Support groups

January 09, 2006

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness of 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.

Ovarian cancer support

Tuesday, Jan. 10. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month. For details and location, call 301-665-4657.

Second Wind

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2:30 p.m., Robinwood Medical Center community room, suite 102, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month for people with breathing difficulties and respiratory diseases. Call 301-790-8195.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, month-long open house Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 17 and 24, meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. The group meets every Tuesday and offers informative programs and group support. Call Kendra Grove, 301-223-8902.


'Kids and Grands' Grandparents as Caregivers Support Group

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month until May. Speakers from Washington County Hospital and Washington County Health Department will discuss "How to Handle Addictions." Child care and light supper is provided. Respond to Linda Crone at the Commission on Aging, 301-790-0275, ext. 210; or Elizabeth Cunningham at the Department of Social Services, 240-420-2297.

CoDependents anonymous

Thursday, Jan. 12, 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.

Turning Points, bereavement support group

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, Jan 15, 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.

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