February 27, 2018

Exciting News! A New Series of Free Watercolor Workshops for ages 60+

Water color class

The Schmieding Center is offering the popular Watercolor Workshop Series in the Summer of 2018, taught by Gary Johnson.  Sessions are currently available for June, July, and August! Gary’s works hang in Washington, Washington DC, California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Florida, South and North Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin, Texas and Michigan. Gary is a member of the AWS,…

January 22, 2018

Caregivers of Dementia Support Groups

Support Groups 2018

Caring for a loved one with dementia?  Gain support, information and insight from licensed professionals and other caregivers who are experiencing similar situations. If you are seeking help for you and the loved one in your care, the Schmieding Center can provide valuable resources as you go through your caregiver journey.  We are a one…

November 17, 2017

Dr. Priya Mendiratta Profile on the American Geriatrics Society Website


Dr. Priya Mendiratta, MPH, AGSF,  faculty member and Director of Geriatric Clerkship in the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, was interviewed by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) for the Profiles section of their website.  Here is the published interview:   How has being part of an inter-professional community helped you in your career and…

October 25, 2017

Dementia 101 for Family Caregivers series begins November 7

Dementia 101 for Family Caregivers, five-week series will begin on Tuesday, November 7 from 10 a.m. till Noon.  Brandi Schneider, Director of Administration and Aging Services will lead the sessions in classroom B of the Schmieding Center.  This series is free and provides basic information for family caregivers who are caring for loved ones with…

October 11, 2017

Schmieding Caregiver Appreciation Event Slated for November 16!

The Schmieding Center is hosting our annual caregiver appreciation event on November 16 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Schmieding Auditorium.  All Northwest Arkansas family and paid caregivers are invited to attend this event.  The Schmieding Center, along with many local home care agencies and aging service providers want to express how much…

October 5, 2017

Adult Vaccination Event

The Schmieding Center and Walgreens are working together to provide adult vaccinations on October 20 from 9 till 11 at the Schmieding Center. Adult vaccinations will be administered for flu and pneumonia.  A booster vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough will also be available. Walgreens will provide educational information on the importance of vaccinations…

September 15, 2017

Brown Bag Medication Review Sept. 27

Taking multiple medications is especially concerning among the elderly.  Add to that mix, over-the-counter medications or supplements. Geriatricians and researchers have warned for years the potential hazards of polypharmacy, usually defined as taking five or more drugs concurrently. Yet it continues to rise in disturbingly high levels among older adults. Even if you don’t take…

August 25, 2017

Free Workshop Teaching Proper Care for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia – Register Now!

Families provide 80% of the long-term care in this country, and the need for information is great and growing.   To meet this need, the Schmieding Center is offering our free program titled Family Caregiver Workshop: Dementia.  This program presents an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  It will provide caregiving tips that help maintain respect,…

August 22, 2017

Are You Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia? Take a Walk in Their Shoes

Young caregiver with elder woman

The Schmieding Center is offering a free program on September 8, 2017, from 9:00am to 3:00pm that will increase your understanding and empathy for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias! Our program, Alzheimer’s Experience: Take A Walk in Their Shoes, simulates the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  The program will help health…

July 31, 2017

Even If You Missed the Barnes & Noble Book Fair, You Can Still Help the Schmieding Aging Resource Center!

Purchase your favorite book, game or reading accessory online at Barnes and Noble Book Fairs through August 24, 2017.  A percentage of your purchase will benefit the Schmieding Center’s Aging Resource Center.  Make your online purchases using the Schmieding Book Fair ID 12134441 at checkout! Thanks for your support!      

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