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Get the emotional support you need

We have many support groups, at various times and locations. If you don't see a group in your area, call us for more information: 800-272-3900.

Please CALL to verify meeting info. Support Groups are free and open to the public—all family members and friends are invited to attend. FREE CARE IS AVAILABLE:  if an in-home care sitter is needed during the support group meeting, call an area chapter office to pre-arrange ahead of time.  A respite application will need to be completed.

 

Click on a South Carolina County to find the group nearest you:

Abbeville
Aiken
Anderson
Allendale
Anderson
Bamberg
Barnwell
Beaufort
Berkeley
Calhoun
Charleston
Cherokee
Chester
Chesterfield
Clarendon
Colleton
Darlington
Dillon
Dorchester
Edgefield
Fairfield
Florence
Georgetown
Greenville
 Greenwood
 Hampton
 Horry
 Jasper
 Kershaw
 Lancaster
 Laurens
 Lee
 Lexington
 Marion
 Marlboro
 McCormick
 Newberry
 Oconee
 Orangeburg
 Pickens
 Richland
 Saluda
 Spartanburg
 Sumter
 Union
 Williamsburg
 York

 

Helpline

If you prefer, call our 24-hour Helpline — 1-800-272-3900.

 

If you have Alzheimer's

Early Stage Dementia Support Groups are designed for those in the Early Stages of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia to attend together with their care partners.

There is currently an Early Stage Support Group that meets in Charleston twice a month.  For details, please contact the Alzheimer's Association office in Charleston at 843-571-241.

If you are interested in having an Early Stage Support Group in your area, please call 800-272-3900.

 

If it's not Alzheimer's

All Alzheimer's Association services are available for those dealing with any type of dementia.  However, if you or a loved one are dealing with a diagnosis of non-Alzheimer's dementia, here are some additional resources:

 

Connect with others online

The Alzheimer’s Association message boards and chat rooms provide a virtual online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association online community.

Support groups listed by county:

 

Abbeville County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900.

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Aiken County

2nd Tues 11:00 AM
Cumberland Village
3335 Wise Creek Ln
803-641-8441 (Liz Neal)
803-641-5900 (Robert Schwartz)
3rd Mon. 6:30 PM
Grace United Methodist Church
639 Georgia Ave, N. Augusta
803-439-1016 (Margaret Kopp
803-279-8085 (Delores Tyler)
3rd Tues.  2 PM
St. Bartholomew Episcopal
471 Martintown Rd.   N.Augusta
803-439-1016 (Margaret Kopp)
803-279-8085 (Delores Tyler)
3rd Thurs. 2 PM
Harbor Chase AL & Memory Care
1385 Silver Bluff Rd.
803-642-8444 (Linda Lucas & Samantha Thompson)

Allendale County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900.

Anderson County

1st Tuesday at Noon
(lunch & on-site respite provided)
Summit Place of Anderson
107 Perpetual Square Dr, Anderson
Please RSVP: 864-222-9880
(Larinda Cooley or Micheal Davidson)
Men’s Group *Will not meet in July or August*
2nd Tues. 12 Noon (Lunch provided)
Boulevard Baptist – Family Life Ctr.
700 Boulevard, Anderson
864-225-7424 (Bill Davis)
2nd Thurs. 6 PM
Asbury Memorial Baptist Church
1505 Benjamin St, Anderson
864-209-4528 (Odis Telley)

Bamberg County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900.

 

 

Barnwell County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900. 

 

Beaufort County

Every Wed. 10 AM
Memory Matters (Hilton Head)
843-842-6688 (Karen Doughtie
and Cathee Stegall)
2nd & 4th Thurs 1:30 PM
St. Andrews Methodist (Hilton Head)
843-671-5696 (Karen Kirby)
2nd Tues. 2 PM
NHC Healthcare Bluffton
843-705-8220 (Stacey Floyd
and Heather Miller)
3rd Thurs. 2 PM
Parkinson’s Support Group
Hilton Head Regional Med Ctr
843-705-5349 (Marilyn Weiner)

Berkeley County

2nd Mon. 11-12pm
Trident/Moncks Corner Medical Center
843-569-0033 (Liz Adams, Emily DeQuattro)
2nd Mon. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - *Will not meet June 9th.*
Metro North Church
109 Central Ave, Goose Creek
843-571-2641 (Cawana Tisdale)

Calhoun County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900.

