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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

NEW GROUP! 1st Mon. 6:00 PM
The Renaissance-Main Building
5 Frank Pressly Drive, Due West
864-379-2570 (Susan Jackson)
864-309-6924 (Sarah Sherwood)

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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 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)

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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 Monday at 6 PM - NEW GROUP!
An Med Campus  
200 E. Greenville St, Anderson 
(864-224-3045) Sam Wiley 

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)
864-309-6924 (Sarah Sherwood)

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

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

3rd Tues. 5:30 PM
North Pointe Assisted Living
701 Simpson Rd, Anderson
864-309-6924 (Sarah Sherwood)

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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. 9:45-11:15 AM
Memory Matters (Hilton Head)
843-842-6688 (Ashley Gruber)

1st and 3rd Mon. 9:45-11:15 AM - Men Caregivers Group
Memory Matters, Hilton Head
843-842-6688 (Ashley Gruber)

2nd and 4th Mon. 9:45-11:15 AM - Women Caregivers Group
Memory Matters, Hilton Head
843-842-6688 (Ashley Gruber)

2nd Wed. at 2pm
NHC Healthcare Bluffton
843-705-8220 (Stacey Floyd
and Heather Miller)

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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 Tuesday 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 (Ginger Deignan & Alma Greer)

1st Thurs. 7 PM
Bon Secours St Francis Hospital, West Ashley
Meets in Classroom 4
843-893-6283 (Jacqueline Jenkins)
843-469-7348 (Maggie Moody)

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

2nd Thurs. 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Brookdale Charleston
843-763-4055 (Janet Aldridge)
931-309-0544 (Mo Wong)

3rd Tues. 5:45 PM
Franke at Seaside
Mount Pleasant
843-856-4725 (Kassie South)
843-364-2607 (Margaret Kunes)

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

Last Tues. 1 PM
Sea Island Adult Day Care
Johns Island
843-559-5502 (Muriel Kirkland)

Last Fri. 10 AM
The Bridge of Charleston
2590 Elms Plantation Blvd, North Charleston
Robie Hiott & Cathy Richardson

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Cherokee County

2nd Tues. 6:00-7:00 PM
United Way of the Piedmont Partnership Center
405 N Logan St, Gaffney
(864-219-3668) DeChristie Thomas
(864-491-2658) Tawan Smith

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Chester County

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

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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)
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 Mon. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dillon County On Aging
205 E.Main Street, Dillon
843-409-1365 (Daniel Pierce)
843-506-2067 (Don Luehrs)

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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 PM
Methodist Manor Twin Church Rd.
843-664-0700 (Debbie Edwards)

3rd Thurs. 6 PM
The Leatherman Senior Center/
Senior Citizens Association
600 Senior Way
Florence, SC
843-669-6761 (Fannie Kennedy)

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Georgetown County

2nd Tues. 10:00-11:00 AM
Lakes Of Litchfield (Independent Living dining room)
120 Lakes of Litchfield Dr, Pawleys Island
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
843-902-4671 (Michael Fink)
843-235-9393 (Kaitlyn Hamilton)

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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)
(Bonnie Noble Silberman)

1st Tues. 11:30AM
Alzheimer's Grief Support Group
Simpsonville First Baptist Church
Meets In the Parlor Room
3 Hedge St, Simpsonville
Please RSVP: Light lunch available
864-504-0277 (Carol Lynn)
864-376-6634 (Emilee Scruggs)

1st Tues. 6 PM - NEW GROUP!
Thrive at Greer
715 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer
(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
864-561-7020 (Denise Parsons)

1st Wed. Noon - Lunch & on-site respite activities
Greenville Place
2006 Pelham Rd, Greenville
864-245-0021 (Sara Prosser)
864-288-3331 (Michael Davidson)
Please RSVP: lunch will be served and on-site respite activities for PWD

1st Thurs. 10:00 AM - No December Meeting!
GHS Center for Success in Aging
255 Enterprise Blvd, Ste101, Greenville
RSVP requested due to limited space.
864-454-8120 (Meghan Socko)

2nd Mon. 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Cascades Verdae Pub
10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville
843-475-1244 (Kelly Harris)

2nd Tues. 6 PM - Spouses-Only Group - No December Meeting!
The Open Hearth Restaurant
Wade Hampton Plaza Shopping Center
2801 Wade Hampton Blvd #1, Taylors, SC 29687
Please RSVP at least one day before meeting.
864-250-0029 (Jamie Guay)

2nd Tues. 6:00 PM
Dementia Education/Discussion Group
Hampton Park Baptist Church
875 State Park Rd, Greenville
864-918-4412 (Pam Reekie)
864-419-4461 (Lou Ann Newsome)
864-979-1884 (Mary Lee)

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

2nd Wed. 6:00 PM - NEW, starting in APRIL!
Fountain Inn Nursing & Rehab 
501 Gulliver St, Fountain Inn
864-862-2554 (Cindy Abrams)

2nd Thurs. 2:00-3:00 PM
Connections Cafe
Social Engagement Group for Persons with Dementia (early-mid stage) and their Caregivers
Click here to learn more!

