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 (Bambi Rushton)

2nd Tuesday 10-11 AM
Call for Schedule
Magnolia’s of Summerville
843-571-2641 (Tawana Tisdale)

2nd Thursday 7 PM
Grace Lutheran – Summerville
Trolley Rd (across from Arby’s)
843-832-2357 (Micky Styslinger & Tom Glisson)

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

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)

1st Tuesday 5:30 PM
Roper Hospital – Berkeley
730 Stony Drive Moncks Corner
843-832-2357 (Queen Mack)

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 (Ginger Deignan)
843-647-7405 (Laura Stefanelli)

1st and 3rd Wed. 10:00 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 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 (Paige Kessler)

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

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

Last Tuesday 1 PM-2 PM
Sea Island Adult Day Care
Johns Island
843-559-5502 (Muriel Kirkland)

4th Thurs. 7:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church
301 Hibben St. Mt. Pleasant
843-884-4612 (Rev. Thomas Herrington)

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

3rd Tues. 6-7 PM
Cancer Support Group
Trident Cancer Center Waiting Room
9330 Med Plaza Dr.,


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 10:15-11:45 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

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)

2nd & 4th Tues. 2:00 PM
Bluffton Medical Campus
843-705-2113 (Sandra Brown)

4th Thurs. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Parkinson’s Support Group
Memory Matters
Hilton Head

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 Mon. 10:30 am
St. Michael’s Catholic Center
542 Cypress Ave, Murrells Inlet
843-848-6480 (Ruth Keilen)

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

1st Thurs. 10:30am
First United Methodist Church
901 Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC
843-251-1163 (Sherill Allen)

2nd Tues. 11 AM
Loris Library, 4316 Main St. Loris
843-333-6376 (Ruth Keilen)

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

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

Orangeburg County

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

Call for next Session
RMC Outreach Center – Orangeburg
Contact Tina McCollum | 803-516-1115


Online Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Telephone-Based Support Group:
Caregivers Support Group
Every Monday from 7-8 PM.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Telephone-Based Support Group:
Young-Onset Spousal
Support group
Six week session,
Every Wednesday from 4-5 PM.

Space is limited and pre-registration
is required: Contact 866-232-8484 or for more info.