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A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia is life changing and raises a lot of questions and emotions. It can leave the person with the disease feeling isolated and unsure of where to turn for information and support.

The Alzheimer's Association wants you to know that you are not alone! Let's work together to plan, prepare, find support and live your life after diagnosis.

One of the best tools out there is our special website center developed with input from individuals living with Alzheimer's.
Click here to get started!

The South Carolina Chapter is also working to develop early stage programming -- but we need to hear from YOU so that we can provide services where you are! If you are living with early stage dementia, please contact us at 800-272-3900 or alzsc@alz.org.


Connections Events
In the Upstate, we are pleased to offer a monthly social group is for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's or a related dementia or with memory impairment, along with their care partners. Please join us for this one-of-a-kind group to connect with others in your community! Along with different monthly activities, there will be information available and support as needed. 

The following events are FREE! Please RSVP two days in advance by contacting Jamie Guay, Program Director, at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.

View a PDF Calendar of Connections Events.

Wildflower Walk & Cookout
Wednesday, April 26, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lake Conestee Nature Park 
840 Mauldin Road, Greenville 
The group will enjoy a stroll through the paved pathways of Lake Conestee Park while taking in all the gorgeous colors that Mother Nature has to offer! Look for the purple balloons! We will walk from 11-12pm and then have a  cookout provided by the staff of the Haven in the Village of Chanticleer.

Greenville Zoo Trip
Tuesday, May 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Greenville Zoo 
150 Cleveland Park Dr
Meet at the entrance of the zoo where you'll see the PURPLE Walk to END Alzheimer's flower. Snacks and water will be provided by Meals on Wheels of Greenville.

Walk at Furman University
Saturday, June 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Furman University 
3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville
Join us for a Saturday stroll at Furman University. Water and snacks will be provided.

Patriotic Painting
Tuesday, June 20, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spring Park Assisted Living 
925 N. Main St, Travelers Rest 
We will celebrate this great nation by painting Patriotic images with watercolors...let freedom ring! Light refreshments will be provided by Spring Park Assisted Living. All materials will be provided.

Let Freedom Ring! A Patriotic Celebration!
Thursday, June 29, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Furman University 
3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville 
Bring a picnic basket and a blanket or chair...listen to the Patriotic celebration of The Greenville Chorale and the Lakeside Concert band at Furman University Music by the Lake. The Connections group will meet at 7:15 and sit together. The music is held in the amphitheater; look for the PURPLE Walk to END Alzheimer's flower. Admission is free. Bring your own refreshments!

 


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.