Support groups

September 26, 2005

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., area. An anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member or friend's drinking. Free. Call 1-301-663-6626 for a list of meetings in the area.

Young Mothers Playgroup of Washington County

Weekly. This is a play group for children and support group for young mothers. The group meets about once a week, usually Wednesdays, at various locations. There is a moms' night out once a month. Membership is free. Contact Melissa Partlow, 301-730-7073; send e-mail to or; or go to

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Maryland 77 Hagerstown Chapter, today, weigh-in is 8 to 9:15 a.m., meeting is 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 712 W. Church St., corner of Church and Winter streets, Hagers-town. Jean Lloyd will present the program. Call 301-791-4909 or 1-717-597-8747.

Alzheimer's Family/Caregiver Support Group

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Homewood at Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Caregiving is available during the meeting. Call Pastor Reg Rice, 301-582-1750, ext. 297.



WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, Tuesday, Sept. 27, weigh-in at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church. The group meets every Tuesday and offers programs and group support. Visitors, guests and new members are welcome. Call Kendra, 301-223-8902.

Breastfeeding group

Tuesday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, Pangborn Hall, room 124, Hagerstown. The group meets the second Saturday and fourth Tuesday of each month for pregnant women and mothers who are breastfeeding. Free. Call 301-790-8530.

Diabetic/Cardiac Support Group

RANSON, W.Va. - Tuesday, Sept. 27, 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.

Stroke Survivors Support Group

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m., Total Rehab Care at Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 201, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagers-town. The group, sponsored by Total Rehab Care of Washington County and American Heart Association, meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Call 301-714-4025.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, Sept. 29, 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 go to on the Web.


Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, Sept. 30, 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 group meets every Friday. Call 301-739-3542 or 1-717-749-3023 for information.

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