Senior Health 2018-04-30T14:53:48+00:00

Senior Health

UAMS provides the most comprehensive services for seniors in Arkansas. Along with our comprehensive care, we work to offer compassionate care for our patients. A measure of how well we succeed is hearing stories like these from patients who were treated at UAMS.


  • Aging Institute Helps Patient Thrive at 75

    Nancy Alewine, 75, is a typical loving, caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. However, she’s not as average as you might think. When she isn’t at her Little Rock home, she is completing her “bucket list.”


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    You Should Know This Lady

    If you live in Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood near UAMS, maybe you have attended one of her “know your neighbors” front porch watermelon festivals.



  • Walking Into a Healthier Lifestyle With SilverSneakers

    After losing her husband of 47 years, Joyce Elrod felt a little lost herself. She had spent countless hours at the hospital with him before he passed away, and she was his constant caregiver for several years prior to his death.


  • Love and Longevity

    Soon after celebrating his 80th birthday, Philip Jonsson started feeling a little O-L-D. Slowing down was unheard of in this talented businessman’s lifestyle.


  • Ten Years of Blindness Ended

    Sue Carter was successfully treated at the UAMS Jones Eye Institute: “Because I had diabetic retinopathy and very dense cataracts, no surgeon wanted to operate on my eyes. The doctor not only performed cataract surgery, but worked with me in the low vision clinic.”


  • Research for the Best Leads Patient to UAMS

    Elizabeth Carmichael had her second hip replacement surgery at UAMS. “I had my first hip replacement about 10 years ago. It was not a great experience, so when I needed a second replacement, I researched the internet for the best and found UAMS.”



  • Helping Older Arkansans Age

    In his role as an electrical engineer who was a contract employee for NASA, Larry Ritterbush worked to develop future technologies. But when he envisioned his retirement years, he never imagined being confined to a wheelchair, unable to care for himself and facing the possibility of having his foot amputated.

  • Centenarian Exerciser Finds No Place Like UAMS

    A physically active lifestyle has been a hallmark of Charlotte Cone’s 100 years. The daily walks and gardening may be history, but she believes regular exercise at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging has been the key to maintaining her strength.

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