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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 sitter service 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. To inquire about Early Stage offerings 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:

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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

1st Fri 10:00 AM
Aiken First Presbyterian Church
224 Barnwell Ave. NW, Aiken
803-648-7365   Carol Lyle

2nd Tues 11:00 AM
Daybreak Adult Care Services
1028 Haynie Ave, SW, Aiken
803-716-9613 Liz Neal
803-522-5893 Linda Lucas

3rd Tues 2:00 PM
St. Bartholomew Episcopal
471 Martintown Rd, N.Augusta
803-439-1016 Margaret Kopp
803-279-8085 Delores Tyler


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Allendale County

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

 

Anderson County

1st Mon 6:00 PM 
AnMed North Campus
2000 E. Greenville St, Anderson
864-224-3045   Sam Wiley

1st Tues 12:00 PM - RSVP
No July meeting
Lunch & onsite respite provided
Summit Place of Anderson
107 Perpetual Square, Anderson
864-222-9880 Larinda Cooley 

Men’s Group
2nd Tues 12:00 PM
Lunch provided
Boulevard Baptist, Family Life Ctr
700 Boulevard, Anderson
864-617-0493 Bud Moon

2nd Thurs 6:00 PM
Royal Baptist Church
407 E Hampton St, Anderson
864-209-4528 Odis Telley

3rd Tues 5:30 PM
North Pointe Assisted Living
701 Simpson Rd, Anderson
864-226-5505  Jan White

2nd Sat 12:00 PM  - RSVP
No June or July meetings. Next meeting August 12.
Lunch will be provided
Garden House of Anderson
201 Edgebrook Drive
864-353-7379 Caroline Bell
864-314-7601 April Raines


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Bamberg County

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

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Barnwell County

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

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Beaufort County

Every Wed 10:15-11:45 AM
Memory Matters (Hilton Head)
843-842-6688 Ashley Gruber
1st & 3rd Mon 10:15-11:45 AM
Men Caregivers Group
Memory Matters, Hilton Head
843-842-6688  Ashley Gruber

2nd & 4th Mon 10:15-11:45 AM
Women Caregivers Group
Memory Matters, Hilton Head
843-842-6688  Ashley Gruber

1st Thurs 1:00 PM
St Helena Branch Library
Diane Naus
843-517-2641 Cawana Tisdale


 

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Berkeley County

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

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Calhoun County

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

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Charleston County

1st & 3rd Tues 10:15 AM
Bishop Gadsden-James Island
Middleton Dining Room
843-364-2607 Margaret Kunes
843-762-3300 Kay Jenkins

1st & 3rd Wed 10:00 AM
All Saints Lutheran 
Hwy. 17 Mt. Pleasant
843-810-5576 Ginger Deignan

1st Thurs 7:00 PM
Bon Secours St Francis Hospital
West Ashley - Classroom 4
843-893-6283 Jacqueline Jenkins
843-469-7348 Maggie Moody

2nd Tues 6:00 PM
Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran
James Island
843-647-7405 Jennifer Hartig

3rd Tues 5:45 -7:15 PM
Franke at Seaside, Mt Pleasant
843-708-9138 Paige Kesler

Last Tues 10:00 AM
Ashley River Baptist Church
West Ashley
843-559-0049 
Ken Lesto & Art Rooney

Last Tues 1:00 PM
Sea Island Adult Day Care
Johns Island
843-559-5502  Muriel Kirkland

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Cherokee County

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

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Chester County

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

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Chesterfield County

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

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Clarendon County

3rd Mon 2:00 PM
New Covenant Presbyterian Church
2833 Alex Harvin Hwy, Manning
803-509-7353 Elizabeth Brantley

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Colleton County

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

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Darlington County

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

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Dillon County

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

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Dorchester County

2nd Tues 10:00 AM
Magnolias of Summerville
843-571-2641 Cawana Tisdale

4th Mon 7:00 PM
St Padre Pio Old Catholic Church
Scott McDonald-Mostella
Joseph McDonald-Mostella
843-601-9199


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Edgefield County

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

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Fairfield County

2nd Tues 6:00 PM
Fairfield County Council on Aging
210 E Washington St, Winnsboro
803-633-4283 Debbie Broom

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Florence County

2nd Wed 4:00 PM
Methodist Manor Twin Church Rd
843-664-0700 Lorre Baird

2nd Tues 6:00 PM
Lake City Senior Center
198 N. Acline Street
843-394-2432 ext 701  
Fannie Kennedy

3rd Thurs 6:00 PM
The Leatherman Senior Center
600 Senior Way, Florence
843-669-6761 Fannie Kennedy


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Georgetown County

2nd & 4th Thurs 10:00 AM
Pawleys Island Community Church
10304 Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island
843- 235- 3971 Bonnie Myers


