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ACAP Winston-Salem is Here!

With more than 60 people at our September 18 launch, ACAP Winston-Salem has begun offering free, ongoing, monthly educational programs for adult-children caring for aging parents, other informal and professional caregivers, and all who are interested in learning more about aging and family caregiving! The programs are offered the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 pm, at Knollwood Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, Building B, 330 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

ACAP Winston-Salem steering committee. Not pictured: Jessalyn Bridges, Jim Pollard, Ben Limehouse

ACAP Winston-Salem programs will address a wide range of topics related to aging, family dynamics and adult-child caregiving. Each month, a local, respected, content-expert speaker will provide an educational presentation of evidence-based information and answer attendees’ questions. Program sponsors will also be available to provide additional community resource information for attendees. We hope you will join us for the upcoming programs:

October 16—Medicare and SHIIP (Speaker: Holli Ward, Certified SHIIP Counselor with The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem)

November 20—Elder Law and Your Parents (Speaker: Kate Mewhinney, Managing Director of the Elder Law Clinic & Clinical Professor Law, Wake Forest University)

December 18—Caring for a Loved One With Dementia (Speaker: Kathy Long, RNC, BSN, NCDT, Past Vice President, Williams Adult Day Center)

January 15, 2019—Preventing Falls (Speaker: Laura Plunkett, Matter of Balance)

February 19, 2019—Housing Options for Seniors – Private and Public (Speakers: Sandra Rinaldi, Senior Services, and Corinne Auman, Choice Connections)

The remainder of 2019 programs are being scheduled.

ACAP Winston-Salem is led by the chapter’s steering committee, a community-based group representing a diversity of local senior care businesses, organizations and agencies. Janet Jones, Administrator, Beverly N. Jones III, MD, PA, and Kathy Long, Past Vice President, Williams Adult Day Center, serve as co-coordinators for the chapter. Other steering committee members are Lana Benton, RN Patient Advocates; Jessalyn Bridges, NC-DHHS; Bob Cain, Piedmont HomeHealth; Lori Carter, Augsburg Lutheran Church; Lindley Curtis, SECU Family House; Melissa Hunt, Hunt Insurance Solutions; Teresa Jackson, Area Agency on Aging; Ben Limehouse, Liipfert Law; Rita Maugle, Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem; Typhany Morrison-Brooks, Professional Advocate, Epiphany Health Advocates and Creative Communications; Jim Pollard, Retired Pastor and SHIIP Volunteer; Sandra Rinaldi, Senior Services; Brent Stephens, Craige, Jenkins Law; and Pam Prevatte, a Winston-Salem native now living in Hickory, a frequent ACAP Hickory attendee, who initiated the effort that resulted in ACAP Winston-Salem.

ACAP Winston-Salem steering committee with representatives from ACAP Hickory Board of Directors and ACAP Hickory Leadership Team
Speakers for ACAP Winston-Salem’s September 18 inaugural program

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