Foothills Dementia and Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group meet monthly

Published 9:46 am Thursday, April 7, 2022

Non-profit organization to support caregivers of Alzheimer patients


POLK COUNTY––Support group meetings for dementia and Alzheimer caregivers will be held monthly at the Meeting Place in Columbus.

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Monthly support group meetings will meet at 75 Carmel Lane in Columbus on the last Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4 .p.m. The goal of this non-profit organization is to develop a network of support for caregivers and provide training and resource information for those who care for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.

At the beginning of March, a meeting took place at the Wellness Center at White Oak in Tryon, presented by David Fleuch, PA.

An informational meeting was held on Sunday, April 3, at 4 p.m. at Lanier Library in Tryon. Dr. Gordon Schneider, PhD, a psychologist practicing in Columbus and affiliated with St. Luke’s Hospital, presented information at the meeting, as well as family medicine doctor, Dr. Jeffery Viar; attorney at law Phillip Geagan; financial advisor Stephanie Winterrowd; and Art DeCotis, former caregiver of an Alzheimer’s patient.

For further information about becoming involved with dementia and Alzheimer caregiver support group meetings, contact Peg Wyllie at 828-859-6339 or email at; or contact Donna Carson, Site Coordinator, at 828-894-0001 or email at