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Area Agency on Aging

Area Agency on Aging

of Western Arkansas

Since 1974, Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas has been a leader in providing 24-hour in-home care to underserved Arkansans.  AAA Western Arkansas is a non-profit dedicated to helping you and your loved ones realize a better quality of life through individually tailored home health services. AAA provides a range of home health services across western Arkansas from its three offices in Fort Smith, Paris and Mena. 


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Project Compassion

Project Compassion began in 1972. Our mission is to bring joy, companionship, and quality of life to residents of nursing homes. Over 300 volunteers provided one-to-one visits, assist with group activities such as cards, crafts, bingo and pet and music therapies.  There is never a fee for our services. 


Trinity Catholic School Retreat Center

1205 South Albert Pike

Fort Smith, AR 72903

Email: [email protected]

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Slinger is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business that manufactures assistive devices to enhance independence and accessibility for smartphone use by older people and people with disabilities.  Slinger is the only universal, retractable phone lanyard with a built-in wallet and kickstand. The lanyard extends long enough to wear in the front, crossbody, or over the shoulder like a purse. The lanyard can be quickly and easily retracted and put away so that the phone still fits inside a pocket or purse. The integrated wallet holds up to 5 IDs and credit cards, and /or cash. The wallet doubles as a kickstand for a sturdy horizontal or vertical support. Being able to carry ID and credit cards reduces the number of individual items people must carry and keep track of, which is especially helpful for people with low vision or blindness, or who use wheelchairs.  Being able to wear your phone allows for hands free use during phone calls with the use of the speaker phone, assists use of the phone with reduced hand dexterity or strength, and reduces the risk of dropping, damaging, and /or loss of the phone.  Always having access to the phone while wearing it also improves safety for older people and people with disabilities, especially those with more independence or who live alone, since they will have their phones with them in case of an emergency.

Mark Small