Upcountry History Museum
540 Buncombe St, Greenville
864-250-0029 (Jamie Guay)

2nd Thurs. 2:00 PM
Advent United Methodist
2258 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville
Education Bldg, Room 108
864-238-5071 (Brenda Barnham)
803-404-8495 (Angelenia Williams)

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

3rd Tues. 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Haywood Estates
1180 Haywood Rd, Greenville
(978-314-5554) Michelle Campiglia

4th Mon. 6 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)

4th Tues. 5:30 PM (3rd Tues Nov/Dec)
Earle St Baptist Church (Main Bldg)
225 W. Earle St, Greenville
864-376-7801 (Doreen DiCarlo)

Last Wed. 10:30 AM - No Meetings in November or December!
Fountain Inn Activity Center
610 Fairview Street, Fountain Inn
978-314-5554 (Michelle Campiglia)
864-981-1349 (Jenny Mitchell)

Last Wed. 2:00 PM - Will meet 3rd Wed in Nov/Dec
Patewood Health & Rehab
2 Griffith Road, Greenville
864-809-0876 (Shelly Walker)
864-552-0242 (Al Towery)

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Greenwood County

1st Tues. 12:00 PM
Ashley Place Assisted Living
526 Haltiwanger Rd, Greenwood
Raymond Lewis: 864-396-0920
Anna Reepe: 864-943-1933
PLEASE RSVP: FREE LUNCH AND ON-SITE RESPITE AVAILABLE.

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Horry County

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

1st Thurs. 10:30-11:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
901 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach 2
843 251-1163 (Sherrill Allen)

2nd & 4th Wed 10 AM
Belin Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet
843-650-1123 (Carolyn Sandt)

2nd & 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 Tues 10:00-11:00 AM
Myrtle Beach Manor
9547 Highway 17 North, Myrtle Beach
843-250-0527 (Lindsey Inman)
843-347-1884 (Patti Fink)

3rd Tues. at 4 PM
Anderson Oaks
997 S. Carolina 90
Conway,SC 29526
843 687-3094 (Shannon Rachel)
843-250-0528 (Lindsey Inman and Patti Fink)

3rd Thurs. 2 PM
September meeting: Summit Place, Little River, SC
NEW LOCATION beginning in October:
Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church
410 6th Ave S, 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 PM
Karesh Long Term Care Ctr.
1315 Roberts St. Camden
at County Medical Center
803-432-4311 (Loretta Wrigley)

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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)
864-981-1005 (Ron Richard)

3rd Tues. 3-4 PM
Assisting Angels Homecare Office
644 North Harper St/Hwy 221
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. 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)

3rd Thurs. 4 PM
The Heritage at Lowman Home
Wellness Ctr. Gallery.
2101 Dutch Fork Rd, Chapin
803-760-4259 (Meredith Scott)

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Marion County

3rd Thurs 2:00 PM
Marion County Council on Aging
307 West Dozier Street, Marion
843 655-2444 (John Edwards)
843-506-2067 (Don Luehrs )

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Marlboro County

3rd Wed 11:00 AM
Marlboro Chamber of Commerce
122 S. Marlboro St, Bennettsville
843-409-1365 (Daniel Pierce)

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McCormick County

3rd Wed 3PM
Talmadge Fitness and Wellness Complex  - NEW LOCATION!
1319 S. Main St, McCormick, SC
864-391-2781 (Ann Marie Smith-Nash)

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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

3rd Fri. 11:30 AM
GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital
Pt. Lower Tower Conference Room:1&3
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 PM (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 Center
1324 Hutto Street, Orangeburg
803-539-2911 (Tina Fogle)
803-682-4113 (Melinda Merritt)

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Pickens County

1st Wed. 2PM
Clemson Downs
150 Downs Blvd. –Corley Activity Ctr
864-356-1174 (Gail Marion)

1st Thurs. 7 PM - does not meet in January or July
Capt. K. Hampton Library –Easley
304 Biltmore Rd (Conference Room)
864-414-2378 (Jim Vaughn)
864-981-1349 (Jenny Mitchell)
978-314-5554 (Michelle Campiglia)

2nd Monday at 12PM
For people in Early Stages of Dementia & Caregivers (separate meetings on site)

Brookdale at Countryside
706 Pelzer Hwy, Easley
Please RSVP: a light lunch will be provided.
Betty Edsall (864-859-8814)

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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 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)

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)

2nd Tues. 6:00 PM
The Haven in the Summit
3 Summit Terrace, Columbia
803-788-4633 (Marsha Clayman)

2nd Tues. 6:00 PM
Shandon Baptist Church (1st floor)
5250 Forest Drive, Columbia
803-754-0538 (Betty Rabon)

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)
803-931-8166 (Cindy Hawkins)

4th Mon. 6 PM
The Palmettos of Parklane
7811 Parklane Rd.
(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

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)

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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 Tues. 5:30-7:00 PM
Grace United Methodist Church - Parlor
201 S Church St, Union
864-427-8322 (Penny Adamo)

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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. 6:30-8:30 PM
Church of Christ
1055 Gold Hill Rd. Fort Mill
803-396-2155 (Vina Pesaru)

3rd Thurs. 7:00-8:00 PM
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Library Room
238 Fort Mill Hwy, Indian Land
704 -641-8266 (Terri Fletcher)

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