UAMS to Hold Drive-Thru Senior Expo in Jonesboro on April 25

By Yavonda Chase

Held in partnership with St. Bernards Medical Center, the expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the church’s parking lot at 7001 E. Johnson Ave.

Because of COVID-19 considerations, this year’s event will be a drive-thru. Attendees will remain in their vehicles, and the vendors will set up in parking spaces. Seniors, their families and caregivers are invited to drive through to collect information and education about resources available to them in the region, obtain free flu and COVID-19 vaccinations, get free health screenings and register to win door prizes.

The first 500 drive-thru participants may pick up a free boxed lunch from Trauma Hogs BBQ.

Dozens of vendors with booths will present information about such services and organizations as banking services, medical equipment, estate and trust planning, financial and legal planning, Medicare planning, home health services, hospice care, senior health and community clinics and skilled nursing facilities.

Platinum sponsors are the Oldham Law Firm and the East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging.

In the event of inclement weather, the expo will occur April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More information is available by calling 870-207-7598 or emailing aburgess@uams.edu

The UAMS Center on Aging-Northeast is a program of the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging in collaboration with St. Bernards Healthcare.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 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. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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