Getting Older: The Challenge of Aging Well in Arkansas

September 2015 ENGAGE Magazine

In this edition of ENGAGE, we’re highlighting programs that make a difference for older Arkansans. You’ll find information on nonprofits who are helping older Arkansans thrive, innovative programs that are tackling the challenges of senior hunger, and viewpoints on the biggest challenges facing older Arkansans.

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Stories inside: 

Nonprofits Help Older People Live Independently by Kim Dishongh
"'Every town needs a Kindness,' says long-time volunteer Janie Jones. Kindness Inc., in Mountain Home, is a nonprofit organization that offers free transportation to elderly residents in Baxter and Marion counties who have places to go. 'There are other groups that have transportation for doctor appointments and hospital trips and things like that,' says Jones, who lives in Bull Shoals, 'but Kindness is designed just to keep people happy and keep them at home. We fill in wherever possible.'" Read more here >> 

The Caring Place Supports Alzheimer's Patients and Families
Read about The Caring Place and their mission to provide fun and physical activity for clients with Alzheimer's while giving their caregivers a few free hours from self care. Read more here >> 

Ten Ways to Attack Senior Hunger
Arkansas is first in the nation in senior hunger, but today Arkansas nonprofits are meeting this need with creativity.  Read more here >> 

Arkansas Viewpoints
Dr. Jeanne Wei of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and retired United Methodist pastor Rev. Herschel McClurkin of Alma give us their Viewpoints on the biggest challenges facing older Arkansans. Read their responses here >> 

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