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Support groups

August 15, 2005

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 77 Hagerstown, Monday, Aug. 15, 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. Millie Toms will present the program. Guests are welcome. Call 301-791-4909 or 301-739-6267.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, Tuesday, Aug. 16, meet at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church. The group meets every Tuesday. Lisa McCoy, Washington County Health Department, will speak at this meeting. All are welcome. Call Kendra Grove, 301-223-8902; or Donna Blackowitz, area captain, 301-223-8143.

Prostate Support Group


RANSON, W.Va. - Tuesday, Aug. 16, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., third-floor classroom of Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The group is free and does not require registration. Call Val Penick, director of education at Jefferson Memorial, 1-304-728-1693.

Amyloidosis Support Group


Wednesday, Aug. 17, 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.

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 446, Wednesday, Aug. 17, weigh-in from 9 to 9:30 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. An inspirational program will be followed by group discussion. Visitors are welcome. Call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547 or e-mail topsfan@aol.com.

CoDependents Anonymous


Thursday, Aug. 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Twelve-step meeting for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The group meets every Thursday. Call Claudia, 1-301-293-2243, or Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to www.coda.org on the Web.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, Aug. 19, weigh-in from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., program from 6 to 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Guests are invited. Call 301-739-3542 or 1-717-749-3023.

Celebrate Recovery


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Friday, Aug. 19, 7 to 9 p.m., Otterbein Church Youth Ministry Center, 900 S. Potomac St. The group meets every Friday and is a Christ-centered ministry to help people receive freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits using eight principles and 12 steps. The Women's Step Study Group will be open to new members for several weeks. Fellowship and refreshment from 9 to 10 p.m. Free child care is available with registration by Thursday. To register or for information, call the church office, 1-717-762-7147; or go to www.otterbeinchurch.org.

Turning Points, bereavement support group


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, Aug. 21, 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. Sponsored by Lutheran Home Care Services/Hospice of the Good Shepherd. Free. Call Kim McCurdy, 1-717-217-3527 or 1-800-840-9081.

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