 

Charleston County

1st and 3rd Mondays  1-2 PM
The Palms of Mt. Pleasant
843-388-2030 (Jessie Huges)
843-884-6949 (Jill Reid)
1st Tues. 10 AM
New First Missionary Baptist Church
1644 Hwy. 174  Edisto Island
843-869-0279 (Lula Grant)
1st & 3rd Tuesday 10:15 AM
Bishop Gadsden (James Island)
Middleton Dining Room
843-647-7405 (Margaret Kunes)
843-762-3300 (Kay Jenkins)
1st and 3rd Wed.   10:00 AM
All Saints Lutheran 
Hwy. 17 Mt. Pleasant
843-647-7405 (Margaret Kunes)
843-810-5576   (Ginger Deignan)
1st Thurs. 7 PM
Bon Secours- St Francis Hospital
West Ashley
843-766-5694 (John Ledford)
2nd Mon. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
The Bridge at Charleston
843-553-6342 (Michelle Nelson)
843-553-6342 (Shelia Milligan)
2nd Tues. 6-7 PM
Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran
James Island
843-647-7405 (Margaret Kunes)
2nd Thurs. 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Horizon Bay at Charleston
Library (West Ashley)
843-763-4055 (Janet Aldridge)
931-309-0544 (Mo Wong)
3rd Tues. 6:30-8 PM
Franke at Seaside
Mount Pleasant
843-856-4725 (Karen Berry)
3rd Thurs. 1-1:50 PM
Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
Johns Island
843-647-7405 (Margaret Kunes)
Last Tues. 10 AM
Ashley River Baptist Church
West Ashley
843-766-5694 (John Ledford)
Last Tues.  1 PM
Sea Island Adult Day Care
Johns Island
843-559-5502 (Muriel Kirkland)


Cherokee County

2nd Thurs. 12 Noon- Lunch
Magnolias of Gaffney
864-206-0006 (Bonita Wise)


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Chester County

Please call Joyce Finkle for more information: 864-542-9998.

Chesterfield County

3rd Tues. 2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
300 Market St. Cheraw, SC
585-261-4652 (Connie Henderson)

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Clarendon County

3rd Mon. 2 PM
New Covenant Presbyterian Church
2833 Alex Harvin Highway, Manning
803-478-4820 (Betty Wellock)

Colleton County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900.

Darlington County

1st Tues. 10 AM
St. Bartholomew’s Church
103 Campus Dr.  Hartsville
843-393-8521 (Jackie Anderson)

Dillon County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900.

Dorchester County

2nd Tues. 10 - 11 a.m.
Magnolia's of Summerville
843-821-4122 (Amy Murray) 

Edgefield County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area:  800-272-3900.

Fairfield County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900.

Florence County

2nd Wed.  4 PM
Methodist Manor Twin Church Rd.
843-664-0700 (Debbie Edwards)
3rd Thurs. 10:30 AM
New Generations
2111 West Jody Rd.
843-629-0103 (Michelle Bailey)
3rd Thurs. 6 PM
The Leatherman Senior Center/
Senior Citizens Association
600 Senior Way
Florence, SC
843-669-6761 (Fannie Kennedy)


Georgetown County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900.
 

