Who We Are

Since 1974, Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas has been a leader in providing 24-hour in-home care to underserved Arkansans. AAAWA is a non-profit dedicated to helping you and your loved ones realize a better quality of life through individually tailored home health services.

Our mission is to assist medically frail individuals in maintaining desired lifestyles through high-quality accessible and affordable alternatives.

Our Work

Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas provides a range of home health services across western Arkansas from its three offices in Fort Smith (Corporate), Paris and Mena.

We bill Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. We also accept donations, memorials and private pay.

We provide care without regard to race, religion, color, sex, creed, national origin, age or physical or mental handicap. We provide services to individuals who have greatest economic need with particular attention to low-income minority individuals and older individuals residing in rural areas.

Click here to read our complete Notice of Non-Discrimination.

Our Vision

To establish a quality aging-at-home environment for our underserved communities in western Arkansas.

Our Values

Serving the community

We’re connected with our community to give the best care it deserves.

Passion for compassion

We have a passion for serving our community with compassion.

Giving our all

We do what we can when we can to serve our community.

Our team of experts

Jennifer Hallum
Jennifer HallumCEO
Dana Callaway
Dana CallawayVice President of Finance
Kristen Robertson
Kristen RobertsonHuman Resources Manager
Carrie Tolbert
Carrie TolbertDirector of Nursing
David Joplin
David JoplinDirector of Transportation
Sheri Rudd
Sheri Rudd IT Supervisor
Shannon Montez
Shannon MontezGrants and Housing Supervisor

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