Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is the Schmieding Center?

Representing a collaborative effort of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging (RIOA) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Northwest Health System, the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education is a premier community-based center for healthy living in the second half of life. The Schmieding Center addresses the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and lifestyle needs of older adults with care, compassion and competency.

From where does Schmieding Center receive its operational funding?

The Schmieding Center is a non-profit organization moving towards long-term self-sustainability. The generosity of the Springdale-based Schmieding Foundation, based on a limited grant through a donation by Lawrence H. Schmieding, has been the primary funding source for the Schmieding Center. With the lifetime of the grant designated to support the Schmieding Center through its formative years coming to a close, the future of the Schmieding Center depends heavily on the support of the community through grants and donations.

I love the Schmieding Center. How can I contribute?

There are multiple ways in which you can contribute to the ongoing success of the Schmieding Center, from volunteering your time at the office or during special events to making monetary donations. Your continued dedication, help and involvement are deeply appreciated.

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I’ve heard the Schmieding Center offers free education programs. How can I participate?

The Schmieding Center in Springdale  provides high-quality educational programs. Every year, the centers provides  educational programs for healthcare professionals, paraprofessionals and the community at large. Some of the events require registration and a fee, while many are free and don’t require registration. A full listing of upcoming events is available on the Schmieding Center

Events Calendar

What services do you provide?

We provide caregiving consultations, aging resources, certified home caregiver training, community learning opportunities, continuing education for health professionals, aging information, referral, and consultation services.

Is this the Schmieding Developmental Center?

No, the Schmieding Developmental Center, located in Lowell, Arkansas, provides comprehensive developmental assessments of children from birth to 18 years of age.

How can I be proactive about healthy living?

The Schmieding Center has the Aging Resource Center (Open 8a-5p Monday-Friday)  available for free public use. Drop in anytime and talk to our knowledgeable center clerks about the latest resources available to help you engage in healthy living.

I’m in crisis about an aging-related issue and don’t know which way to turn. Help!

Please contact us for a free consultation.