Social, Mental, and Physical Wellness
East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging (EAAAA) offers a variety of programs to keep individuals engaged socially, mentally, and physically. Most programs are FREE
of charge and offered throughout our 12-county service area.
EAAAA offers a variety of support groups. The groups are confidential and FREE
- Alzheimer’s Support Group
- Diabetes Support Group
- Caregiver Support Group
Physical activity helps combat many chronic diseases and illnesses. The social aspect of group classes is equally important to a person. Listed below are the classes offered:
- Arthritis Aquatic Exercise
- Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
- Chair Yoga
- Move with Balance
- Strong Woman
- Bean Bag Baseball
Foster Grandparent Program
If you’re 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a foster grandparent. Foster grandparents work up to 40 hours a week serving as a role model, mentor, and friend to a child. You’ll help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives.
Foster grandparents receive a tax-free hourly stipend, training, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.
The EAAAA Volunteer Ombudsman Program seeks individuals to volunteer their time to visit patients in nursing homes. Many nursing home residents don’t have visitors and need social interaction. The volunteer ombudsman serves as the eyes and ears of the ombudsman.
As a volunteer ombudsman, you will:
- Receive training
- Have regular visitation in one or more nursing homes
- Help inform residents and family members of the Ombudsman Program
- Maintain strict confidentiality
- Discuss the needs of the residents with the ombudsman
- Receive support from EAAAA