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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 Numbers

In South Carolina, there are 95,000 people age 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease.

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The Caregivers

Nearly 13,500 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 5th 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

  • Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back to local charities. Your donation to The ARK stays in the Lowcountry, helping families living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. #givingtuesday

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  • Holiday Celebration Tips

Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity.

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  • 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Dash

Grab your ugly sweaters and join the holiday fun! Registration is OPEN for The ARK Ugly Sweater 5K Dash. The race is set for Saturday, December 12 in Downtown Summerville. The ARK provides comprehensive support services to families living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia.

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