June 27, 2019

Free Watercolor Workshops for ages 60+

Water color class

The Schmieding Center is offering a series of the popular Watercolor Workshops, taught by Gary Johnson. 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, ANA, MSW, NWS, and SCWS, where he is a Signature Member of…

December 11, 2018

What is Schmieding FUN FRIDAY?


At the Schmieding Center, we want to help older adults enjoy meaningful, engaged, long and healthy lives. Fun Friday’s give NWA older adults the opportunity for an outing where they can go to build a social support network while participating in activities to keep their bodies and minds active. Where:   Schmieding Center When:  Every Friday…

October 29, 2018

FREE Chair Yoga Class Offered Every Friday!

Chair yoga picture

Join certified Yoga instructor, Rhonda Kinnally, for a beginner’s chair yoga class at the Schmieding Center. Rhonda is certifed in VariYoga and will be teaching a gentle level yoga that is safe and accessible to older adults. A few of the many health benefits of Yoga are: Regain flexibility, stamina and balance Reduce stress and…

March 25, 2018

Understanding Alzheimers – Free Program for Youth and Teens

Caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimers Disease (AD) is stressful on adults.  There is much to be understood about how AD changes a person’s brain and the symptoms associated with the disease.  Now imagine how these changes affect younger persons when AD strikes someone in their lives.  This program is provided to help young people…

January 22, 2018

Caregivers of Dementia Support Groups

Support Groups

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…

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