WWW.CITISCAPES.COM | 21 “UAMS is extremely proud to have been chosen by Mr. Schmieding to carry on his work,” said UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D. “As the state’s only academic health sciences university, we share the vision of Mr. Schmieding and the Schmieding Foundation of improving the life of all Arkansans. The UAMS Schmieding Center continues to lead the way in senior health and education for the rest of the country.” The Schmieding Center was established Jan. 1, 1999, when Lawrence H. Schmieding gave UAMS more than $15 million to operate health and education programs for the seniors of Northwest Arkansas and to train home caregivers so older Arkansans could age at home. Lawrence Schmieding, who died in 2009, made the gift after searching in vain for qualified home caregivers for his aging brother, Bert. The center became the first regional Center on Aging of the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, which is directed by Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D. “The Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education has served as a model to open six other Centers on Aging throughout the state,” Wei said. “Our mission is to improve health outcomes of older Arkansans through innovative education programs, clinical care and home caregiver training to keep seniors happy and in their own homes. In Mr. Schmieding’s words, ‘Where there’s home, there’s hope.’” The Schmieding Center addresses the needs of seniors through a senior health clinic, social and physical activities such as watercolor workshops and Tai Chi and yoga classes, family caregiver workshops and support groups, health professional continuing education, home caregiver training, Alzheimer/dementia classes, certified nursing assistant training and social work student fellowship experiences. ■ Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com for more information. Washington Regional is committed to being the stroke care leader in Northwest Arkansas, offering the latest advancements in stroke diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, Washington Regional provides the highest level of stroke care in our area – with the region’s only stroke neurologists, minimally invasive stroke treatment options and dedicated Neurosurgical ICU. For more information, or to learn about the warning signs of a stroke, go to wregional.com/stroke. The Highest Level of Stroke Care in Our Area Gary McHenry, Ph.D., Director of the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education; Cam Patterson, M.D., UAMS Chancellor; Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging; Randy Shin, M.D., Director of the Washington Regional Senior Health Clinic; and Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus