Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services has received a $10,000 grant from the Roper St. Francis Physicians Endowment in October. The grant will support The ARK’s programs and mission for the coming year.
The ARK provides hope and relief for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, throughout the Tri-county, Colleton and Orangeburg counties. Its comprehensive resources include a social group respite program in Summerville; caregiver support groups in Dorchester and Berkeley counties; extensive caregiver consultation; corporate Lunch and Learn programs; community education and information; and rural outreach through its Neighborhood Outreach Alzheimer’s Help (NOAH) Project.
“This grant will improve our ability to sustain our programs over the coming year,” said Peg Lahmeyer, Executive Director. The ARK has served Alzheimer’s families for 18 years, including over 6,000 hours of respite care and 5,000 volunteer hours every year. “Seventy-five percent of our members receive some form of scholarship,” Lahmeyer explained. The ARK is funded through grants, donations and fundraising events.
For more information about The ARK, visit www.TheARKofSC.org or call 843-832-2357.