Greenville County

1st Tues. 5:30 PM
The Haven at Chanticleer
355 Berkmans Lane, Greenville
864-275-5022 (Toni Edge)
864-979-8463 (Emmie McNamara)
1st Tues. 7 PM - Golden Strip
Hillcrest Hospital  (Conf Rm E)
729 S.E. Main Street, Simpsonville
For info call 864-250-0029
864-346-0579 (BJ Burns)
(Nancy Pearce)
1st Thurs. 2 PM (3rd Thurs in July)
Rolling Green Village ( Main Bldg)
1 Hoke Smith Blvd., Greenville
For info call 864-250-0029
864-236-8541 (June Green)
(Bonnie Noble Silberman)
2nd Tues. 6 PM
Informal Spouses-Only Dinner Group
Open Hearth, Taylors
Please RSVP to 864-250-0029.
2nd Thurs. 7 PM 
Greer Memorial Hospital
830 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer
864-884-0769 (Cindy Abrams)
864-350-4801 (Stephanie Cole)
4th Mon. 7 PM  (3rd Mon in May/Dec))
The Gardens at Eastside
275 Commonwealth Dr. Greenville
864-346-0579 (B.J. Burns)
864-979-1884 (Mary Lee)
3rd Thurs. 2PM
The Woodlands at Furman
1500 Trailhead Ct, Greenville
For info, call Toni Edge 864-275-5022.
4th Tues. 6:30 PM - *Will not meet June 24th*
(3rd Tues Nov/Dec)
Earle St Baptist Church (Main Bldg)
225 W. Earle St, Greenville
864-616-0629 (Julia Mullen)
864-561-7020 (Denise Parsons)

Greenwood County

2nd Tues. 2 PM
Wesley Commons, Greenwood
864-227-7141 (Vicki Fields, Jane Roper & Andrea Purdy)

Horry County

1st Monday  6 PM
Brightwater Senior Living
Grissom/International Pkwy.
843-213-1516 (Natalie Bankowski)
2nd & 4th Wed  10 AM
Belin Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet
843-215- 1497 (Lillian Chopko)
843-650-1123 (Carolyn Sandt)
2nd Thursday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Covenant Towers, Card Room
5001 Little River Rd., Myrtle Beach
843-448-4496 (Denise Ellis)
3rd Tues. at 6 PM
Anderson Oaks
997 S. Carolina 90
Conway,SC 29526
843-274-0341 (Kathryn G. Pears)
3rd Thurs. 2 PM
Summit Place
Little River, SC
843-450-3410 (Kathy Bazzarre)

Jasper County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900.

Kershaw County

1st Mon. 6 PM
Karesh Long Term Care Ctr.
1315 Roberts St. Camden
at County Medical Center
803-432-4311 (Loretta Wrigley)
 

Lancaster County

2nd Fri. 10:00 AM
Carolina Lakes Golf Course Clubhouse
23012 Kingfisher Dr, Indian Land
803-548-6766 (Seth Zamek)
(Ann Belizaire, RN)
Last Mon. 2:00 PM
Mackey Family Practice, Lancaster
1025 W. Meeting Street, Suite 200
1st floor meeting room
803-328-2141 (Kristi Macaulay)

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Laurens County

2nd Thurs.  2:30 PM 
Presbyterian Home
801 Musgrove St, Clinton
864-547-1322 (Debbie Johnson)

 

Lee County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900.

Lexington County

1st Wed. Noon-lunch provided
Wittenberg Lutheran Church
233 North Lee Street
Leesville, SC 29070
803-532-4509 (Joan Caughman)
1st Thurs. 6 PM
Oak Leaf Village
(Next to Lexington Middle School)
803-808-3477 (Keren Pickard)
2nd Mon. 6:30 PM
Riverland Hills Baptist 
201 Lake Murray Blvd.  Irmo
803-781-9192 (Jan & Don Earles)
3rd Wed. 12 Noon
Covenant Community Church (Red Bank Area)
1302 Old Orangeburg Rd, Lexington
803-359-7117 (Janet Altman and Pam Freck)
3rd Thurs.  4 PM
The Heritage at  Lowman Home
Wellness Ctr. Gallery.  Chapin
803-451-7435 (Tracy Davenport)
3rd Sat. 12:30 PM
Pleasant Spring AME Church
111 Pleasant Spring Court, Columbia SC
803-798-9521 (Pat Corley)
803-348-6093 (Norma Mackey)

 

Marion County

2nd Sat 11AM - 12PM
Marion Regional Hospital
2829 East Highway 76, Mullins
843-423-1888 (Natalia Feely)

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Marlboro County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area:  800-272-3900.

McCormick County


Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area:  800-272-3900.

