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Support groups

January 23, 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's or friend's drinking. There are no fees. Call 1-301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area.




Bereavement support



A new support group for those who have lost a spouse will be forming soon at Rest Haven Funeral Home. It will be led by Mary Hedges, a clinical social worker. The group is free. Call 301-733-3575.




Bereavement support



Monday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m., Rest Haven Funeral Home. This is an ongoing support group led by Mary Hedges, a clinical social worker, for parents who have lost a child of any age. The free group is accepting new members. Call 301-733-3575.




Alzheimer's family/caregiver support



WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Homewood at Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave. Free and open to the public. Care-giving is available during the meeting. Call Pastor Reg Rice, 301-582-1750, ext. 529.

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)



WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, January open house, Tuesday, Jan. 24, meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. The open house will be held each Tuesday in January. Call Kendra Grove, 301-223-8902.




Stroke survivors support



Thursday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m., Total Rehab Care at Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 201, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month, and provides education and emotional support for stroke survivors and their families. Call 301-714-4025.




CoDependents Anonymous



Thursday, Jan. 26, 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; Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to www.coda.org on the Web.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)



Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, Jan. 27, 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.

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