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March 12, 2002

Cancer Survivor/Patient Support Group

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., Dorothy A. McCormack Center second floor conference room, City Hospital, Dry Run Road. The group is for cancer patients, survivors, family and friends, and meets the second Wednesday of each month. Call 1-304-264-1362.

Divorce Recovery Support Group

FREDERICK, Md. - Six-week series starting Wednesday, March 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St. A minimum of eight participants are required, maximum is 12. This is a closed group meeting. Patrick Hammett will lead the group which will focus on separation and divorce, process of loss and strategies for beginning the rebuilding process. All participants must be present for the first session and must register in advance. The group is free. To register, call 1-301-694-9002; fax 1-301-694-3374, or send e-mail to

Coming Out of the Shadows

Thursday, March 14 , 3:30 to 5 p.m., 6 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. This is a free support group for people with mental illness. The group meets every Thursday.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder support group

Thursday, March 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 1350 Marshall St., Hagerstown. Families who have a child with ADHD are welcome. Sponsored by Partners for Success/Family Support Network Centers and Washington County Public Schools. Free baby-sitting is available. Call to confirm, 301-766-8221.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, March 14, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagers-town and Sunday, March 17, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benevola United Methodist Church, 19225 Benevola Church Road. Twelve-step program for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The group meets every Thursday. Call Claudia, 301-496-1761; Siri, 301-791-4843; or go to on the Web.

Franklin-Fulton County American Diabetes Alliance Support Group

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m., Waynesboro Hospital conference room. Kelly Golden, B.A., fitness program coordinator, will discuss "Care Terms and ABC and 1,2,3 of Diabetes." Call Helen Hodges, 1-717-765-4000.

"Parents and Kids Together" adoption support group

FREDERICK, Md. - Friday, March 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Schaeffer Center, 26 E. Second St. The free support group for all adoptive parents and their preschool children is co-sponsored by Families Plus! and The Frank Adoption Agency. Facilitators are Kim Crouch and Joy Sappington. For information or to register, call 1-301-694-9002; send e-mail to; or send a fax to 1-301-694-3374.

Coping with the Ups and Downs

Friday, March 15, 3:30 to 5 p.m., 6 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. This is a free support group for people with bipolar disorder. The group meets every Friday. Light refreshments will be provided. Call Wanda, 301-790-5054.

Washington County Grief Support Network Inc.

Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m., room 9 in basement of Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. The group meets the third Saturday of each month and provides free support and information to persons grieving the death of close family members. Refreshments. Call Eloise after 9 p.m., 301-432-6578.

Washington County Lyme Disease Support Group

Saturday, March 16, 1 to 4 p.m., Washington County Free Library, meeting room B/C, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The group meets the third Saturday of the month. Call Frank Boddicker, 301-834-6080 or send e-mail to for information.

Washington County Ostomy Association

Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Susan M. Higgins will speak on "Herbal Products - Pros and Cons." Refreshments. Call 301-797-7848.

Turning Points, bereavement support group

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, March 17, 2 to 3:30 p.m., conference room of Lutheran Home Care Services/Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 1/2 mile south of Chambersburg Mall, Pa. 997, Chambersburg, Pa. The group is open to any adult who has experienced a loss and wants to learn more about the grieving process. Free. Call Kim McCurdy, 1-717-264-8178 or 1-717-762-3996.

Diabetes Support Group

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Monday, March 18, 7 p.m., City Hospital meeting room 1, Dry Run Road. The group provides encouragement, education and information on research, nutrition and more for individuals who face the challenge of living with diabetes, their families and friends. The group meets the third Monday of each month. Call 1-304-264-1362.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Md. 77 Hagerstown Chapter, Monday, March 18, weigh-in from 8 to 9:15 a.m., meeting from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. An auction with earned play money will take place. Guests are welcome. Call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 1-717-597-8747.

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