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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.

NEW! Connections Social Group - Richland County
Join us for a new social group for individuals with early-mid stage dementia & care partner.

2nd Wednesday of each month, 10:00-11:30 AM
Richland Panera Bread
1007 Bower Parkway, Columbia
Please RSVP to Elizabeth Brantley at 803-339-3855.

NEW! Memory Café - York County
The Memory Café is a gathering where people with memory loss can spend time together with their caregivers and enjoy conversation, light refreshments, and participate in social activities. *Caregivers must be present.

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM at the Clover School District YMCA, located at 5485 Charlotte Highway in Clover.

To learn more, contact Dori Burgess at 1-800-272-3900 o dburgess@alz.org.

Connections Events - Greenville County
In the Upstate, we are pleased to offer a 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.

Thursday, January 11, 2-3 PM

Upcountry History Museum, 540 Buncombe St, Greenville
Free parking; Free admission; light refreshments provided. 
Put your game face on! We will have a board game day!

Get Connected Event: Swamp Rabbit Hockey Game
Sunday, January 21, 3:00-5:00 PM
The Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St, Greenville 
Please RSVP by 1/17 to Jamie Guay at 1-800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org
Please join the early/mid-stage group at a hockey game and meet a couple of the players afterwards! The Greenville News is offering the group their suite and tickets for the game! This event is for individuals living with early/mid-stage dementia and a guest and is free. The event and refreshments will be provided; participants may need to pay for parking.

Get Connected Event: Valentine Creation
Thursday, February 1, 10:00-11:00 AM

Wren Hospice Care Office, 955 Wade Hampton Blvd. Greer 29650
Please RSVP by 1/30 to Jamie Guay: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.
Please join the Early/Mid-stage Connections group for a fun morning of Valentine craft creations. We will make a frame to display your everlasting love...bring in an old photo or a recent photo to place inside your creation. Space is limited to the first 10 people that register; refreshments and supplies for the activity will be provided by Wren Hospice and the Alzheimer's Association.

Get Connected Event: Forget-Me-Not Valentine Dance
Tuesday, February 13, 5:30-8:00 PM

Half Mile Lake Clubhouse, 241 Half Mile Way, Greenville
Please RSVP by 2/11 to Jamie Guay: 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org.
Please join the Alzheimer's Association Early/Mid-Stage Social Engagement group to celebrate Valentine's Day! We will have heavy Hors d'oeuvres provided by Grace Church as well as activities to include some dancing! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided...this will be a night to remember! 



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