West Central Center on Aging
Joyce Priddy, LPN
612 S 12th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
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.
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.
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.