PROGRAMS


Conference Agenda

What I Wish I Had Known!
Presented by: Bob Cain, BS, MA. Vice President of Marketing, Piedmont HealthCare/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: Brian Hissom, MA, LPC, NCC. Licensed NC Certified Professional Counselor, Brian Hissom & Associates, PLLC and Gary Indenbaum, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Psychology Resources/Hickory

8:30-9:00 AM – Registration

9:00-9:30 AM – Welcome and Introducitons

9:30-10:30 AM – What I Wish I Had Known! | By Bob Cain

10:30-10:45 AM – Break

10:45-11:45 AM – Fact versus Fiction: Understanding the Aging Process | By: Dr. Brian Vierling

11:45 AM-12:30 PM – Lunch

12:30-1:30 PM – Caring for Yourself and Another–Finding the Balance | By Brian Hissom and Gary Indenbaum

1:30-2:00 PM – Wrap Up


ACAP-Hickory 2018 Programs

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 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church (2780 North Center Street, Hickory). (Please note that the December program is scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month.) While the cost-free monthly educational programs are designed for adult-child caregivers, sessions are open to all who are interested. Advance registration is strongly encouraged in order to facilitate planning. To register for ACAP-Hickory programs, please email Info.ACAPHickory@gmail.com or call (828) 610-5741.

Date and Time Topic Presenter
Tuesday, January  9 Who, What, Why, When, Where and How: Area Resources for Mom, Dad and Me Presenter: Mary Mitchell, Family Caregiver Support Specialist, Western Piedmont Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Tuesday, February  13 When Mom or Dad Goes to the Hospital: What Families Need to Know Presenter: Jonell Fields, RN, Transitions of Care Manager, Catawba Valley Medical Center
Tuesday, March 13 Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior & Project C.A.R.E. Support Presenters: Julie Cook-Walker, Education Specialist, Foothills Region, Alzheimer’s Association, and Karen Phoenix, Project C.A.R.E. Family Consultant, Area Agency on Aging, Western Piedmont Council of Governments
April 10 Walking a Mile in Their Shoes: Experiencing Aging Presenter: Kim Harris, MA, Gerontology, Executive Director, Brookdale Hickory, Northeast
May 8 Palliative Medicine and Hospice: Caring for my Parent with Serious Illness Presenter: Julie Packer, RN, MSN, Director of Professional Relations, Catawba Regional Hospice
June 12 Caring for a Loved One with Dementia Presenter: Kathy Long, RN, Vice President of Adult Services (retired), Senior Services, Winston-Salem, NC
July 10 Paying for Healthcare: Medicare & SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program) Presenter: Catherine Fannon, Western Regional Manager, NC Department of Insurance, Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
August 14 The Adult-Child Caregiver at Work Presenters: Susan H. Saylor, MS, Franchise Owner, Home Instead Senior Care and Beth Harris Brandes, MSW
September 11 Home Sweet Home: Residential Options for Mom and Dad Presenter: Ted Goins, President & CEO, Lutheran Services Carolinas
October 9 When Parents Leave Home: What to Know and How To Help Presenter: Jennie Alwood, MFA, SMM-C, Owner, Here2Home
Friday, November 2 4th annual ACAP conference!!! “Caregiving:  Finding Your Way” — Stay tuned for details!
November 13 Planning for Facility Care While Preserving Assets for Your Family Under Medicaid & Special Assistance Presenter: Kim Whitley, JD, Partner, Patrick Harper & Dixon
December 11 Spirituality of Aging & Caregivings Presenter: Dr. David Ludwig, DMin., PhD, Professor Emeritus, Lenoir-Rhyne University; Associate Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church; clinical psychologist
Please check back for additional programs!

Program Location (unless otherwise specified)


Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
2780 N Center St.
Hickory, NC 28601

Upcoming Events

TBD – October

Date: October 13, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

6th Annual ACAP Caregiver Symposium on Oct. 30th

Date: October 30, 2020

Time: 13:00 - 15:45

Sixth Annual ACAP Hickory Conference

Date: November 6, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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