Support groups

November 14, 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 list of meetings in the area.

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, Hagerstown. Monthly achievement awards will be presented. Guests are welcome. Call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 1-717-597-8747.

Breast Cancer Awareness of the Cumberland Valley

Today, 7 p.m., John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. The support group for breast cancer patients and their families meets the second Monday of each month. Call 301-791-5843.


WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 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, 301-223-8902.



Maryland Chapter 446, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 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. Monthly awards presentation will be followed by a brief program and group discussion. The chapter welcomes new members, visitors and guests. Call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547; or send e-mail to


Wednesday, Nov. 16, 12:30 p.m., Richardson's Restaurant, 710 Dual Highway (U.S. 40), Hagerstown. The group meets for lunch and offers empathy, support and fellowship to friends, relatives and patients dealing with amyloidosis. For information, call Elinor, 301-797-7415.

Man-to-Man prostate cancer support

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 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, Nov. 17, 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 on the Web.


Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, Nov. 18, 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. Guests are invited. Call 301-739-3542 or 1-717-749-3023 for information.

Turning Points, bereavement support

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, Nov. 20, 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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