Support groups

January 16, 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.

Amyloidosis support

Wednesday, Jan. 18, noon, Richardson's Restaurant, 710 Dual Highway (U.S. 40), Hagerstown. The group meets for luncheon and offers empathy, support and fellowship to friends, relatives and patients with amyloidosis. For information, call Elinor, 301-797-7415.

Man-to-Man prostate cancer support

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Suite 228 in the Urological Center at Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 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.

Alzheimer's support

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Family/caregiver support meetings are offered by Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, Western Maryland Region. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.


CoDependents anonymous

Thursday, Jan. 19, 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.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, Jan. 20, weigh-in from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., program from 6 to 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagers-town. The group meets every Friday. Guests are invited. Call 301-739-3542 or 1-717-749-3023 for information.

Celebrate Recovery

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Friday, Jan. 20, 7 to 9 p.m., Otterbein Youth Ministry Center, 900 S. Potomac St. The group meets every Friday to help people receive freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits using eight Biblical principles and 12 steps. A new men's step study group will be open to new members for the first six weeks. Solid Rock Caf (fellowship and refreshment) from 9 to 10 p.m. Free child care is available with registration by Thursday. To register or for information, call the church office, 1-717-762-7147; or go to

Parents and Children Together adoption support

FREDERICK, Md. - Saturday, Jan. 21. The free support group for adoptive parents and their children is cosponsored by Families Plus!, The Frank Adoption Center and Adoptive Families and Friends. For times and location of meetings, call Mary McGuire, 1-301-662-6239.

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