Free South Arkansas Caregiver Celebration Nov. 15

By Ben Boulden

There will be food, gifts for caregivers, and door prizes as well as booths offering chair massages, health screenings, and other resources all geared to support caregivers. Mayor Frank Hash will be there to formally proclaim that November is Caregiver Month in El Dorado.

No reservations are required. For more information, call the South Arkansas Center on Aging at 870-881-8969, or email

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.