Dancing for Good
The Race for the ARK 5K run grows bigger each summer.
Thanks to respite programs and support groups, caregivers are not alone.
Loved ones get social time and connection while family caregivers get a break.
In South Carolina, there are 81,000 people age 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease.
Nearly 8,000 families in the Charleston area care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder.
South Carolina has the 8th highest Alzheimer's death rate in America.
Since 1996, families have been turning to The ARK for support, resources, education, and respite.
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 programs are offered in Summerville to give family caregivers a much-needed break from the stress of around-the-clock caregiving.
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.
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.
Your donation is an investment in this model program. Volunteers help with fundraisers, office support and in the respite care program.
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.
10 Certified as Leaders for Caregivers Class
Ten professionals have been certified as class leaders for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” (PTC). PTC is a nationally recognized evidence-based program.
June 11, 2015
“Legend Oaks Gives Back” Tennis Tournament Benefits The ARK
The Legend Oaks annual winter tennis tournament benefits The ARK.
January 20, 2015
Resources, Info Available on National Memory Screening Day
Thank you to everyone who made National Memory Screening Day a great success.
November 20, 2014
Join us for the annual Race for the ARK 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run through downtown Summerville.
Area celebrities partner with professional dancers from Elite Dance International for a spectacular evening of dancing.