“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

Buncombe County

Asheville

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.

CarePartners – Caregivers Support Group

3rd Wednesday monthly from 3-5:00 pm
CarePartners Adult Day Services
68-A Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville
(828) 277-3399

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

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

MemoryCaregivers Network Group
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)

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)

Henderson County

Hendersonville

Henderson County Caregiver Support Group
3rd Tuesday monthly from 1:30–3:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
204 6th Ave W.
Hendersonville, NC 28739
For more information contact Lisa Kaufmann at 828-696-9799.

Support Groups at the Creek
Offers two separate groups for those in early stages of dementia and their significant others.
Thursdays monthly from 1:30-3:30 pm
2nd and 4th Tuesdays monthly from 1:30-3:30 pm
Registration required (spots open)
Mud Creek Baptist Church
403 Rutledge Rd.
Hendersonville
For more information, or to register, contact Bill at spprtgrps@gmail.com or 828-974-1981.

The Memory Lane Cafe
Provides social interaction for those with dementia and their caregivers.
3rd Monday monthly from 1:00-3:00 pm
Mud Creek Baptist Church
403 Rutledge Rd.
Hendersonville
Those with diagnosis must be accompanied by a caregiver unless they drive themselves to The Memory Lane. 
For more information, or to register, contact Bill at spprtgrps@gmail.com or 828-974-1981.

Fletcher

MemoryCaregivers Network Group
1st Tuesday monthly from 1:00-3:00 pm
Fletcher Seventh Day Adventist Church
1141 Howard Gap Rd.
Fletcher
(lower level entrance;East of Park Ridge Hospital)
For more information contact Mary Donnelly,
828-230-4143, network@memorycare.org

Mitchell County

Spruce Pine

Care & Share
1st Friday monthly from 1:00-3:00 PM
Hospice & Palliative Care of The Blue Ridge
36 Hospital Dr.
Spruce Pine
For more information, contact Jane Ouzts at jnutouzts@yahoo.com

Transylvania County

Brevard

Growing Through Grief Support Group
1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 5:15 pm
Brevard-Davidson Presbyterian Church
300 E. Main Street.
Liz Cozart, (828) 883-5251

Jackson County

Cullowhee

Dementia Caregivers Support Group
2nd Tuesday monthly from 3:00–4:00 pm
Western North Carolina University
West Campus Speech and Hearing Clinic, Room 115
Contacts:

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

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

Buncombe County

Asheville

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

3rd Wednesday monthly
2:00-3:30pm
Givens Gerber Park
40 Gerber Rd.
(828) 575-1443
Facilitated by: Alexis Wardlaw & Jim Bartlett
Email for more information:
awardlaw@givensgerberpark.org

Catawba County

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

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

Haywood County

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

Henderson County

Hendersonville
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

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

Transylvania County

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

Yancey County

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

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