About Us

The Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education (SCSHE) was established January 1, 1999, as the first satellite Center on Aging affiliated with the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging (DWR-IOA) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Located in Springdale, Arkansas, the SCSHE represents a cooperative effort by the DWR-IOA and Northwest Health System.

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.

Mission

To improve health outcomes of older Arkansans in our region through interdisciplinary clinical care and innovative education programs and to influence health policy at the state and national levels with emphasis on care of rural older adults.

Where there’s home, there’s hope.

– Lawrence H. Schmieding

 

Schmieding Annual Report