UAMS Institute on Aging to Host Public Health Fair

By David Robinson

The health assessments by UAMS geriatric specialists will include balance and gait, blood pressure, medications, memory, mood, nutrition and body mass index. Presentations also will be given throughout the event on healthy aging.

The Ageless Health Fair also is an official drop-off site for the public to bring expired and unused medications as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. UAMS is among more than 150 locations in Arkansas for the one-day program organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Go to
and click the “FIND A SITE” button to find a Take-Back site near you.

The Institute on Aging is on the UAMS campus in Little Rock at 629 Jack Stephens Drive. Parking is free and parking attendants will be available to assist participants when they arrive and leave. For more information, call (501) 526-6800.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or