Support groups

July 18, 2005

Al-Anon/Alateen family groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md. area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member or friend's drinking. There are no fees. Call 1-301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area.

Amyloidosis support

Wednesday, July 20, 12:30 p.m., Antietam Family Restaurant, 13208 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The group meets for luncheon and offers empathy, support and fellowship to friends, relatives and patients with amyloidosis. For information, call Elinor, 301-797-7415.

Together We Care

FREDERICK, Md. - Every other Wednesday, 7 p.m. The support group is for parents of children diagnosed and living with cancer. For location and information, call The Ashley Foundation, 1-301-694-6414.

Man-to-Man prostate support

Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m., Suite 228 in the Urological Center at Robinwood Medical Center, 1110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. Use the green entrance. The group provides support for patients, spouses and family members and meets the third Wednesday of each month. Call 301-733-0022.


CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, July 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Twelve-step fellowship for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The group meets every Thursday. Call Claudia, 1-301-293-2243; Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to on the Web.


Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, July 22, weigh-in from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., program from 6 to 7 p.m., First Christian Church 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagers-town. There will be a guest speaker. 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 Chapter 77 Hagers-town, Monday, July 25, weigh-in is 8 to 9:15 a.m., meeting is 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Debbie Hardin will present the program. Guests are welcome to attend. Call 301-791-4909.

Alzheimer's Family/Caregiver Support

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, July 26, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Homewood at Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Free and open to the public. Caregiving is available during the meeting. Call Pastor Reg Rice, 301-582-1750, ext. 297.

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly)

WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, Tuesday, July 26, meet at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church. The group meets every Tuesday. All are welcome. Call Kendra Grove, 301-223-8902; or Donna Blackowitz, area captain, 301-223-8143.

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