Family Caregiver Support Group
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Franklin County Area Agency on Aging, first floor conference room, 218 N. Second St. The topic will be "Relaxation." Call 1-717-263-2153.
Cancer Survivor/Patient Support Group
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m., Dorothy A. McCormack Center second-floor conference room, City Hospital, Dry Run Road. The group for cancer patients, survivors, family and friends meets the second Wednesday of each month to offer support and encouragement. Call 1-304-264-1362.
Divorced/Separated Support Group
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 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, and your call will be returned.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, and Sunday, Aug. 18, 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 on the Web to www.codependents.org on the Web.
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, Aug. 16, 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 this week is an auction. The group meets every Friday. Guests are invited. Call 301-739-3542 or 1-717-749-3023 for information.
Washington County Grief Support Network Inc.
Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m., room 9 in basement of Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. The group meets to provide free support and information to persons grieving the death of close family members. For information or to talk, call 301-393-3944, or go on the Web to www.nyx.net/~kbilton/index.htm.
Turning Points, bereavement support group
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sponsored by Lutheran Home Care Services/Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m., conference room of Lutheran Home Care Services, 1/2 mile south of Chambersburg Mall, Pa. 997. The group is open to any adult who has experienced a loss and wants to learn more about the grieving process in a supportive atmosphere. Free. Call Kim McCurdy, 1-717-264-8178 or 1-717-762-3996.
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Maryland 77 Hagerstown Chapter, Monday, Aug. 19, weigh-in is 8 to 9:15 a.m., meeting is 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Jean Milburn will present the program. Guests are welcome. Call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 1-717-597-8747.
Diabetes Support Group
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Monday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., City Hospital's 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, and their families and friends. The group meets the third Monday of each month. Call 1-304-264-1362.