“By engaging caregivers early in the dementia diagnostic process, MemoryCare is able to promote advanced care planning for families, guide and establish safe routines, prolong time at home and ease the stress that Dementia can cause.”

-Dr. Margaret Noel, Memory Care Founder

Support Groups by County


Caring for People Education and Support (CAPES)
Class topics include dementia, legal issues, coping with stress, self-care, community resources, and making difficult life choices.
2nd Tuesday monthly from 5-6:30 pm
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
121 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 277-8288 Ext. 1307; Juanita Igo
Click here for more information.

3rd Tuesday monthly from 5-6:30 pm temporarily meeting via Zoom
828-277-8288 or email Jennie Presley at jenniep@coabc.org for more information.
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MountainCare – Caregivers Support Group
1st  and 3rd Mondays monthly from 2:30-3:30 pm temporarily meeting via Zoom
MountainCare Adult Day Services
68-A Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville
(828) 277-3399 or email connect@mtncare.org

CarePartners – Aphasia
This group is for caregivers and people who have speech and reading problems resulting from a stroke.
1st Monday monthly from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
68 Sweeten Creek Rd.
(828) 684-9619; Edna Tipton

CarePartners Bereavement Support Groups
CarePartners Main Campus
Call for more information: (828) 251-0126

MemoryCafe provides a time for people living with memory loss & Their caregivers, family, and friends to visit, have fun and support one another. Coffee, tea, and light finger foods are provided.

1st Monday Monthly from 12-2:00 pm
Brooks-Howell Home
266 Merrimon Ave, Asheville
Call for more information: 828-348-7261

MemoryCaregivers Network Group
Temporarily meeting via Zoom; email network@memorycare.org for information
3rd Tuesday Monthly from 1–3:00 pm
New Hope Presbyterian Church
3070 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden
(Meets concurrently with the “Memory Loss Collaborative,” a support group for those in early stages of memory loss – initial screening required.  For more information contact Mel Kelley, avant_garden@msn.com)

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MCI Support Group
Offers a support group specifically for persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Caregivers are welcome to join their loved ones, but these meetings are primarily focused on persons experiencing MCI.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 11am (currently meeting in a hybrid format – participants may join in-person or via Zoom)
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
789 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
For more information, contact Richard Coble at rcoble@gcpcusa.org

Black Mountain

Memory Loss Caregivers of East Buncombe
Sponsored by Highland Farms Residents Corp.

2nd Tuesday Monthly from 9:30-11:30 am
Highland Farms Retirement Community
200 Tabernacle Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(Brookside Building, J-K Entrance, lower level lounge 3)
Contact Mary Donnelly for more information: 828-230-4143 or maryddsnow@gmail.com 

Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter-
Mountain Area Family Support Group Meeting Schedule

The facilitators are volunteers; please call them only for questions directly related to the support group. Please call the Chapter office, 800-888-6671, or the 24 hour Helpline, 800-272-3900, for information on Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders, resources, educational programs, support group changes, or other questions! NO SOLICITATIONS PLEASE.

For more information about these support groups, click here.

Avery County

3rd Tuesday monthly
1:30 pm
Avery Senior Center
165 Shulz Circle

Buncombe County


2nd Tuesday monthly
6:30 pm
Aston Park HCC
380 Brevard Rd.
(704) 960-6957
Facilitators: Morgan Morton & Matt Vest
Email for more information:

3rd Wednesday monthly
Givens Gerber Park
40 Gerber Rd.
(828) 575-1443
Facilitated by: Alexis Wardlaw & Jim Bartlett
Email for more information:

Catawba County

3rd Tuesday monthly
5:00 pm
The Lutheran Home
1265 21st Street N.E.

3rd Thursday monthly
6:00 pm
Carillon Assisted Living
1088 Radio Station Drive

Haywood County

4th Tuesday monthly
5:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
566 South Haywood Street

Henderson County

Henderson County Caregiver
Support Group

3rd Tuesday monthly
1:30–3:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
204 6th Ave W.

Support Groups at the Creek
Thursdays 1:30-3:30 pm
2nd and 4th Tuesdays monthly
1:30-3:30 pm
Mud Creek Baptist Church
403 Rutledge Rd.
Registration required

The Memory Lane Cafe
3rd Monday monthly
1:00-3:00 pm
Mud Creek Baptist Church
403 Rutledge Rd.

Rutherford County

3rd Tuesday monthly
6:30 pm
The Perry Moore House
264 North Main Street

Transylvania County

4th Thursday monthly
5:30 pm
MountainCare Adult Day Services
23 Medical Park Circle

Yancey County

3rd Monday monthly
2:00 pm
Yancey County Senior Center
10 Swiss Avenue