Welcome to ACAPcommunity!
Caring for an aging parent is a wonderful way to say "thank you" to Mom and Dad. Accompanying our parents as they age can be a privilege and joy, but doing so sometimes brings challenges. The relationship between the aging parent and adult-child, honed over decades, is like no other, and the dynamics between the two are filled with history, memories and emotions as a result of typical parent-child interactions.
ACAPcommunity is a nationally-unique 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support adult-child caregivers as we care for our aging parents and for ourselves. ACAP offers a variety of supports including face-to-face educational programs presented by experts, podcasts and other web-based resources. ACAPcommunity provides information, resources, support and community for those caring for a loved one. Although designed specifically for adult-children caring for aging parents, ACAPcommunity programs are open to all who are interested.
Whether you become involved with ACAPcommunity through this website and podcasts, or whether you attend monthly educational programs, we hope you will feel supported, comforted and guided as you care for your parents and for yourself.
We hope you will become familiar with ACAPcommunity! If we may ever be of help to you, please don't hesitate to let us know by clicking here or on the Contact Us button above.
Monthly educational programs are beginning!
ACAP-Centre County, ACAPcommunity's
newest chapter, is beginning to offer educational programs each month adult-child caregivers in Center County, PA! The first program, "Choosing and Using Resources" is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12. Click here for additional information.
As future programs are developed, your input is needed! If you are a resident of the Centre County (PA) area and an adult daughter or son caring for an aging parent, please let us know the programs you believe will be most meaningful. Please click here to share your thoughts.
Information, resources support and community as we care for our aging parents and for ourselves
Save the Date!
The Caregiver Community Conference
Are you an adult-child caregiver (a working-age adult who is caring for an aging parent) or other family caregiver? Would you benefit from information, resources and support about family caregiving? If so, this conference is for you!
Join other adult-child caregivers from across North Carolina for a conference addressing information and resources about health and medical issues, financial and legal issues, housing resources and family issues, all focusing on the needs of adult-child caregivers.
Saturday, November 7, 2015 / 9 am to 1 pm
AHEC Building - Catawba Valley Medical Center
Register online today at northwestahec.org
Jointly provided by ACAPcommunity and Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of Wake Forest CSchool of Medicine and part of the North Carolina AHEC program.
Impact of ACAP
- 100% of the respondents tell us they have learned new information from attending an ACAP program.
- 90% of the respondents feel more confident, 77% feel less anxious, and 74% feel more balanced at work and/or at home. Interestingly, people who have attended ACAP-Hickory five or more times report feeling more confident, less anxious, and more balanced at home and at work than do participants who have attended fewer programs.
- 84% agree that they have learned about new resources and/or new caregiving skills.
- 64% said they felt they were doing a better job of balancing work life with home responsibilities after attending ACAP.