Hickory – ACAP Hickory (Adult Children of Aging Parents) presents “When Parents Leave Home: What to Know and How to Help” on Tuesday, October 9, 5:30-7pm. Location for the program is the Fellowship Hall of Mt Olive Lutheran Church, 2780 North Center Street, Hickory. Speaker for the program is Jennie Alwood, MFA, SMM-C, Owner, Here to Home.

Helping your parents move doesn’t need to be stressful, even if they have lived in their home for 30, 40 or 50 years. The numbers tell the story. The US population aged 65 and older will jump nearly 80% when the Baby Boom generation retires (from 2010-2030). By 2030, the elderly will account for one fifth of the total US population. Join Jennie Alwood as she discusses strategies in: speaking with your parents about moving and downsizing, managing relocation stress syndrome, learning how to have a low-stress move, and creating a new “space” for your parents.

Jennie Alwood, is the owner of Here to Home a senior move management company. She and her team create space for people. Jennie earned a BFA in Art Education at Virginia Commonweallth University and earned an MFA in design of Museum Exhibitions from George Washington University. In the designing and planning for museums, Jennie learned the importance of creating space for people. Today Jennie designs floor plans for seniors and incorporates their favorite “things” in their new living space.

ACAP Hickory gratefully acknowledges Janet Townsend from Century 21 American Homes and Kindred at Home as sponsors for the October program.

We hope you will join us! To register for this FREE program, please contact us at [email protected] or call (828) 610-5741.

ACAP-Hickory, the local chapter of ACAPcommunity, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, provides information, resources, support and community for adult-child caregivers as they care for their aging parents and for themselves. Cost-free educational programs are offered the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7pm in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Hickory (2780 North Center Street, Hickory, NC), unless otherwise noted. Although designed for adult-child caregivers, programs are open to all.

For more information about ACAP-Hickory, including the monthly program schedule and audio podcasts that address a variety of topics related to aging and family caregiving, please visit www.ACAPcommunity.org or call us (828) 610-5741.