The Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education

Located in Springdale, Arkansas, the SCSHE represents a cooperative effort by the DWR-IOA and Northwest Health System.  From temporary quarters in 1999 to the 27,500 square foot, state-of-the-art facility at 2422 North Thompson Street in Springdale, Arkansas, the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education stands as a visible tribute to the generosity of the late Lawrence H. Schmieding. When Mr. Schmieding made the contribution in 1999, he envisioned a center that would “improve the quality of life for older adults.”

Mr. Schmieding said. One of his favorite sayings was, “Where there’s home, there’s hope.” The realization of his vision for educational programs as well as clinical and support services for older adults has continued to serve residents of northwest Arkansas and beyond. His desire to enrich the lives of others is his legacy to all who have been served by their experiences at the Schmieding Center.

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    A Discussion on Frontal Temporal Dementia. March 20, 2020 - 11am to Noon

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    Water color class

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