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

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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 ARK has moved!

The ARK finds forever home!

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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 dementia.

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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

  • Class Leader Training

15 local professionals have been recently certified as class leaders for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” (PTC). PTC is a nationally recognized evidence-based program.  Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend who has a chronic illness. They will benefit from […]

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  • Through the eyes of a caregiver, ‘making life the best as it can be’

When Ernie Blaylock and his wife Silvia moved back to Dorchester to care for his mom, it was the fulfillment of a vow. “We promised Dad we would take care of them and the property when the time came.” That time arrived two years ago when Silvia and Ernie relocated from Oklahoma to Dorchester to […]

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  • Record year for Dancing With The ARK’S Stars

Over 475 people attended the 2019 Dancing with The ARK’s Stars on March 10. Net proceeds of $104,000 were raised to help local Alzheimer’s families find hope and relief. Proceeds from this event allow us to continue to provide services and education to families living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia in the community. “The evening was magical. The celebrity dancers continue […]

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