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…


December 13, 2019

Senior Game Day in White Hall

games and puzzles

Starting Friday, January 24, join us for Game Day at the South Central Center on Aging on the 4th Friday of each month from 10:00 AM- 12:00 noon. Dominoes, Bingo, Bridge, and more! Let us know what type of games you’d like to see included. Give us a call at 870-879-1440 to sign up! We…


December 9, 2019

Medicare Scam Alert: Genetic Testing Fraud

Fraud, letters, scrabble

Genetic testing fraud is when Medicare is billed for a screening or test that is not medically necessary and/or has not been ordered by a physician who is treating you. This type of fraud is commonly advertised under some of the following names: Cancer screening/ testing DNA screening/ testing Genetic screenings/ testing Parkinson’s disease screening/…


December 2, 2019

Caregiver Tip: Handwashing

Hand washing, germ prevention

Hand-washing is one of the best and easiest ways to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick.  It is especially important that you remember to  wash your hands during these key times when the risk of spreading infection is high: Before handling, preparing, and eating food, as well as during and after preparing…


November 22, 2019

Walk with Ease to Reach Your Fitness Goals

Walk with Ease

Happy Holidays! As we move into this holiday season, physical activity becomes more important. Have you considered your diet and exercise goals to help you through this holiday season? Our Walk with Ease program will help you with your physical activity goals. It’s not too late to register for our Walk with Ease program. The…


November 21, 2019

November: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

 Some memory loss is normal as we age, but memory loss that causes a disruption in your daily life could be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Know what signs and symptoms to look out for, and schedule an appointment with your doctor if you notice any of them. Memory loss that disrupts…


November 13, 2019

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Christmas Wreaths

Thank you to all who participated in our Christmas Wreath Workshop this week! We’d also like to thank the White Hall Community Center for providing space for us to hold this event. November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month AND National Home Care Month! Keep an eye on our website UAMScaregiving.org/PineBluff for upcoming events, including…


November 4, 2019

Walk with Ease: Say YES to Your Health!

Group of adults outdoors. Learn to manage your diabetes.

Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease: a 6-Week Walking Program Presented By: South Central Center on Aging – UAMS Participation is FREE! Walk with Ease was developed for adults with arthritis but it is also good for anyone who wants to be more active.  The only pre-requisite is to be able to be on your feet for…


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