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Greenville County

1st Mon 1:30 PM
Rolling Green Village (Main Bldg)
1 Hoke Smith Blvd., Greenville
Free on-site activities available
864-236-8541 June Green
Bonnie Noble Silberman

1st Tues 7:00 PM
Hillcrest Hospital (Conf Rm E)
729 S.E. Main St, Simpsonville
864-561-7020 Denise Parsons
864-627-0803 Kim Elliott

1st Thurs 10:00 AM  - No July mtg
GHS Center for Success in Aging
255 Enterprise Blvd., Greenville
Class A/B, Enter at white awning
864-454-8120  Meghan Socko
Spouses-Only Dinner Group  
2nd Mon 6:00 PM - RSVP
The Open Hearth Restaurant
Wade Hampton Plaza,Taylors
2801 Wade Hampton Blvd# 1
864-250-0029  Jamie Guay

2nd Tues Education/Discussion
6:00-7:00 PM Education
700-8:00 PM Support Group
Hampton Park Baptist Church
875 State Park Rd. Greenville
864-918-4412   Pam Reekie
864-979-1884   Mary Lee

2nd Thurs 2:00 PM
No July or December Meeting
Advent United Methodist
2258 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville
Room 108, Education Building
864-238-5071 Brenda Burnham

Connections Social Group for Individuals with Early-Mid Stage dementia & guest
2nd Thurs 2:00 PM
Upcountry History Museum
540 Buncombe St.  Greenville
864-250-0029 Jamie Guay

2nd Thurs 7:00 PM 
Greer Memorial Hospital
830 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer
864-901-7235 Dorene Myers

3rd Tues 5:30 PM
Senior Action
Slater Hall (Annex Bldg)
5 Whitney St., Marietta
864-498-8252 Rebecca Farmer
770-630-1518 Elise Willis

3rd Thurs 2:00 PM
The Pearl at Five Forks 
15 Five Forks, Simpsonville
864-256-5337 Shelby Wolff
864-381-4694 Jessica Beltran

4th Mon 6:30 PM
(3rd Mon May/Dec )
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Greenville
1601 N. Pleasantburg Dr
864-979-1884 Mary Lee
770-630-1518   Elise Willis

4th Tues 1:30 PM
Cascades Verdae, at The Pub
10 Fountainview Terr, Greenville
864-981-1349 Jenny Mitchell

4th Tues 6:30 PM
NO MEETINGS MAY-JULY
No December meeting
Earle St Baptist Church
Main Building
225 W. Earle St, Greenville
864-350-2979   Beverly Allen

Last  Wed  10:30 AM
No Nov/Dec Meetings
Fountain Inn Activity Center
610 Fairview Street, Fountain Inn
978-314-5554 Michelle Campiglia
864-981-1349 Jenny Mitchell

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Greenwood County

1st Tues 12:00 PM - RSVP
Lunch & onsite respite provided
Ashley Place Assisted Living
526 Haltiwanger Rd, Greenwood
864-344-1227 Cindy Poore
864-323-3350 Cindy Crider
864-396-0920 Ashley Hallback

2nd Mon 6:00 PM
Emerald Gardens
201 Overland Drive, Greenwood
864-934-5469 Chris Pepper
864-992-0939 Jan Ramsay


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Horry County

1st Mon 10:30 AM  
St. Michael’s Catholic Church
542 Cypress Ave., Murrels Inlet
Parish  Activity Ctr.
843-333-6376   Ruth Keilen

1st Mon 6:00 PM
Will meet 2nd Mon in July
Brightwater Senior Living
Grissom/International Pkwy.
843-213-1516  Natalie Bankowski

2nd Tues 11:00 AM
Loris Library, 4316 Main St
843-333-6376 Ruth Keilen

2nd & 4th Wed 10:00 AM
Belin Methodist Church
Murrells Inlet
843-650-1123 Carolyn Sandt

2nd & 4th Thurs 11:30 AM
First Presbyterian Church
Meeting Room C downstairs
3810 Robert Grissom Parkway
Myrtle Beach
843-448-4496 Denise Ellis

1st Thurs 10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
901 Kings HWY Myrtle Beach
843-251-1163   Sherrill Allen

3rd Thurs 2:00 PM
Presbyterian Church
410 6th Ave S, Ocean Dr.
North Myrtle Beach
843-450-3410  Kathy Bazzarre

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Jasper County

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

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Kershaw County

1st Mon 6:00 PM
Karesh Long Term Care Center
1315 Roberts St,
Camden Medical Center
803-432-4311  Loretta Wrigley

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Lancaster County

1st Tues 12:00 PM
Lancaster Council on Aging
309 S Plantation Rd. Lancaster
803-577-4912 Cory Turner

2nd Fri 10:00 AM
Carolina Lakes Golf Course Clubhouse, Indian Land
23012 Kingfisher Dr.
803-548-6766 Seth Zamek
Ann Belizaire, RN

