and Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service have partnered…


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