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. The listed support groups focus on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias unless otherwise specified.

Please click on a county below to open the listings.

Dorchester County

2nd Monday 6:00 PM
First Baptist Church – Harleyville
211 W Main St (Hwy 178)
843-832-2357 (Peg Lahmeyer)

2nd Tuesday 10-11 AM
Magnolia’s of Summerville
843-571-2641 (Cawana Tisdale)

2nd Thursday 7 PM
Grace Lutheran – Summerville
Trolley Rd (across from Arby’s)
843-832-2357 (Peg Lahmeyer)

3rd Tuesday 11-12:30 AM
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Wives Group
Fellowship Hall Archives Room
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
843-832-2357 (Peg Lahmeyer)

4th Thursday 6-7 PM, Beginning June 23
Mens Group for Dementia Caregivers
The ARK – Summerville
206 Central Ave.
Education Bldg, 2nd Floor
843-832-2357 (Tom Glisson)

2nd Tuesday 6-7:30 PM
Stroke Support Group
Summerville Medical Center
Cardiac Rehab Classroom
To register, call 843-847-4177

Berkeley County

Quarterly Thursday 4 PM
St. Stephen Comm. History Rm
843-830-0703 (Pat Browder)

Charleston County

1st Tuesday 10 AM
1770 Hwy 174, Edisto Island
843-869-0279 (Lula Grant)

*1st Thursday 7 PM
Bon Secours- St Francis Hospital
West Ashley
843-469-7348 (Maggie Moody)*

1st & 3rd Monday 1-2 PM
The Palms of Mt Pleasant
843-884-6949 (Ashley Alexander)

1st & 3rd Tuesday 10:15 AM
Bishop Gadsden – James Island
Middleton Dining Room
843-647-7405 (Margaret Kunes)
843-762-3300 (Kay Jenkins)

1st & 3rd Wednesday 10 AM
All Saints Lutheran
Hwy. 17, Mt. Pleasant
843-810-5576 (Alma Greer)

2nd Sunday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Parkinson’s Support Group
Bon Secours- St Francis Hospital
Meeting Room 1, West Ashley
843-482-0254 (Marilyn or Jay Phillips)

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

2nd & 4th Wednesday 10 AM – 2 PM
Early Stage Alzheimer’s Group
Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church
James Island
843-647-7405 (Laura Stefanelli)

3rd Tuesday 5:45-6:45 PM
Franke at Seaside,
Mt. Pleasant
843-856-4725 (Kassie South)

3rd Thursday 10-11 AM
St. John’s Parish – Johns Island
3673 Maybank Hwy
843-647-7405 (Laura Stephanelli)

Last Tuesday 10 AM
Ashley River Baptist Church
West Ashley
843-559-0049 (Ken Lesto)

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

4th Wednesday 6-8 PM
Trident Family Health Building
Community Classroom
9228 Medical Plaza Dr
843-847-4475 (Lori Mennetti)

3rd Tuesday 6-7 PM
Cancer Support Group
Trident Cancer Center Waiting Room
9330 Med Plaza Dr., Charleston
Call to register, 843-797-3463

First Monday 6:30 PM
Breast Cancer Group
E. Cooper Hospital, 4th floor classroom

2nd Tuesday 2-3 PM
Cancer Caregiver Support Group
Hollings Cancer Center – Charleston
Womens Pavilion, 2nd Floor


Beaufort County

Every Wednesday 9:45-11:15 AM
Cognitive Impairment Caregiving Group
Memory Matters
Hilton Head
843-842-6688 (Karen Doughtie,
Cathee Stegall, or Ashley Gruber)

2nd & 4th Monday 9:45-11:15 AM
Women Caregivers-Cognitive Impairment
Memory Matters
Hilton Head

1st & 3rd Monday 9:45-11:15 AM
Men Caregivers – Cognitive Impairment
Memory Matters
Hilton Head

2nd Tuesday 2 PM
NHC Healthcare Bluffton
843-705-8220 (Stacey Floyd &
Heather Miller)

Every Wednesday 12:30 PM
Helena House Senior Living
1624 Paris Ave.
Port Royal

Every other Monday – Call for schedule
Early Stage Alzheimer’s Group
Carteret Street United Methodist
408 Carteret St – Beaufort
843-521-9190 (Pat Straider)

2nd & 4th Thursday 1:30 PM
St. Andrews Methodist
Hilton Head
843-671-5696 or 843-816-5659
(Karen Kirby)

Hampton County

No current groups. If interested in future groups
in Hampton county, please contact:
Admissions Coordinator
UniHealth PAC of Low Country
Estill, SC

Horry County

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

2nd & 4th Thursday 11:30-12:30 PM
1st Presbyterian – Myrtle Beach
3810 Robert Grissom Pkwy
843-448-4496 (Denise Ellis)
Please call first.

2nd Tuesday 10-11 AM
Myrtle Beach Manor, 9547 Highway 17 North Myrtle Beach
843-250-0527 (Lindsey Inman)
843-902-4671 (Michael Fink)

3rd Tuesday 10-11 AM
Myrtle Beach Manor
9547 Highway 17 North, Myrtle Beach
843-340-1819 (Lindsey Inman)
843-347-1884 (Patti Fink)

3rd Thursday 2 PM
Presbyterian Church 410 6th Avenue S Ocean Dr, North Myrtle Beach,
843-450-3410 (Kathy Bazzarre)

Orangeburg County

3rd Tuesday 12 PM (Lunch provided)
Williams Chapel AME Church
1198 Glover St., Orangeburg
803-539-2911 (Tina Fogle)

4th Tuesday 5 PM
RMC Outreach Center – Orangeburg
Contact Tina McCollum for next session 803-516-1115

3rd Thursday 5:30-7:00 PM
“Lake Cares” Family Group (Alz)
Santee First Presbyterian Church
306 Bradford Blvd.
(Barbara Hilliard, Lee Given)