Hickory – ACAP Hickory (Adult Children of Aging Parents), Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) and Carolina Caring (formerly Catawba Regional Hospice) present “Caregiving: Finding Your Way,” the 4th Annual ACAP Hickory Caregiver Conference, on Friday, November 2, from 9am to 2pm. Location for the FREE program is Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCG), 1880 2nd Avenue NW, Hickory, NC.

The ACAP Caregiver Conference is for family caregivers and professionals. Attendees will learn strategies to become an effective caregiver and advocate for older adults. Topics for the conference include: What I Wish I Had Known! presented by Bob Cain, BS, MA. Vice President of Marketing, Piedmont Health Care/Winston-Salem; Fact versus Fiction: Understanding the Aging Process presented by Brian Vierling, MD. Family Medicine and Geriatrics, Wake Forest Health Network, Conover; Caring for Yourself and Another-Finding the Balance presented by Gary Indenbaum, Ph. D, Licensed Psychologist. Counseling & Psychology Resources, Hickory and Brian Hissom, MA, LPC, NCC. Licensed NC Certified Professional Counselor, Brian Hissom & Associates, PLLC, Hickory.

Admission is FREE. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Space is limited. Registration deadline is October 25.

ACAP Hickory is partnering with Catawba Regional Hospice and Western Piedmont Council of Governments again this year. The partners gratefully acknowledge Home Instead Senior Care, Catawba Valley Health System, Lutheran Services Carolinas, Trinity Ridge, Trinity Village and PACE@Home as Gold Sponsors for the conference and Hickory Falls Health & Rehabilitation and Adult Life Programs as Silver Sponsors. We hope you will join us on Friday, November 2. To register for this FREE conference, either call 828-485-4256 or go online at www.wpcog.org. Registration deadline is October 25. Nursing contact hours are available, $10 due day of conference. Free door prizes will be given out.