Disaster Preparedness Presentation to be Held Nov. 7 in Conway

By Spencer Watson

The presentation will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the Conway Senior Wellness & Activity Center, 705 E. Siebenmorgen. For more information or to register, call Laura Spradley at 501-526-7482. Space is limited.

The program is presented by Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the American Red Cross – Arkansas Region, and Alzheimer’s Arkansas. AGEC is funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration grant of $3.7 million for a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. The AGEC is a program of the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, teaches skills that save lives, provides international humanitarian aid, and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

Alzheimer’s Arkansas is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides support, education and financial assistance to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related illnesses. They have served Arkansans in need statewide since 1934.


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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