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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. 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 (will meet on Good Friday, April 3rd)
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)

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 (no April meeting, will resume in May)
2nd Tues. 12 Noon (Lunch provided)
Boulevard Baptist – Family Life Ctr.
700 Boulevard, Anderson
864-250-0029 (Jamie Guay)
2nd Thurs. 6 PM
Royal Baptist Church
407 E. Hampton Street, Anderson
864-209-4528 (Odis Telley)
3rd Tues. 6:00 PM - NEW- Starting April 21st!
North Pointe Assisted Living 
701 Simpson Rd, Anderson  
864-309-6924 (Sarah Sherwood)  

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. 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)

Berkeley County

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

Calhoun County

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

 

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
Horizon Bay at Charleston
Library (West Ashley)
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)


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.

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)

Colleton County

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

Darlington County

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

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)

Dorchester County

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

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 Tues. 6-7 PM
Pee Dee Gardens 
3117 West Palmetto Street, Florence 
843-667-6699 (Carly Yaken)
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

1st Mon. 6:00 PM
Morningside Of Georgetown 
2628 N. Fraser St, Georgetown 
843-957-1061 (Shannon Rachel) 
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)
 

Greenville County

1st Mon. 1:30 PM 
Rolling Green Village ( Main Bldg)
1 Hoke Smith Blvd., Greenville
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. 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)
2nd Tues. 6 PM - Taylors
The Open Hearth Restaurant
Wade Hampton Plaza Shopping Center
2801 Wade Hampton Blvd #1, Taylors, SC 29687
864-250-0029 (Jamie Guay)
2nd Tues. 6:00 PM
Dementia Education/Discussion Group
Hampton Park Baptist Church  
875 State Park Rd, Greenville 
864-979-1884 (Mary Lee) 
2nd Wed. 10:00 AM - NEW! Starting May 13th
Light refreshments & on-site activities for people w/dementia

Spring Park Asst. Living 
925 N. Main St, Travelers Rest 
864-275-5022  (Toni Edge)
864-979-8463 (Emmie McNamara)
2nd Thurs. 7 PM 
Greer Memorial Hospital
830 S. Buncombe Rd, Greer
864-884-0769 (Cindy Abrams)
864-901-7235 (Dorene Myers)
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)
Early Stage Caregiver Group
4th Tues. 6:30 PM (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)
Last Wed. 10:00 AM
Fountain Inn Nursing Center 
610 Fairview Street, Fountain Inn  
978-314-5554 (Michelle Campiglia) 
864-981-1349 (Jenny Mitchell)

Greenwood County

1st Tues. 12:00 PM - NEW! Starting April 7th
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.

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 & 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 6 PM
Anderson Oaks
997 S. Carolina 90
Conway,SC 29526
843-299-1221 (Brandie Turner)
843-250-0528 (Lindsey Inman and Patti Fink)
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

1st Thurs. 12:00 PM
Free lunch & onsite respite
Langston Place
939 Springdale Drive, Clinton
Please RSVP: 864-684-0386 (Liz Bolton)
864-396-0920 (Raymond Lewis)
2nd Thurs.  2:30 PM 
Presbyterian Home
801 Musgrove St, Clinton
864-547-1322 (Debbie Johnson)
3rd Tues. 3-4 PM 
Assisting Angels Homecare Office 
128 East Laurens Street, Laurens 
864-681-1123 (Lisa Yarber or Alisa Barbare) 

 

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

 

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.

McCormick County

3rd Wed 3PM
McCormick Senior Center
1421 S. Main Street, McCormick
864-465-2626 (Faye Hood)
864-391-2781 (Ann Marie Smith-Nash)

Newberry County

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


Oconee County

3rd Fri. 11:30 AM
GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital
Pt. Lower tower conf. room f
Parallel group for early-mid stage individuals (optional)
864-643-8449 (Eunice Lehmacher)


 

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) 

Pickens County

1st Wed. 2PM
Clemson Downs
150  Downs Blvd. –Corley Activity Ctr
864-356-1174 (Gail Marion)
864-962-6699 (Misti Fuller )
1st Thurs. 7 PM 
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)

Please RSVP: a light lunch will be provided
Brookdale at Countryside Village 
706 Pelzer Hwy, Easley
Betty Edsall (864-859-8814)
Meagan Pepper (864-207-6235)



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)

Saluda County

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

Spartanburg County

2nd Wednesday 2 PM
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 Tues. 6:00-7:00 PM
Grace United Methodist Church - Parlor 
201 S Church St, Union  
(864-429-0505) Ann Canada 

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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