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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

2nd Friday 12 PM
RSVP: Lunch will be provided
Abbeville Area Medical Center
Admin. Bldg. Education Room
420 Thomson Cir. Abbeville
864-328-8328 Cynthia Skelton

3rd Tuesday 12 PM
RSVP: Lunch will be provided
Hospice Care of SC Office 
114 Court Square, Abbeville 
864-377-5985 Jennings Thompson 
843-520-9623 Delores Gibney

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Aiken County

2nd Tues 11:00 AM
Daybreak Adult Care Services
1028 Haynie Ave, SW, Aiken
803-649-6439 Liz Neal
803-522-5893 Linda Lucas


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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 Tuesday 12PM (NO July Mtg)
Summit Place of Anderson
107 Perpetual Square, Anderson
(lunch & on-site respite provided)
RSVP: 864-222-9880 Larinda Cooley 
864-328-8328 Cynthia Skelton

Men’s Group
2nd Tuesday 12PM

Boulevard Baptist – Family Life Ctr.
700 Boulevard, Anderson
RSVP: Lunch provided
864-617-0493 Bud Moon

2nd Saturday 12PM
Garden House
201 Edgebrook Dr. Anderson
RSVP: Lunch provided
864-314-7601 April Raines
864-353-7379 Caroline Bell


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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

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

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

1st Thurs 1:00 PM
St Helena Branch Library
Diane Naus
843-571-2641 Cawana Tisdale


 

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Berkeley County

2nd Wed 10:30 AM  
Wellmore of Daniel Island 
580 Robert Daniel Dr, Daniel Island  
843-377-8279 Takeiah Sadler
Co-Facilitators: Elizabeth McDermott, Kenzie Brogden-Taylor

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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 - Mall Room 4
843-893-6283 Jacqueline Jenkins
843-469-7348 Maggie Moody

2nd Mon 6:00 PM
Brookdale Charleston (West Ashley)
2030 Charlie Hall Blvd
Charleston, SC 29414
Stefanie Potter
843-763-4055

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

​2nd Thurs 6:00 PM
Interim Healthcare, North Charleston
4995 LaCross Rd, Ste. 1300
843-801-1608  Kate Barron

3rd Tues 5:45 -7:15 PM
Franke at Seaside, Mt Pleasant
843-856-4725 Allison Macfie 

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


 

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Cherokee County

1st Monday 6:00 PM
Magnolias of Gaffney 
101 Park Pl Dr Gaffney 
864-206-0006 Taylor Kendrick 

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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

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

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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


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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 Monday 1:30 PM (2nd Mon.in Jan.)
Rolling Green Village (Main Bldg)
1 Hoke Smith Blvd., Greenville
Free on-site activities available- call ahead
864-236-8541 June Green
Bonnie Noble Silberman

1st Tuesday 7 PM - Golden Strip
Hillcrest Hospital  (Conf Rm E)
729 S.E. Main Street, Simpsonville
803-463-8206 Bill Smith 

NEW! Starts in March
1st Wednesday 1:00 PM (2nd Wed in July)

Living Healthy Technologies 
520 B Hunts Bridge Road, Greenville 
864-918-4412 Pam Reekie 

1st Thursday 10 AM 
GHS Center for Success in Aging
255 Enterprise Blvd. Class A/B
Enter through WHITE AWNING
864-454-8120 Diana Jahries and Tiffany Mattos

Spouses Only Dinner Group
2nd Monday 6 PM

The Open Hearth in Taylors
2801 Wade Hampton Blvd# 1
MUST RSVP the Friday before
864-250-0029    Jamie Guay

Veteran's Caregiver Group
2nd Tuesday 1:30PM

The Haven
355 Berkmans Lane Greenville
RSVP to Ashley Blaska: 864-467-0031
Facilitated by Alan Poe

2nd Tuesday 3:00 PM - NEW! Starts in June
Appalachian Council of Government
30 Century Circle, Greenville
864-242-9733 Ginny Bryant & Michelle Anderson 

Dementia Education/Discussion
2nd Tuesday 6-8PM (NO Dec. Meeting)

6-7 PM: education  7-8 PM: support
Hampton Park Baptist Church
875 State Park Rd. Greenville
864-918-4412   Pam Reekie
864-979-1884  Mary Lee

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

2nd Thursday  2 PM (NO Dec. Meeting)
Advent United Methodist S’ville
2258 Woodruff Rd. Simpsonville
Room 108 Education Building
864-238-5071 Brenda Burnham
706-799-2092 Peggy Wagner

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

Spouse’s Only Lunch Group
2nd Friday 12:30-2:30PM

KW Cafeteria
180 Halton Rd. Greenville
RSVP 1 day prior
864-915-2561 Michael Mahon

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

3rd Thursday 2PM (NO Dec. Meeting)
The Pearl at Five Forks
15 Five Forks Simpsonville
864-381-4694 Jessica Zimmerman

3rd Thursday   6PM
Oakview Park Assisted Living
110 Hood Rd., Greenville
RSVP: light dinner/snack provided
864-328-8328 Cynthia Skelton

4th Monday 6:30-8pm (May/Dec. 3rd Mon)
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1601 N. Pleasantburg Drive
864-350-2979 Beverly Allen
770-630-1518 Elise Willis

4th Tuesday 1:30PM
Cascades Verdae; Pub Room
10 Fountainview Terr. Greenville
864-981-1349 Jenny Vaughn

Last Wednesday 10:30AM(No Nov/Dec)
Fountain Inn Activity Center
610 Fairview Street, Fountain Inn
864-981-1349 Jenny Vaughn


 

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Greenwood County

1st Tuesday  12PM
Ashley Place Assisted Living
526 Haltiwanger Rd, Greenwood
RSVP: Free lunch and on-site
Respite activities available.
864-344-1227: Cindy Poore
864-396-0920: Leshown Goodwin
864-323-3350: Cindy Crider"
 


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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 Tuesday  3:30PM
Langston Place
939 Springdale Rd. Clinton
864-266-8413 Valeree Browning-Mason


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

3rd Thurs  4:00 PM
The Heritage at Lowman Home
2101 Dutch Fork Road
Wellness Center Gallery, Chapin
803-760-4259 Renee Driggers
803-451-7422 Mary Shuford 


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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 Wednesday 2PM (3rd Wed in Dec)
Lutheran Church by the Lake
100 12 Oaks Dr. McCormick
864-391-2494 Jeanne Thayer
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

2nd Wednesday 1:30PM
Keowee Key Event Center (Joccassee Rm)
1 Country Club Dr. Salem
*use South Entrance on Rt. 183
864-280-2173 Robert Ricker
440-478-5561 Rosie Hargrave

2nd Thursday 6:15-7:30PM
Westminster United Methodist Church
925 E. Main St. Westminster
864-973-8291 Judi Lacey
864-784-3300 Rev. Joe Allinder

3rd Friday 11:30 AM
GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital
Patient tower (Conf Room #1#3)
864-885-7857 Eunice Lehmacher
864-647-6255 Delores Krueger


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Orangeburg County

3rd Tues 12:30 PM
Cornerstone Church - Commons Area
1481 Chestnut St, Orangeburg
Lunch available for purchase at the deli.
803-539-2911  Tina Fogle

 

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Pickens County

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

Caregiver & Persons w/Dementia
2nd  Monday  12PM

Brookdale  at Countryside
706 Pelzer Hwy , Easley
For early-mid stage persons & caregiver Light lunch provided
RSVP to 343-7405 the Friday before
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, 3rd Floor
SW Corner of Lady & Bull St
Parking in corner lot
Enter building on Lady St
803-779-1995 (Ext. 1004) Debbie Clark
803-917-1633 Marsha Ward

2nd Wed 10:00-11:30 AM
Connections Social Group for Individuals with Early-Mid Stage dementia & care partner.

Richland Panera Bread 
1007 Bower Parkway, Columbia
803-339-3855 Elizabeth Brantley 

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

3rd Saturday 12:00 PM
Christ Mission/Pleasant Spring Church 
1323 Winyah Drive, Columbia 
803-348-1884 Patricia Corley 
803-348-6093 Norma Mackey

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
803-741-7233 Shannon Coleman


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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 Tues 6:30 PM - Bilingual facilitator - Spanish & English
Campus Edge Apartments - Fitness Center
1000 Pinegate Dr, Spartanburg
864-764-9535 (Frances Carrasquillo) 

2nd Thurs 11:30 AM (Lunch provided)
RoseCrest Retirement Community Inman
864-599-8562 (Kay Gwinn)

3rd Tues 6:15 PM
Alzheimer’s Association Office
901 S Pine St Spartanburg
864-585-3978 (Paula Cooper)

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

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


 

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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)

Tuesday 2nd 4:30:00 PM
Memory Café for people with memory loss and their caregiver.
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.
Clover School District YMCA
5485 Charlotte Hwy Clover 29710
To learn more, call 1-800-272-3900.

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

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