Newberry County

2nd Tues. 5:30 PM
Springfield Place (Dining Room)
2006 Springfield Circle
803-276-2601 (Denise Marshall)
803-276-8266 (Janet Ballentine)


Oconee County

2nd Mon. 7 PM
United Way   Seneca
864-882-1202 (Jane Thomas)

Orangeburg County

3rd Tues. 12 PM (lunch provided)
Williams Chapel AME Church
1198 Glover St. Orangeburg
803-539-2911 (Tina Fogle)
803-682-4113 (Melinda Merritt)

Pickens County

1st Wed. 2PM
Clemson Downs
150  Downs Blvd. –Corley Activity Ctr
For info call 864-250-0029
864-356-1174 (Gail Marion)
1st Thurs. 7 PM 
Capt. K. Hampton Library –Easley
304 Biltmore Rd (Meeting Room)
864-855-8668 (Meri Childress)
864-270-1861 (Tammy Burkhalter)
2nd Monday at 12PM
Silver Bay Lunch Group - for people in Early Stages of Dementia & Caregivers

7027 Calhoun Mem. Hwy, Easley
Betty Edsall (864-859-8814)


Richland County

1st Tues.   12 noon
Senior Primary Care
3010 Farrow Rd. #300
803-434-1238 Mary Winstead, LISW
2nd Tues. 12 PM
Caregivers Coalition of Midlands
Group for spouses of persons with dementia-- led by spouse caregivers
Palmer Bldg. Of First Presbyterian
1420 Lady St., Palmer –4th Floor
SW corner of Lady & Bull Streets.
Parking lot on corner; enter on Lady St.
803-779-1995 Ext. 4 (Debbie Clark)
803-351-7827(Janet Haladay)
2nd Thurs. 3:30 PM
HarborChase of Columbia
120 Fairforest Rd.
803-781-2243 (Janet Altman and Mimi Morrill)
3rd Mon. 6:00 PM
Rice Estate
100 Finley Rd. Columbia, SC
803-754-0538 (Betty Rabon)
3rd Tues. 12 PM (lunch)
Atria at Forest Lake
Columbia, SC
803-790-9800 (Anne Abel)
3rd Tues. 6:00 PM
The Haven in the Summit
3 Summit Terrace, Columbia
803-788-4633
3rd Thurs.  4 PM
The Heritage at  Lowman Home
Wellness Ctr. Gallery
803-451-7435 (Tracy Davenport)
4th Fri. 12-1:30 PM
*Meets every other month (odd months: Jan, March, May, etc)*
Palmetto Senior Care 
1308 Laurel St, Columbia
803-931-8166 (Karen Carr)
4th Mon. 6 PM
The Palmettos of Parklane
7811 Parklane Rd.
(803) 754-0538 (Betty Rabon)
(803) 741-7233 (Monica Butler)

Saluda County

Call the Alzheimer's Association office for information on programs in this area:  800-272-3900.

Spartanburg County

2nd Wednesday 2 PM (NEW GROUP)
First Steps Conference Room
900 S Pine St, Spartanburg SC
864-542-9998 or 800-272-3900
(Jill Smith or Joyce Finkle)

2nd Thurs. 11:30 AM (lunch provided)
RoseCrest Retirement Community
864-599-8576 (Kay Gwinn)

3rd Tues. 6:15 PM
Alzheimer’s Office
901 S Pine St. Spartanburg
864-542-9998 (Jill Smith)

Sumter County

1st Thurs. 6:00 PM
McElveen Manor
2065 McCrarys Mill Rd.
803-905-7720 (Cheryl Fluharty)

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Union County

1st Thurs 11:30 AM
Union County Health Dept
115 Thomas St, Union SC
864-542-9998 or 800-272-3900 (Jill Smith)

Williamsburg County

Call the Alzheimer's Association for information on programs in this area: 800-272-3900.

 

 


York County

1st Tues. 10:30 AM
Adult Enrichment Ctr, Rock Hill
803-327-7448 (Dee Curran) 

2nd Wed.  6:30 PM
852 Gold Hill Rd, Suite 203, Fort Mill
803-396-2155 (Vina Pesaru, MD)


 




 

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