ACAP Hickory, NC

Who We Are

As the site of ACAP’s first community-based program, ACAP Hickory began in 2012 as a result of community interest in the program offered to faculty and staff at a small university in Hickory, NC. For three years, ACAP Hickory was the only ACAP chapter and served as a “laboratory” for ACAP’s growth. In 2015, ACAP Hickory began offering an annual one-day annual conference. Until 2018, ACAP’s founder managed all details of the chapter and its programming, creating a Leadership Team at that time to conduct the monthly programs, organize the annual conference, and guide the chapter.

Leadership Team

The following individual and organizational community leaders are involved with providing leadership for the Hickory chapter:

  • Vince Bartlome, Retired – Chapter Coordinator
  • Kelly Burgess, Kingston Residence of Hickory
  • Tamara Faulkner, Retired 
  • Mary Mitchell, Area Agency on Aging / Western Piedmont Council of Governments
  • Dianne Nichols, Retired 
  • Julie Packer, Carolina Caring
  • Patty Thompson, Redhawk Publications, Catawba Valley Community College
  • Valerie Carpenter, Director, Non-profit

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Phone:  (828) 610-5741

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2574
Hickory, NC 28603

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Upcoming Events

Understanding Psychological Testing

Date: August 10, 2021

Time: 5:30 pm

Hosted by Hickory Chapter

Strategies for Preventing Falls

Date: August 19, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm

Hosted by Guilford County Chapter

Shielding Yourself from Scam Scares

Date: September 14, 2021

Time: 5:30 pm

Hosted by Centre County Chapter

Overview of Residential Options

Date: October 19, 2021

Time: 5:30 pm

Hosted by Statesville Chapter

2021 ACAP Caregiver Symposium

Date: November 5, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm