UAMS Schmieding Program, Center on Aging Hold National Caregiver Celebration at Butterfield Place Nov. 22

By Ben Boulden

West Central Center on Aging staff will be at an event booth to distribute caregiver handouts, educational tips and caregiver support group information as well as answer questions from caregivers. A door prize will be awarded to an attendee. Lunch at no cost will follow at the facility.

No registration is required.

The UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging serves the needs of an aging generation with the highest standards of research and care. It was established through a 1997 gift of $28.8 million from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and expanded through a 2009 foundation gift of $33.4 million. Within the institute is the Arkansas Aging Initiative (AAI), created from part of Arkansas’ share of the Master Tobacco Settlement to improve the health of older Arkansans through interdisciplinary clinical care and innovative education programs, and to influence state and national health policy. The AAI created seven Centers on Aging throughout the state to provide senior adults access to quality care within a 60-mile drive from their homes. These centers offer the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program so older adults might have more opportunities to remain at home.