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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

3rd Tues 5:00 PM - NEW!
Abbeville Area Medical Center
Administrative Wing in the Education Room  
420 Thomson Cir, Abbeville
864-556-4967 (Susan Jackson)
864-396-0920 (Ray Lewis)

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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
Cumberland Village
3335 Wise Creek Ln
803-643-0073 (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 Street
Anderson
864-224-3045 (Sam Wiley)

1st Tues 12:00 Noon (No July Meeting)
Summit Place of Anderson
107 Perpetual Square, Anderson
RSVP: lunch & on-site respite provided
864-222-9880(Larinda Cooley)
864-309-6924 (Sarah Sherwood)

2nd Tues 12:00 Noon (Lunch provided)
Men’s Group
Boulevard Baptist – Family Life Ctr.
700 Blvd Anderson
864-617-0493 (Bud Moon)

3rd Tues 6:00 PM
North Pointe Assisted Living
701 Simpson Rd, Anderson
864-309-6924 (Sarah Sherwood)
864-226-5505 (Jan White)

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

2nd Sat 12:00 Noon
Garden House of Anderson
201 Edgebrook Drive
(RSVP Lunch will be provided)
(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

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

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

Every Wed 10:15 – 11:45 AM
Memory Matters (Hilton Head)
843-842-6688 (Ashley Gruber)


 

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

1st and 3rd Wed 10:00 AM
All Saints Lutheran 
Hwy. 17 Mt. Pleasant
843-810-5576 (Alma Greer)
(Ginger Deignan)

1st Thurs 7:00 PM
Roper - St Francis Hospital
West Ashley-Meets in Classroom 4
843-893-6283 (Jacqueline Jenkins)
843-469-7348 (Maggie Moody)

2nd Tues 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran
James Island
843-647-7405 (Laura Stefanelli)

2nd Thurs 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Brookdale Charleston
Library (West Ashley)
843-763-4055 (Janet Aldridge and Mo Wong)

3rd Tues 5:45 – 6:45 PM
Franke at Seaside
Mount Pleasant
843-708-9138 (Paige Kesler)
843-364-2607 (Margaret Kunes)
843-856-4738 (Alexis VanderVeen)

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

Last Tues 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Sea Island Adult Day Care
Johns Island
843-559-5502 (Muriel Kirkland)

Last Fri 10:00 AM
The Bridge at Charleston
2590 Elms Plantation Blvd. N Charleston
843-858-4058 (Robie Hiott)

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Cherokee County

2nd Tues 6:00 PM
UW of the Piedmont Partnership Ctr.
405 N. Logan St, Gaffney
864-491-2658 (Tawan Smith)

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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 Highway, Manning
803-478-4820 (Betty Wellock)
803-473-4472 (Wanda Wessinger)

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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

3rd Wed 10:45 - 11:45 AM 
Dillon County Council On Aging 
205 E.Main Street, Dillon 
843-409-1365 (Daniel Pierce)

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Dorchester County

2nd Tues 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Magnolia's of Summerville
843-571-2641 (Cawana Tisdale)

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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 Tuesday 6:00-7:00 PM - NEW GROUP!
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 (Debbie Edwards)

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 Tues 10:00 AM
Lakes Of Litchfield
120 Lakes of Litchfield Dr
Pawleys Island
Meeting held in Independent
living-dining room
843-902-4671 (Michael Fink)
843-235-9393 (Kaitlyn Hamilton)

2nd and 4th Thurs 10:00-12:00 PM
*New Group*
Pawleys Island Community Church
10304 Ocean Hwy 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-please call ahead)
For info call 864-250-0029
864-236-8541 (June Green and
Bonnie Noble Silberman)

4th Mon 6:00 PM  (3rd Mon in May/Dec))
The Gardens at Eastside
275 Commonwealth Dr. Greenville
864-346-0579 (BJ Burns)
864-979-1884 (Mary Lee)

1st Tues 6:00 PM
Thrive at Greer
715 S Buncome Rd
864-275-5022 (Toni Edge)
864-979-8463 (Emmie McNamara)

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

Tues 10:00 AM - Walk & Talk Tuesdays - Dates Vary Monthly; Please Call Ahead
This group is for caregivers and/or persons with dementia! Promoting exercise, socialization & support session.
Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Clemson Entrance) 
650 N. Academy Street, Greenville 
Meetings may vary due to arena events. Please call ahead to confirm!
864-250-0029 (Jamie Guay)

2nd Tues 6:00 PM - Taylors
Informal Spouses-Only Dinner Group
The Open Hearth Restaurant
Wade Hampton Plaza Shopping Ctr
2801 Wade Hampton Blvd #1
Please RSVP  1 day prior to
864-250-0029 (Jamie Guay)

2nd Tues 6:00-8:00 PM
Dementia Education/Discussion Grp
Hampton Park Baptist Church
875 State Park Rd Greenville
864-918-4412 (Pam Reekie)
864-419-4491 (Lou Ann Newsome)
864-979-1884 (Mary Lee)

3rd Tues 11:15 AM 
Haywood Estates
1180 Haywood Rd Greenville
978-314-5554 (Michelle Campiglia)

4th Tues 6:30 PM (3rd Tues Nov/Dec)
Earle St Baptist Church (Main Bldg)
225 W. Earle St, Greenville
864-350-2979 (Beverly Allen)

2nd Wed 10:00 AM
Spring Park Asst Living
(Light refreshments & on-site activities for persons w/dementia)
925 N. Main St, Travelers Rest
864-979-8463 (Emmie McNamara)
864-275-5022 (Toni Edge)

