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Support groups

December 26, 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.

Diabetic/cardiac support


Tuesday, Dec. 27, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Jefferson Memorial Hospital, third floor classroom. Call 1-304-728-1693.

Breast-feeding support


Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Saturday, Jan. 14, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. A free support group for pregnant women who are planning to breastfeed and mothers who are breastfeeding. The group meets on the second Saturday and fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 301-790-8530.

Alcoholics anonymous


RANSON, W.Va. - Friday, Dec. 30, 8 to 9 p.m., first-floor conference room of Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Groups meet every Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon, and Friday from 8 to 9 p.m., are free and do not require registration. Call Val Penick, director of education at Jefferson Memorial, 1-304-728-1693.

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Alzheimer's support


WILLIAMSPORT - Homewood at Williamsport group, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Homewood at Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave. Caregiving is available. Call Pastor Reg Rice at 301-582-1750, ext. 297.

CoDependents anonymous


Thursday, Dec. 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 Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to www.coda.org on the Web.

Al-Anon


RANSON, W.Va. - Friday, Dec. 30, 8 to 9 p.m., third-floor classroom of Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The group meets every Friday, is free and does not require registration. Call Val Penick, 1-304-728-1693.

Overeaters Anonymous


RANSON, W.Va. - Saturday, Dec. 31, 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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