Former nurse pleads guilty to theft of controlled substance

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that a Conway woman has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of obtaining drugs by fraud. [Full Text]

Laman’s full calendar of monthly events

The library puts on many special events for the children’s section and shows movies in the auditorium. Here are some of the monthly activities at the library: [Full Text]


Will it really be affordable health care? / Appreciate your older workers / Retired federal worker speaks out [Full Text]

A bird’s-eye view of growing up in Arkansas

If you want to show your grandchildren how things have changed over the years, visit the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., in downtown Little Rock. [Full Text]

Put safety first when traveling this summer

LITTLE ROCK – Schools across the state have closed for the summer and Arkansas residents will start hitting the road for vacations or visits with family and friends. [Full Text]

Smartphone apps could aid medication adherence

LITTLE ROCK — Smart phones could be part of the answer to a $100 billion problem facing the health care industry involving patients who don’t fully adhere to their prescribed medicine regimens, according to researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy. [Full Text]

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June 2013 - Volume 2 - Number 2

This library caters to the needs of many

The William F. Laman Public Library in North Little Rock is definitely not like the city library of years ago when we were in school, nor is it even like the local libraries when your children were in school. [Full Text]

Five seniors inducted in state Hall of Fame

Five Arkansans from across the state were inducted into the state’s Senior Hall of Fame May 14 at the State Capitol. The Senior Hall of Fame honors Arkansans 65 and older who, through volunteering, have worked to improve and enhance the lives of seniors in Arkansas. [Full Text]

Senior centers reeling from budget cuts

Dramatic reductions in services will soon be seen at senior centers across Arkansas. The reason? Budget cuts and increasing costs. [Full Text]

Russellville hospice receives honors award

Arkansas Hospice Russellville has been named as a recipient of the Hospice Honors Award given by Deyta, a data-gathering company that partners with thousands of hospice, home health, human services and other healthcare organizations. [Full Text]

East Arkansas Area Agency

Serving Clay, Crittenden, Greene, Lee, Phillips, Randolph, Craighead, Cross, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett and St. Francis counties. Visit us on the Internet: [Full Text]

White River Area Agency on Aging

Serving Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren White or Woodruff counties. Visit us on the Internet: • Call toll free at 800-432-9721 [Full Text]

Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas

Serving Clark, Conway, Garland, Hot Spring, Johnson, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Pope and Yell counties. Visit us on the Internet: • Call toll free at 800-467-2170 [Full Text]

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas

Serving Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy and Washington counties. Visit us on the Internet: [Full Text]

A tomato a day, keeps...

Between bouts of humid hot sunshine and torrential thunderstorms, fondly known as June in Arkansas, what can one do while waiting for it to cool down enough to fire up the grill or quit raining long enough to barbecue those burgers? [Full Text]

Classes offered in computers for seniors at UAMS

Computer classes on Fundamentals for Beginners and Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word and Navigating the Internet will be taught in July for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. Classes begin July 1. They are: [Full Text]

Cabot beauty

Marjorie Byrum, a 91-year-old resident of Cabot Nursing and Rehabilitation, was recently named second runner-up in the Queen’s Pageant of Arkansas Health Care Association District 1 after competing with 30 other contestants at the Performing Arts Auditorium at UALR. Byrum was born in Oklahoma and raised in Fort Smith. She is a widow and has three children, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Aging centers receive $75,000 for Meals on Wheels programs

SEARCY – BHP Billiton Petroleum has donated $75,000 to aging centers in five north central Arkansas counties to support Meals on Wheels programs. Aging program directors say that budget cuts are making it difficult to fight senior hunger in their communities, especially at a time when the elderly population continues to grow. [Full Text]