Patients & Visitors

The staff at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging is dedicated to providing the most highly advanced and compassionate care to you or your loved one.  Established in 2000 with a $28.8 million gift from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the eight-story structure houses primary care, education, research and outreach programs for adults 65 years and older.  The Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, one of only a few free-standing departments in the nation, is also headquartered in the facility.  Located on the campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the 96,000-square foot Reynolds Institute is one of six designated institutes of excellence at UAMS.

Patients, age 65-years and older, are cared for by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists who have received training in health management and treatment of older adults. Geriatricians, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, physical and occupational therapists, and social workers each make up the team.  Unless specified by your particular insurance plan, no physician referral is necessary to make an appointment in the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic.

The Reynolds Institute on Aging is easy to find, it is located on the edge of the UAMS campus and directions to our building are located under the Find Us tab of this website.  The Institute is a eight story building with each floor housing different departments.  The first floor houses education with classrooms and individual cubicles for study.  The second floor houses the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic, the Ottenheimer Fitness Center, and the Schmeiding Caregiver offices.  The third floor house Translational research and rehab space.  The fourth floor will be for basic science research along with the sixth floor.  The fifth floor will be for Interdiciplinary research.  The seventh floor will be Translational Research and the Murine Vivarium space.  And the eighth floor of the Institute houses the Reynolds Institute on Aging administration offices, Hartford Nursing and the UAMS Centers on Aging.  We also have the Jo Ellen Ford auditorium, the water wellness program, and the RIOA cafe on the first floor of the Institute.  The cafe is open from 8:00 a.m- 9:30 a.m. and from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and features a hot breakfast bar, a hot grill, potato and salad bar, sandwiches, snacks, drinks, and a vending machine.

To make your visit to the Reynolds Institute easier, we offer a circle drive loading and unloading zone by the front entrance, volunteers to help you in and out of your vehicle, and a shuttle to other parts of the UAMS campus for our patients.  These services are located at the information desk by the front entrance to the Reynolds Institute on Aging.