January 13, 2021

Ageless Grace

Ageless Grace Brain Health and Exercise Program

FREE Brain Health and Exercise Program conducted online via ZOOM. 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…

Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (D.E.E.P.)

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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…

October 12, 2020

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period

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…

July 14, 2020

Scam Alert: COVID-19 Contact Tracing

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…

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

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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:…

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