UAMS aging institute adds expansion to existing floors

The Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation this month dedicated four new floors built atop the existing institute that will expand research and education capabilities. [Full Text]

Aging With Knowledge Workshop June 15

The East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, along with St. Bernards Behavioral Health, Harris Hospital Senior Care, NEA Baptist and Highland Drive Baptist Church, recognizing the need for adequate information sharing, are sponsoring our first Aging With Knowledge workshop to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 15 from at the Highland Drive Baptist Church auditorium in Jonesboro. [Full Text]

Computer classes for seniors set

SeniorNet of Little Rock will offer the following computer courses for seniors who are 50 or older during July: [Full Text]

Alzheimer’s: a view from the inside

Retired psychologist Dr. Richard Taylor, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 58, is making his fourth trip to Arkansas. [Full Text]

More seniors turning to the Internet

According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, as of April, 53 percent of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email. [Full Text]


“I’ve never been to Arkansas. Where should I go?” “What is a ‘must-see’ attraction?” “What should I not miss on my trip to Arkansas?“ “I’ve been to Arkansas before but I want to find other interesting places to visit [in the state].” [Full Text]

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June 2012 - Volume 1 - Number 2

American Legion coach Bob Hickingbotham directs players Austin Allen, from left, Jared Wilson, Chris McClendon and Kenny Cummings at the season opener against Little Rock Blue at Hickingbotham Field at Dupree Park in Jacksonville.

McGhee native: A lifetime of service

Jacksonville’s Bob Hickingbotham has worn many hats and worn one. In his professional career that started in Arkansas City in 1957, he’s been a teacher, principal, bus driver, state worker and daycare manager. But through all that, he’s been a volunteer. [Full Text]

WWII veteran liberated camp

Beryl Wolfson helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp in southeastern Germany. “We went into the camp on May 3, 1945,” he said on the anniversary of the camp’s liberation. “Bodies were piled up everywhere.” [Full Text]

Many older Arkansans worry about food, survey says

A report released this month from the Meals On Wheels Research Foundation found that the number of seniors experiencing hunger increased 78 percent between 2001 and 2010. Between 2007 and 2010, the increase was 34 percent. That means one in seven older people in the U.S. and one in five people in Arkansas daily face the threat of hunger. [Full Text]

Home Instead honors senior’s volunteer work

Doyne Elder was honored for his longtime volunteer work at Bale Elementary School in Little Rock. The award was presented by Home Instead Senior Care in North Little Rock on May 31. For 16 years, the 78-year-old has helped to manage a reading program that rewards pupils according to how many books they read. He also serves as a crossing guard and math tutor. [Full Text]

Support groups offer help

Alzheimer’s Arkansas has an affiliated caregiver support group which holds monthly meetings in Jacksonville and in many locations throughout the state. The Jacksonville group meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday in the education building at North Metro Medical Center, 1400 W. Braden. [Full Text]

Two events focus on consumer protections

A Consumer Protection Town Hall, “Protecting Arkansans,” will be held from 8:15 a.m. until noon Tuesday, June 12 at Fairfield Bay Baptist Church, 481 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. An almost identical program will be held the following day from 8:15 a.m. until noon Wednesday, June 13 at the Cherokee Village Elks Lodge, 15 Elks Drive, Cherokee Village, Ark. [Full Text]

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Gov. Sid McMath’s birth

Community organizations and the McMath family are working together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gov. Sidney Sanders McMath with activities on Thursday and Friday, June 14-15 at Central Arkansas Library System locations. These organizations were important to Gov. McMath at different times in his life, and the activities reflect those connections. [Full Text]

Healthy menu alternatives

My mother-in-law has a paperback on her reading table titled “Growing Old Ain’t for Wimps” by motivational speaker and author Karen O’Connor. Love the title and the book is full of short Christian stories about the challenges people face as they age. [Full Text]

T-Shirt design winners are announced

White River Area Agency on Aging recently held a contest, within their 10-county service area, for the Home Care Assistants to design the back of the agency T-shirt. A total of 110 entries were received. Many great entries were received and choosing the winning design was not an easy task. However, the winners have been announced! [Full Text]

Region 3 plans regional golf tourney July 23

Bill Garman Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for Monday, July 23. Harbor Oaks Golf Club, Pine Bluff The Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas will host the annual Bill Garman Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, July 23 at the Harbor Oaks Golf Club, 1 Harbor Oaks Lane in Pine Bluff. [Full Text]

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UAMS Center on Aging opens in Mountain Home

The Arkansas Aging Initiative (AAI), a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has opened a Center on Aging, its ninth, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. [Full Text]

Friends of Project Compassion dinner in Fort Smith on July 24

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas will host the second annual Friends of Project Compassion Dinner on at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at the Fort Smith Senior Activity Center located at 2700 Cavanaugh Road. Special guests Sue and Guy Dallas, Alzheimer’s Association Ambassadors, will share their experience dealing with Sue’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 2004 and Guy’s role as her primary caregiver. [Full Text]