ARK, Alzheimer’s Support Services

206 Central Avenue

Summerville, SC, 29483

(843) 832-2357

Providing relief & hope to families dealing with Alzheimer’s/dementia since 1996 through respite care, support groups, corporate & community education. For more info, visit or call 843-832-2357.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, your best defense is INFORMATION! Learn as much as you can from your doctor, then find out about community resources.

The ARK, Alzheimer's Family Support Services is a great community resource. We have been providing respite care and support for caregivers and their loved ones since 1996. We are recognized locally and nationally for the quality of our program. But more importantly, our respite participants and caregivers love us! Our participants benefit from staying socially engaged. Our caregivers know their loved ones are treated with dignity and love.

We serve a five-county area from our Summerville location, including bus transportation in a 15-mile radius.


As a caregiver, you can attend one of many support groups in the area. The ARK facilitates support groups in Summerville, Goose Creek and Harleyville. (Visit our website for details, Other support groups can be found through the Trident Area Agency on Aging, Respite Care Ministries, and Alzheimer's Association.

If you have Early Memory Loss (EML), we would love to talk with you! We are starting a group especially for people with EML and need your input. Please call Peg Lahmeyer at 843-832-2357.