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The annual Dancing with The ARK's Stars is a star-studded fundraiser.

Dancing for Good
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Stay the Course

The Race for The ARK 5K run/walk grows bigger each summer.

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Supporting Families

Thanks to respite programs and support groups, caregivers are not alone.

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Adult Respite Care

Loved ones get social time and individual engagement while family caregivers get a break.

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The Numbers

In South Carolina, there are 81,000 people age 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease.

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The Caregivers

Nearly 8,000 families in the Charleston area care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder.

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The Reality

South Carolina has the 8th highest Alzheimer's death rate in America.

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The Help

Since 1996, families have been turning to The ARK for support, resources, education, and respite.

Caregivers

The ARK offers a Powerful Tools for Caregivers class, an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for loved ones.

Respite Care

Respite programs are offered in Summerville to give family caregivers a much-needed break from the stress of around-the-clock caregiving.

Support Groups

Support groups meet monthly in a therapeutic environment facilitated by a trained leader. Caregivers learn coping skills through education, sharing with each other and guest speakers.

Education

The ARK provides workplace Lunch & Learn talks on coping strategies and resources. The ARK is able to work with organizations to bring targeted information sessions to employees who are caregivers.

How to Help

Your donation is an investment in this model program. Volunteers help with fundraisers, office support and in the respite care program.

Attend an Event

The ARK hosts a number of educational events and fundraisers during the year, including Dancing with The ARK’s Stars in March, and Race for The ARK 5K Run/Walk in August.

IN THE NEWS View all

  • Law enforcement & First Responder Training

Last week, The ARK, in coordination with the Summerville Police Department hosted the International Association of Chiefs of Police ‘Train the Trainer Program’ for Responding to Alzheimer’s Disease: Techniques for Law Enforcement and First Responders. Summerville officers were joined by Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Walterboro and Mauldin Police Departments.

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  • January Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class

The ARK offers Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) classes. PTC is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for loved ones who have a chronic illness (Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, etc.). This class is free of charge.

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  • Mark your calendars…

Dancing With The ARK’s Stars is right around the corner. Vote for your favorite dancer and reserve your tickets today! http://bit.ly/dwtas2018

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