Mruk Family Education Center on Aging

Aging Support Resources in North Central Arkansas & South Central Missouri

Mruk Family Education Center on Aging (MFECOA) is dedicated to helping you live a longer and healthier life. The MFECOA provides educational programs, resources and healthcare services to older adults and their families to help them address aging issues.

Available Services Include:

  • Journey to Healthy Aging seminars
  • Positive Approach to Care Workshops
  • AARP Driver Safety
  • Talking to Your Doctor
  • Self Defense for Seniors
  • Dementia Friendly Community Program
  • Dementia Caregiver Toolbox
  • Education and support groups
  • Resource library
  • Exercise programs for men and women
  • Lunch and Learn programs
  • Rock Steady Boxing (A non-contact boxing exercise to fight back against Parkinson's Disease)

The center includes a classroom for education and support services related to home safety, caregiving, geriatric medicine and other aging issues. Regular educational programs cover a variety of health topics, such as Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis and dementia.

For more information or to schedule the Coordinator to speak at your next civic or church group, contact the Mruk Family Education Center on Aging at (870) 508-3880 or email E. Diahanne VanGulick, MFECOA Coordinator, at evangulick@baxterregional.org.


MFECOA Advisory Board

  • Scott Booth, Chair
  • Sharon Jones, RN, Vice Chair
  • Marilyn Allen
  • Cathie Bodenhamer, RN
  • Kirk Brown
  • Pam Bridgman
  • Robert Clarke
  • Nick Goodrich
  • Judy Matty
  • Noel Morris
  • Katie King Risk
  • Shawn Taylor
  • Matt Taylor
  • Mark Ungerank
  • Diahanne VanGulick - MFECOA Coordinator
  • Justin Woods, CFRE - Foundation Advisor