Series of Free Caregiver Workshops by Alzheimer’s Arkansas Scheduled Statewide

Alzheimer’s Arkansas invites caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to participate in one of their several upcoming caregiver workshops around the state. The 2019 Little Rock Hope for the Future Caregiver Workshop will kick off the series of workshops on Friday, March 8, at Geyer Springs Baptist Church.

Hope for the Future workshops provide education, tools, training and support to family and professional caregivers to help improve their skills regarding Alzheimer’s disease and its progression. Through the support of local vendors and sponsors, the workshop is completely FREE for caregivers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear national and local speakers who will present on topics concerning caregivers of early-to late-stage patients.

“Whether it’s legal advice, tough financial decisions, redirecting challenging behaviors or simply learning what Alzheimer’s is, we’ll have something for everyone,” said Carolyn Torrence, program and education director for Alzheimer’s Arkansas.

In order to ensure the events are accessible for all caregivers, the organization is offering mini-grants to cover the cost of daycare or in-home care on the day of the events. Attendees can fill out a simple form and receive reimbursement shortly after the workshop.

Continuing education credits (CEU’s) are available for nurses, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, emergency medical services, social workers and certified nursing assistants.

This year’s events will be held in 10 cities:

Little Rock Geyer Springs Baptist Church

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 12400 I-30

March 8, 2019 Little Rock, AR 72210

Hot Springs Village Coronado Center

8: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 150 Ponderosa Way

April 12, 2019 Hot Springs Village, AR 71909

River Valley First United Methodist Church

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 215 W. Sevier St.

June 7, 2019 Clarksville, AR 72830

Faulkner County Second Baptist Church

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Student Center

June 28, 2019 2600 Dave Ward Drive

Conway, AR 72227

Jonesboro St. Bernard’s Auditorium

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 505 E. Washington Ave.

July 19, 2019 Jonesboro, AR 72401

Hot Springs The Dierk’s Auditorium

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 101 College Drive

July 26, 2019 Hot Springs, AR 71913

Northwest Arkansas Concordia of Bella Vista

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1 Concordia Drive

Aug. 16, 2019 Bella Vista, AR 72715

Tri-Delta Marianna Civic Center

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 593 State Hwy. 243

Sept. 6, 2019 Marianna, AR 72360

Harrison The Durand Center

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 303 Main St.

Sept. 20, 2019 Harrison, AR 72601

El Dorado St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 512 Champagnolle Road

Oct. 18, 2019 El Dorado, AR 71730

For more information, to find an event, or to inquire about the grant, contact Alzheimer’s Arkansas by calling 501-224-0021 or visit

About Alzheimer’s Arkansas: Alzheimer’s Arkansas is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and financial assistance to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. They have served Arkansans in need, statewide, since 1934.