Hickory – ACAP-Hickory (Adult Children of Aging Parents) presents “Beyond Canes, Walkers and Rocker Knives:  Assistive Devices that Help Maintain Safety and Independence”  on Tuesday, September 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Hickory (2780 N. Center Street, Hickory).  Speaker for the program is Kelly Dant, Licensed Occupational Therapist at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Most of us know about canes, walkers and grab bars that help aging loved ones remain safe and as independent as possible.  But there is a wide range of devices that help retain dignity and independence while reducing the burden of care on the caregiver as a loved one becomes physically more dependent.

The September ACAP program is designed to help families and caregivers become familiar with adaptive equipment, from simple to complex.  Kelly Dant, a licensed occupational therapist, our program speaker, will describe adaptive equipment that is available, benefits of the devices and how to obtain the items, as well as the importance of loved ones’ retaining as much independence as possible.  Specifically, program attendees will learn about adaptive equipment and range of devices from simple to complex that help maintain a loved one’s ability to remain as independent as possible and reduce burden of care on the caregiver.  In addition, participants will become familiar with devices that are available in our community, benefits of the various pieces and how items may be obtained, and they will gain increased awareness of the importance for an individual to maintain independence with basic tasks.

We hope you will join us for this important program!  To register for this FREE program, please contact us at fhall@ACAPcommunity.org or, toll-free, 1-877-599-ACAP (2227).

ACAP-Hickory gratefully acknowledges Freedom Step and Bayada Home Health Care,  sponsors for the September ACAP program.

ACAP-Hickory, the local chapter of ACAPcommunity, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, provides information, resources, support and community for adult-child caregivers as they care for their aging parents and for themselves.  Cost-free educational programs are offered the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Hickory (2780 North Center Street, Hickory, NC) unless otherwise noted.  Although designed for adult-child caregivers, programs are open to all who are interested.

For more information visit www.ACAPcommunity.org.