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.
We did it! Frances and Jane presented a TED Talk at TEDxHickory!
As one of the few TED Talks that deals with aging -- and the only one that addresses the impact of adult-child caregiving on individuals, families, communities and our nation -- Frances and Jane shared demographics and national statistics as well as personal insights and "wisdom gained" as adult-child caregivers for their aging parents.
To view our ACAPcommunity TED Talk, please click here!
In case you are not familiar with the TED program or TED Talks, TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. TED Talks are 18-minute presentations on innovative programs in technology, entertainment and design, sharing ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues. TED Talks are spoken in more than 100 languages. Independent TEDx events in local communities help share ideas arpund the world. To learn more about the TED program, click here!
For information about TEDxHickory, click here!
ACAP gratefully acknowledges Glenn Fox, Glenn Fox Photo, and Christle Teague, Christle Teague Photography, for photographs.
ACAP gratefully acknowledges our September sponsor:
Seniors Helping Seniors