Last Mon 2:00 PM
Mackey Family Practice, Lancaster
1025 W. Meeting St. Ste. 200
803-285-7414 Amy Bailey


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Laurens County

3rd Tues 3:00 PM
Assisting Angels Homecare
644 North Harper St
Hwy 221 Laurens
864-681-1123
Lisa Yarber or Alisa Barbare

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Lee County

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

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Lexington County

1st Wed 12:00 PM
Lunch provided
Wittenberg Lutheran Church
Leesville
803-532-4636 Joan Caughman

1st Thurs 6:00 PM
Oak Leaf Village 
(by Lexington Middle School)
803-808-3477 Keren Pickard

3rd Thurs  4:00 PM
The Heritage at Lowman Home
2101 Dutch Fork Road
Wellness Center Gallery, Chapin
803-760-4259 Renee Driggers


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Marion County

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

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Marlboro County

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

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McCormick County

4th Wed 2:00 PM
3rd Wed  in Nov. & Dec.
Lutheran Church by the Lake
100 12 Oaks Drive, McCormick
864-391-2494 Jeanne Thayer
864-396-0920 Ashley Hallback
864-391-2781 Ann Marie Nash-Smith

 

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Newberry County

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


 

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Oconee County

2nd Wed 1:30 PM
Keowee Key Event Center Jocossee Room
1 Country Club Dr, Salem
Use South Entrance on RT. 183
864-280-2173 Robert Ricker
440-478-5561 Rosie Hargrove

3rd Fri 11:30 AM
Parallel meetings for caregivers and
early-mid stage individuals for brain stimulating activities
GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital
Patient Tower conf  Room #1
864-882-8940 Eunice Lehmacher
864-647-6255 Delores Krueger

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Orangeburg County

3rd Tues 12:00 PM
Lunch provided
Williams Chapel AME Church
1198 Glover St, Orangeburg
803-539-2911  Tina Fogle

 

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Pickens County

1st Wed 2:00 PM
Clemson Downs
150 Downs Blvd
Corley Activity Ctr
864-356-1174 Gail Marion

2nd Mon at 12:00 PM - RSVP
Parallel meetings for caregivers and
early-mid stage individuals,
light lunch provided
Brookdale at Countryside
706 Pelzer Hwy, Easley
RSVP by Fri before: 864-343-7405
864-250-0029 Tanya Carter


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Richland County

1st Tues 12:00 PM
Senior Primary Care
3010 Farrow Rd. #300
803-434-1238 Mary Winstead, LISW

Caregiver Coalition of Midlands
Group for and lead by spouses of persons with dementia
2nd Tues 12:00 PM
First Presbyterian, 1420 Lady St
Palmer Bldg, 4th Floor
SW Corner of Lady & Bull St
Parking in corner lot
Enter building on Lady St
803-779-1995 Ext. 4 Debbie Clark
803-351-7827Janet Haladay

2nd Tues 6:00 PM
The Haven in the Summit
3 Summit Terrace, Columbia
803-788-4633 Monica Butler

3rd Tues 12:00 PM
Lunch provided
Atria at Forest Lake, Columbia
803-790-9800 Debbie Bailey

4th Fri 12:00 PM
Every other month, odd months
Palmetto Senior Care 
1308 Laurel St, Columbia
803-931-8166 Karen Carr
803-931-8166 Cindy Hawkins

4th Mon 6:00 PM
The Palmettos of Parklane
7811 Parklane Rd.
803-754-0538 Betty Rabon
803-422-2787 Anne Abel

4th Thurs 1:00 PM
The Crossings
2300 Clemson Rd, Columbia
803-754-0538 Betty Rabon


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Saluda County

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

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Spartanburg County

1st Wed 6:30 PM
Campus Edge Apartments-Clubhouse 
1000 Pinegate Dr, Spartanburg
864-764-9535 (Frances Carrasquillo) 

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

3rd Tues 6:15 PM - JUNE MTG CANCELLED - Will resume in July
Alzheimer’s Association Office
901 S Pine St Spartanburg
864-542-9998 (Jill Smith)

3rd Wed 10:30 AM
Joy Lutheran Church 
3980 Moore Duncan Hwy, Moore 
864-580-0491 (Andrea Hines)

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Sumter County

1st Thurs 6:00 PM
National Health Care
1018 N. Guignard Drive, Sumter
803-905-7720 (Cheryl Fluharty)

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Union County

1st Tues 6:00 PM
Grace United Methodist Church
201 S Church St., Union
864-427-8322 (Penny Adamo and Jenny Crocker)

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Williamsburg County

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

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York County

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

3rd Thurs 7:00 PM *NEW*
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church – Library
238 Fort Mill Hwy Indian Land
704-641-8266 (Terri Fletcher)

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