The ACAP Hickory 2019 Program has been released! Please be sure to mark your 2019 calendar for topics that resonate with you. That said, just go ahead and plug in the 2nd Tuesday of the month for your entire year. You’ll learn so much and meet other people going through the same challenges as you. For those months below with no topic, come back! We will update soon. 

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  or call (828) 610-5741.


January 8 – Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medications and Pharmaceutical Issues Related to the Geriatric Population 

February 12 Driving and Aging 

March 12 5 Legal Documents Everyone Needs/Important Decisions & Vital Documents 

April 9  The Dementia Brain, Latest Research, Support, and Treatment Options/Normal Aging vs Alzheimer’s 

May 14 – All That Stuff: The Hoarding Parent 

June 11 For Elders Still Living at Home: Supports for Care, Meals, and Transportation – Presenters: Ashlie Morrissey, DNP, AGNP-C, and Jordyn Parker, MMS, PA-C, Novant Health Neurology

July 9 –  Paying for Healthcare:  Medicare & SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program)

August 13 – Anxiety, Depression, and Loneliness, and the Meaning of Life as We Age 

September 10 – Impact of Aging on Physical and Mental Health – Presenter: Golnosh Sharafsaleh MD, MS, Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Blue Ridge Geriatrics

October 8 – The Balancing Act: Work, Home and Caring for Aging Parents

Friday, November 1 – 5th Annual ACAP Conference!        

November 12 – Impact of Caregiving on the Entire Family/Easing Holiday Stress 

December 10  Redirecting: Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Dementia Symptoms and Difficult Behaviors/Managing Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other Age-Related Types of Dementia