The Palms of Mount Pleasant hosts a support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The group provides support and encouragement for those who have been diagnosed with memory loss themselves, their caregivers and their family and friends. The group is open for anyone interested in learning more about dementia and/or in search of a support network.

The group meets 1-2 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month in The Palms’ private dining room.

Call Kim or Marisa at 884-6949.

Support group for those with sarcoidosis meets at 6:30 p.m. the last Friday of every month.

Email or Meetings are held in the Medical University of South Carolina Colbert Building, Room EL 103 (parking available in the Jonathan Lucas Parking garage and Ashley Avenue garage).

Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk.

Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Contact 877-413-3073 or

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Charleston Area, holds several support groups monthly for family members and friends who have loved ones who suffer from mental illness and for individuals recovering from a brain disorder/mental illness.

Call Joann at 871-1009, email NAMI Charleston Area at or visit

The meeting is open to the public.

The Lupus Listening and Learning Group holds meetings the second Monday of every other month. They are open to all lupus patients, family, friends and supporters in the Greater Charleston area.

Contact Alice Burress at 884-3949.

The Bereaved Parents of the USA support group meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at North Charleston City Hall, Interstate 26 at Montague Avenue.

Meetings are in the second floor break room on the left.

The group is a national self-help organization that offers support, care and compassion for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents following the death of a child.

The TOPS Club is an international nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly provides members with information, motivation and fellowship in attaining and maintaining weight-loss goals. It helps people meet individual needs through group support.

The group meets Thursdays from 6:30-7 p.m. for weigh-in; the meeting is 7-8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 604 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant.

Visit or contact Linda Johnson 884-8450 or 800-932-8677.

The Low Country Myasthenia Gravis Support Group meets 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the East Cooper Medical Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant.

Meetings are free and open to people who have been affected and are interested in discussing the neuromuscular disorder, sharing experiences and receiving support from fellow attendees.

Email mgsupport11@ or call 388-1683.

The Charleston Amputee Support Team meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital.

The meeting is open to all amputees, family and friends.

Contact Frank at 323-8893.

Road to Recovery is a service offered by the American Cancer Society in which volunteer drivers provide cancer patients with transportation to and from their scheduled treatments.

Volunteers donate their time and the use of their personal vehicles to ensure that people with cancer can get the treatments they need.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer driver should contact Lang Hunt at 803-750-1693 or ACS at 800-227-234.