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

1st Thurs 10:00 AM
GHS Center for Success in Aging
255 Enterprise Blvd. Ste 101
Greenville
864-454-8120 (Meghan Socko)

1st Thursday 6:30 PM - NEW!  Starts Sept. 1
Mauldin Library 
800 W. Butler Rd, Greenville 
864-901-7235 (Dorene Myers) 

2nd Thurs 2:00 PM
Advent United Methodist
2258 Woodruff Rd Simpsonville
Rm 108 Education Building
864-238-5071 (Brenda Burnham)
803-404-8495 (Angelenia Williams)

2nd Thurs 2:00 PM 
PWD Social Engagement Group
Connections Café

Early- Mid Stage for PWD & guest
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)

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Greenwood County

1st Tues 12:00 Noon
Ashley Place Ass’t Living
526 Haltiwanger Rd Greenwood
(Please RSVP: Free lunch and on-site respite available.)
864-396-0920 (Raymond Lewis)
864-943-1933 (Anna Reepe)

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Horry County

1st Mon 10:30 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church, Parish Activity Center 
542 Cypress Ave, Murrells Inlet 
843-333-6376 (Ruth Keilen)

1st Mon 6:00 PM
Brightwater Senior Living
Grissom/International Pkwy.
843-213-1516 (Natalie Bankowski)

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

3rd Tues 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Myrtle Beach Manor
9547 Highway 17 N Myrtle Beach
843-250-0527 (Lindsey Inman)
843-347-1884 (Patti Fink)

3rd Tues 4:00 PM
Anderson Oaks
997 S. Carolina 90
Conway 29526
843-687-3094 ( Shannon Rachel)
2nd and 4th Wed 10:00 AM
Belin Methodist Church Murrells Inlet
843-650-1123 (Carolyn Sandt)

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

2nd and 4th Thurs 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church
Meeting Room C downstairs
3810 Robert Grissom Parkway
Myrtle Beach
843-448-4496 (Denise Ellis)

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 Ctr.
1315 Roberts St. Camden-- Med. Ctr.
803-432-4311 (Loretta Wrigley)

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Lancaster County

Last Mon 2:00 PM
Mackey Family Practice Lancaster
1025 W Meeting St Suite 200
1st floor meeting room
803-328-2141 (Kristi Macaulay)

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

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Laurens County

3rd Tues 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Assisting Angels Homecare Office
644 North Harper St/ Hwy 221 Laurens
864-681-1123 (Lisa Yarber and Alisa Barbare)

2nd Thursday 2:30 PM
The Clinton Presbyterian Community 
801 Musgrove St. Clinton 
864-547-1322 (Debbie Johnson) 
864-981-1005 (Ron Richard)

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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 Noon - lunch provided
Wittenberg Lutheran Church
Leesville
803-532-4636 (Joan Caughman)

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

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

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Marion County

3rd Thurs. 2:00 PM *NEW*
Marion County Council on Aging
205 E Main St Marion
843 655-2444 (John Edwards)

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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

3rd Wed 3:00 PM
Talmadge Fitness & Wellness Complex
1319 S.Main St McCormick
864-391-2781 (Ann Marie Smith-Nash)
864-396-0920 (Raymond Lewis)

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Newberry County

1st Wed 9:30 AM *NEW*
Newberry County Library 
1100 Friend Street, Newberry 
803-924-3469 (Teresa Halfacre)
803-837-2619 (Chris Cook)

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Oconee County

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

3rd Fri. 11:30 AM
GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital
Patient Tower; Conference Rm #1
Parallel group for early/mid stage individuals for brain stimulating activities
864-882-8940 (Eunice Lehmacher)

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Orangeburg County

3rd Tues 12:00 Noon (lunch provided)
Williams Chapel AME Church
1198 Glover St. Orangeburg
803-539-2911 (Tina Fogle)
803-682-4113 (Melinda Merritt)

4th Tues 5:00 PM
RMC Outreach Ctr.
1324 Hutto 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)

1st Thurs 7:00 PM
(no Jan. or July meeting)
Capt K Hampton Library –Easley
304 Biltmore Rd (Large Study Room)
864-414-2378 (Jim Vaughn)
864-981-1349 (Jenny Mitchell)
978-314-5554 (Michelle Campiglia)

2nd Mon 12:00 Noon
Brookdale at Countryside – parallel meeting for people in Early Stages of Dementia.
(Light lunch provided! Please RSVP to Deniece O'Neal the Friday before at 864-859-0167.)
706 Pelzer Hwy Easley
864-859-8814 (Betty Edsall)

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Richland County

1st Tues 12 Noon
Senior Primary Care
3010 Farrow Rd. #300
803-434-1238 (Mary Winstead, LISW)

2nd Tues 12 Noon
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 Tues 6:00 PM
The Haven in the Summit
3 Summit Terrace, Columbia
803-788-4633 (Monica Butler)

3rd Tues 12:00 Noon (lunch)
Atria at Forest Lake
Columbia, SC
803-790-9800 (Debbie Bailey)

4th Mon 6:00 PM
The Palmettos of Parklane
7811 Parklane Rd.
803-754-0538 (Betty Rabon)
803-741-7233 (Kristen DeGoursey)

4th Fri 12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM
Every other month (odd months)
Palmetto Senior Care 
1308 Laurel St, Columbia
803-931-8166 (Karen Carr)
803-931-8166 (Cindy Hawkins)

Last Thurs 1:00 PM
The Crossings at Columbia
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

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

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

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 Tues 6:30 PM
Church of Christ 1055
Gold Hill Road Fort Mill
803-396-2155 (Vina Pesaru MD)

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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