South Arkansas Center on Aging
Jordan Turner, RN
Assistant Education Director
106 West Main, Suite 310, El Dorado
Offering regularly scheduled support groups for individuals caring for older adults in the home, in particular, those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Family Caregiver Workshops
Free four-hour workshops offered in the community designed to increase family members’ knowledge of caregiving for older adults in the home. We offer an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Workshop and a Physical Skills Workshop. Workshops can be scheduled at your location for groups of ten or more. This workshop is provided by the UAMS Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program curriculum.
Alzheimer’s Experience/ A Walk in Their Shoes
This tour is designed to simulate the symptoms that are experienced by an Alzheimer’s/Dementia patient. The experience typically takes about 10 minutes per person and can be offered in multiple settings including special events, faith-based organizations, businesses catering to the senior population and medical facilities.
Offering one-on-one sessions with a caregiving coach specializing in caregiving issues for senior adults. In person or by phone.
A group fitness and wellness program that consists of 21 simple exercise tools that are designed for all ages and focuses on exercising the body and mind.
This is a group fitness program that combines traditional exercises with music to stimulate the body and mind.
This exercise program is designed to improve balance, stability, posture, strength and decrease the risk of falls. Studies have found it to be effective in promoting mental health and cognitive function as well.
Walk With Ease
A six-week program with a certified walking leader exploring the benefits of walking such as improve overall health, reduce pain and discomfort of arthritis increase balance, strength and pace.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)
Participants will attend 6 weekly, two-hour learning sessions where they will get hands-on training in order to better understand food labels, meal planning and other aspects of diabetes care.
Learn how to shop for and prepare diabetic-friendly meals.