Support Groups

April 02, 2002

Support Groups

Cardiopulmonary Support Group

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Tuesday, April 2, 2:30 p.m., gazebo of Martinsburg Mall. City Hospital, American Heart Association and American Lung Association offer this group to anyone with a chronic heart or lung disease. The group meets every Tuesday, Call 1-304-264-1362.

Headway Support Group

Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m., Community Room, Suite 102, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. Park at the yellow entrance. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month and is for people with acquired brain injury and their families. Call Washington County Hospital Total Rehab Care Unit, 301-714-4066; or visit on the Web, click on support groups.

Diabetes Support Group at Walnut Towers

Wednesday, April 3, 1:30 p.m., eighth-floor community room of Walnut Towers Senior Center, Hagerstown. Debbie Dellinger, registered nurse with Washington County Health Department, will present "Your Diabetes Bill of Rights." The group is free and open to the public. Call Nutrition and Wellness Services, 301-791-3039.


Divorced/Separated Support Group

Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m., The group meets each Wednesday to provide support for those suffering the loss of a spouse or significant other through divorce or separation. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Maryland, Washington County branch. Free. To register or for information, call 301-733-6555.

Alzheimer's Family/Caregiver Afternoon Support Group

Thursday, April 4, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Avalon Manor, 14014 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown. The group meets the first Thursday of each month. Free and open to the public. Caregiving is not available. Call Gail Snyder or Ellen Stinebaugh, 301-733-8700.

American Parkinson Disease Association

WILLIAMSPORT - Western Maryland Chapter, Thursday, April 4, 1:30 p.m., Homewood Retirement Center Community Center Building, 16505 Virginia Ave. Dr. Samina Anwar, neurologist, will speak. Anyone interested in the support group may attend. The association has designated Monday, April 11, as World Parkinson Disease Awareness Day. Call 301-582-2025 or 301-790-2044.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, April 4, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown and Sunday, April 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benevola United Methodist Church, 19225 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro. Twelve-step fellowship for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The groups meet every Thursday and Sunday. Call Claudia, 1-301-293-2243; Siri, 301-791-4843; or go to on the Web.

Spring Circle of Hope series (Morgan County)

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Grief support program, six consecutive Thursdays, April 4 to May 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Hospice of the Panhandle, War Memorial Hospital conference room. Free, but registration is required. Call Larry Crawley-Woods, 1-304-264-0406 or 1-800-345-6538 to register.

"Parents and Kids Together" Adoption Support Group

FREDERICK, Md. - Friday, April 5, 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. For information or to register, call 1-301-694-9002; send a fax to

1-301-694-3374; or send e-mail to

TOPS, Take Off Pounds


Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, April 5, weigh-in from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., program from 6 to 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave.,

Hagerstown. The group meets every Friday. Guests are invited. Call 301-739-3542 or 1-717-749-3023 for information.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds


Maryland 77 Hagerstown Chapter, Monday, April 8, weigh-in is 8 to 9:15 a.m., meeting is 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Monthly achievement awards will be presented. Guests are welcome. Call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or


Berkeley County Hospice

volunteer training

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mondays and Wednesdays, April 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court. Volunteers are needed for every part of the hospice program, patient and family support, bereavement and organizational support. To register or for information for Berkeley County training, call Pam Shanklin, 1-304-264-0406 or 1-800-345-6538.

Western Maryland Lupus

Support groups

Monday, April 8, 7 p.m., Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown; and Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., Brandenburg Center, Country Club Road, Cumberland, Md. For information or to receive a free packet of information about lupus, call Maryland Lupus Foundation, 1-800-777-0934.

Family Caregiver Support Group

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Tuesday, April 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Franklin County Area Agency on Aging first floor conference room, 218 N. Second St. The topic will be "You and Your Physician." Call Kim Kriner, 1-717-263-2153 or 1-800-642-6990.

Alzheimer's Family/Caregiver Somerford Place Support Group

Tuesday, April 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Somerford Place-Memory Care Assisted Living, 10116 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. This new group will meet the second Tuesday of each month. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Caregiving is available with advance notice. Call Debbie Burker, 301-791-5118, ext. 222.

Loss of a Child Support Group

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m., Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court. The group provides support to parents coping with the death of a child. Free. Call Larry Crawley-Woods, 1-304-264-0406 or


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