Support groups

April 30, 2002

Williamsport Retirement Village Alzheimer's Educational Support Group

WILLIAMSPORT - Twin Oaks Assisted Living, 154 Artizan St., Williamsport. The group will not meet as previously announced. For information, call Mary Collins, 301-797-4892.

Divorced/Separated Support Group

Wednesday, May 1, 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, May 2, 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 Ellen Stinebaugh, 301-733-8700.

American Parkinson Disease Association

WILLIAMSPORT - Western Maryland Chapter, Thursday, May 2, 1:30 p.m., Homewood Retirement Center Community Center Building, 16505 Virginia Ave. Becky Dunlop, a registered nurse from the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will present the latest information on Parkinson Disease. Anyone interested in the support group may attend. Call 301-582-2025 or 301-790-2044.

Coming Out of the Shadows

Thursday, May 2 , 3:30 to 5 p.m., 6 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. This is a free general support group. The group meets every Thursday. Light refreshments will be served. Call Allison, 301-790-5054.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Maryland Chapter 359, every Thursday, weigh-in from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., meeting from 6:15 to 7 p.m., St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown. Guests are welcome. Call Crena Anderson, 301-582-2045.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, May 2, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown and Sunday, May 5, 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.

Epilepsy Support Group

FREDERICK, Md. - Thursday, May 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 1049 W. Patrick St. (Westridge Shopping Center). For information or if transportation is needed, call Jo Shoesmith, 1-301-695-9505.

Bi-polar Support Group

Friday, May 3, 3 to 5:30 p.m., 6 W. Franklin St. This is a free support group for people with bipolar disorder. The group meets every Friday to offer support and encouragement. Call Wanda, 301-790-5054.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, May 3, 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 program will be "Getting to Know You." The group meets every Friday. Guests are invited. Call 301-739-3542 or 1-717-749-3023 for information.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Maryland 77 Hagerstown Chapter, Monday, May 6, weigh-in is 8 to 9:15 a.m., meeting is 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Pat Saunders will present the program. Guests are welcome. Call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 1-717-597-8747.

Western Maryland Lupus Support groups

Monday, May 6, 7 p.m., Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown; and Tuesday, May 7, 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.

Heart-to-Heart group

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Monday, May 6, 7 p.m., Waynesboro Hospital conference room. Doug Lentz, director of fitness and wellness at Results Therapy and Fitness, will speak on the topic "Weight Control." Call 1-717-765-3469.

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