ACAPcommunity is delighted to announce our newest chapter — ACAP Winston-Salem! Beginning in September 2018, Winston-Salem area adult-children of aging parents, front-line caregivers for a large segment of the area’s aging population, will have the opportunity to gain evidence-based information and key strategies related to aging and caregiving, become aware of meaningful local resources, receive much-needed support and become part of an ongoing caring and encouraging community of caregivers through free, monthly education programs provided by ACAP Winston-Salem. Please be on the lookout on this website and in the Winston-Salem area for the date, time and location of the programs!
Pam Prevatte, a frequent ACAP Hickory participant who grew up in Winston-Salem and whose parents still live there, first introduced ACAP to Ruth Cole Burcaw, Executive Director, Board of Cooperative Ministries, Moravian Church Southern Province and to Joy Cole and Kathy Sparks of the Aging Well Team, Moravian Church Southern Province. They, subsequently, invited a group of community leaders representing a variety of businesses, agencies and organizations in the Winston-Salem area to join them in learning more about ACAPcommunity. From there, several meetings and conversations ensued, and a steering committee was formed. During several thoughtful discussions, the group affirmed the critical role of adult-children in the care and advocacy of their aging parents, identified the significant needs and impact related to adult-child caregiving, and confirmed ACAPcommunity as the vehicle to help the group fulfill their commitment of supporting adult-child caregivers.
A wide range of individual and organizational community leaders are involved with establishing the Winston-Salem chapter, including a generous anonymous donor. The Steering Committee, those providing leadership for ACAP Winston-Salem, are:
Janet Jones: Chapter Coordinator / Co-Chair
Kathy Long: Chapter Coordinator / Co-Chair
Lana Benton: RN Patient Advocates
Jessalyn Bridges: Senior Services
Bob Cain: Piedmont HomeHealth
Lori Carter: Augsburg Lutheran
Lindley Curtis: The SECU Family House
Melissa Hunt: Hunt Insurance Solutions
Teresa Jackson: Area Agency on Aging
Ben Limehouse: Liipfert Law Group
Rita Maugle: Shepherd’s Center Volunteer
Jim Pollard: Retired Pastor, SHIIP Volunteer
Pam Prevatte: “Bridge” between ACAP Hickory and ACAP Winston-Salem
Brent Stephens: Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker Attorneys at Law
We are delighted that ACAP Winston-Salem has been established and that they soon will be offering area caregivers information, resources, support and community via free monthly educational programs. The Steering Committee currently is busy putting together all the details for their chapter and beginning to plan for their September launch. Please be on the lookout on this website and in the Winston-Salem area for information about upcoming programs!