Rich in services for older adults and their loved ones, at the forefront of Guilford County are dedicated, knowledgeable and impassioned professionals and community leaders. Recognizing the unique challenges often experienced by adult-children in caring for their aging parents, twenty professionals and community leaders stepped forward to lead the effort to establish ACAP Guilford County!
ACAP Guilford County’s Leadership Team represents a wide range of local businesses, agencies and organizations, bringing understanding, experience, insight, knowledge and heart to establishing the chapter and planning its monthly educational programs. Whether presenting the programs in person or, because of COVID-19, providing them online, this dedicated group is committed to offering meaningful information, resources, support and community for front-line family caregivers in the Guilford County area. Bruce McReynolds, Director of Griswold Home Care and ACAP Guilford County Chapter Coordinator leads the outstanding Leadership Team comprised of:
- Patty Aiken – Home Instead Senior Care
- Lily Alexander – Brighten Gardens
- Steve Arrington – The Arrington Firm
- Dr. Corinne Auman – Choice Connections
- Rev. Odell Cleveland – Mount Zion Baptist Church
- Dr. Cheryl Greenberg – The Age Coach
- Lisa Guy – Greensboro Area Health Education Center
- Jennifer Harriss – Age with Grace
- Teresa Jackson – Area Agency on Aging
- Ashlyn Martin – Senior Resources of Guilford
- Judy Nelson – Healthwise Benefits Consultant
- Kevin Pearce – AuthoraCare Collective
- Judi Picard – Hanes Lineberry Funeral Homes
- Brenda Planes – Elder and Wiser
- Angie Swann-Jones – Community Member / AARP
- Mikayla Tate – Senior Resources of Guilford
- Robin Thompson – Providence Place
- Ellen Whitlock – Senior Resources of Guilford
- Alexis Williams – Caregiver Connect, Inc.
The launch of ACAP Guilford County and its first program, “Understanding, Choosing & Using Resources in the Guilford County Area” are scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 6:00-7:30pm. Thereafter, the chapter will offer educational programs on the 3rd Thursday of each month. While designed for adult-children of aging parents, ACAP programs are open to all and free to participants. As specifics about group gatherings in the fall become more evident, details for ACAP Guilford County’s launch and subsequent programs will be shared.
Support from the community for local ACAP chapters is essential, and affirmation for ACAP Guilford County has been tremendous. In addition to the people and organizations listed above, Griswold Home Care, Mount Zion Baptist Church, and TRLA (Triad Retirement Living Association) have graciously provided encouragement and financial support to help begin and undergird the chapter.
ACAP Guilford County is the local chapter of ACAPcommunity, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, begun in Hickory, NC in 2013. ACAP’s mission is to provide information, resources, support and community for adult-children as they care for their aging parents and for themselves. ACAP Guilford County joins other ACAP chapters located in Hickory, Statesville and Winston-Salem, NC, and Centre County, PA. Local content experts provide evidence-based information for ACAP programs, and area businesses, agencies and organizations provide meaningful resources each month. Utilizing ACAP’s nationally-validated and copyrighted curriculum, ACAP educational programs address a wide range of issues typically experienced by adult-children and others as they care for older adult loved ones. Although designed for adult-children of aging parents, ACAP programs are open to all, and thanks to sponsors, the educational programs are offered at no cost to participants.
ACAPcommunity is delighted to welcome ACAP Guilford County! We sincerely hope you will join us as the chapter begins to offer meaningful support for Guilford County families.