The ARK (Alzheimer’s Respite Care) assists families of the Lowcountry who are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory disorders. The ARK began as an outreach ministry of St. Luke’s in 1996, and has recently moved to a building of its own at 502 West 5th North Street in Summerville. They hold a social group respite program for Alzheimer’s patients, monthly support groups for families of Alzheimer’s patients, caregiver consultation and education programs, Law Enforcement and First Responder training for Alzheimer’s patients, and they reach out through the NOAH project, assisting rural towns in developing Alzheimer’s support services. Every August, the ARK holds a 5K Race and Fun Run that begins and ends at St. Luke’s. Since December 2018, we also hold an Ugly Sweater 5K and Nativity Scene Fun Run. We are proud to support this ministry as it continues to grow and help our community!