Hickory – ACAP Hickory provides information, resources, support and community for adult children as we care for our aging parents and for ourselves. ACAP Hickory meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church (2780 North Center Street, Hickory), unless otherwise noted. While the FREE monthly educational programs are designed for adult-child caregivers, programs are open to all. Advance registration is requested in order to facilitate planning.

To register for ACAP Hickory programs, please email info.ACAPHickory@gmail.com or call (828) 610-5741.

2019 ACAP Programs:

January 8, Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medications: Pharmaceutical Issues Related to Elders; Presenter: Keith Breedlove, Clinical Pharmacist, Broughton Hospital.

February 12, Driving and Aging; Presenter: Miriam Young, MS, OTR/L, Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, Frye Regional Medical Center.

March 12, 5 Legal Documents Everyone Needs; Presenter: Kim Whitley, JD, Managing Partner, Patrick Harper & Dixon.

April 9, The Dementia Brain: Latest Research, Support, and Treatment Options; Presenters: Ashlie Morrissey, DNP, AGNP-C, and Jordyn Parker, MMS, PA-C, Novant Health Neurology.

May 14, All That Stuff: The Hoarding Parent; Presenter: Jeffrey Dula, MSHS, GERO Specialist, QMHP, Vaya Health

June 11, Stay tuned for details!

July 9, Paying for Healthcare: Medicare & SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program); Presenter: Catherine Fannon, Western Regional Manager, NC Department of Insurance, SHIIP

August 13, Anxiety, Depression, and Loneliness; Presenter: Dennis Stamper, Chaplain, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge.

September 10, Stay tuned for details!

October 8, The Balancing Act: Work, Home and Caring for Aging Parents; Presenters: Susan H. Saylor, MS, Franchise Owner, Home Instead Senior Care; Beth Harris Brandes, MSW, Consultant; Cynthia Eades, Director,Human Relations, Catawba County.

November 1, 5th annual ACAP Hickory conference!!! Stay tuned for details!

November 12, Impact of Caregiving on the Entire Famiy; Presenter: Mary Mitchell, Family Caregiver Support Specialist, Western Piedmont Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.

December 10, Redirecting: Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Dementia Symptoms and Difficult Behaviors; Presenter: Julie Cook-Walker, Director of Dementia Care, Affinity Living Group.

ACAP Hickory is a local chapter of ACAPcommunity, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. www.acaphickory.org.