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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
Summerville
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
336-263-7984 (Taylor Powell)

Berkeley County

*2nd Monday 5:30-7:30 PM
Metro North Church – Goose Creek
109 Central Ave
843-764-0873*
(group not verified for continuation in 2015;
please contact facilitator before attending)

3rd 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
843-766-5694 (John Ledford)*
(group not verified for continuation in 2015;
please contact facilitator before attending)

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 Stephanelli)

2nd Sunday 2:30 PM
Parkinson’s Support Group
Bon Secours- St Francis Hospital
Meeting Room 1, West Ashley
843-884-6949 (Gretchen Huff)

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

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

2nd Thursday 6:30-7:30 PM
Brookdale Charleston, Library
West Ashley
843-763-4055 (Janet Aldridge)
931-309-0544 (Mo Wong)

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
706-340-4526

Last Monday 6:30 PM
Breast Cancer Group
E. Cooper Hospital, 1st floor classroom
843-881-9499 (Penny)

2nd Tuesday 2-3 PM
Cancer Caregiver Support Group
Hollings Cancer Center – Charleston
Womens Pavilion, 2nd Floor
843-792-0700

2nd Tuesday 6 PM
Grief & Loss Group
The Bridge at Charleston
2590 Elms Plantation Blvd.
843-856-4735 (Kristy Emerson)
 

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
843-842-6688

1st & 3rd Monday 9:45-11:15 AM
Men Caregivers – Cognitive Impairment
Memory Matters
Hilton Head
843-842-6688

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
843-521-9190

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)

*3rd Thursday 2 PM
Parkinson’s Support Group
Hilton Head Regional Med Ctr
843-705-5349 (Marilyn Weiner)*
(group not verified for continuation in 2015;
please contact facilitator before attending)

Hampton County


No current groups. If interested in future groups
in Hampton county, please contact:
Admissions Coordinator
UniHealth PAC of Low Country
Estill, SC
803-625-3852

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 & 4th Wednesday 10 AM
Belin Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet
843-650-1123 (Carolyn Sandt)
843-215-1497 (Lillian Chopko)

2nd Tuesday 10-11 AM
Lakes at Litchfield – Pawley’s Island
843-340-1819 (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 Tuesday 6 PM
Anderson Oaks – Conway
997 S. Carolina 90
843-685-4154 (Brandie Turner)
843-340-1819 (Lindsey Inman
& Patti Fink)

3rd Thursday 2 PM
Summit Place
Little River, SC
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)
803-682-4113 (Melinda Jackson)

4th Tuesday 5 PM
RMC Outreach Center – Orangeburg
1324 Hutto St.
803-539-2911 (Tina Fogle)
803-682-4113 (Melinda Jackson)

3rd Thursday 5:30-7:00 PM
“Lake Cares” Family Group (Alz)
Santee First Presbyterian Church
306 Bradford Blvd.
Santee
bhilliard47@yahoo.com
(Barbara Hilliard, Lee Given)