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Support groups

August 29, 2005

Loyalton of Hagerstown Alzheimer's Support Group


A new Alzheimer's Support Group will be hosted by Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. Meetings are free and open to the public. Family/caregiver support meetings are offered by Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, Western Maryland Region. For information, call Dorothy Rettig, 301-733-3353.




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.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 77 Hagerstown, Monday, Aug. 29, 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. The program will be a play-money auction. Guests are welcome to attend. Call 301-791-4909; 301-739-6267; or 1-717-597-8747.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, Tuesday, Aug. 30, weigh-in at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church. The group meets every Tuesday and offers informative programs and group support. Visitors, guests and new members are welcome. Call Kendra Grove, 301-223-8902.

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Diabetic/Cardiac Support Group


RANSON, W.Va. - Tuesday, Aug. 30, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., third-floor classroom of Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The group is free and no registration is required. Call Val Penick, 1-304-728-1693.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)


Maryland Chapter 446, Wednesday, Aug. 31, weigh-in is 9 to 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 9:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. An inspirational program will be followed by a group discussion. The chapter welcomes new members, visitors and guests. Call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547; or send e-mail to topsfan@aol.com.




CoDependents Anonymous


Thursday, Sept. 1, 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.




Overeaters Anonymous


RANSON, W.Va. - Saturday, Sept. 3, 10 to 11 a.m., third-floor classroom of Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The group meets every Saturday, is free and no registration is required. Call Val Penick, 1-304-728-1693.

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