All I Want for Christmas Free Family Caregiver Event to be Held Nov. 17

By Ben Boulden

November is National Family Caregiver Month. If you provide any type of care or assistance to a loved one, you are invited and welcome to attend. This event will feature useful information about caregiving resources and stress management tips along with various demonstrations related to caregiving. Refreshments will be provided, and door prizes will be awarded to some attendees.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call 870-879-1440.

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.