Support groups

February 13, 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 after the loss of a spouse

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, clinical social worker. The group is free. Call 301-733-3575.

Bereavement support for those who have lost a child

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

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, Tuesday, Feb. 14, weigh in at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. The group meets every Tuesday to offer group support. Visitors are welcome. Call Kendra Grove, 301-223-8902.



Maryland Chapter 446, Wednesday, Feb. 15, weigh-in is 9 to 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 9:30 a.m., Shiloh Methodist Church, Old Forge Road, Hagerstown. The program will be "Getting the Upper Crust - a Bread Comparison." Meetings feature group discussions and inspiration. Visitors are welcome. Call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547.

Amyloidosis support

Wednesday, Feb. 15, noon, Richardson's Restaurant, 710 Dual Highway (U.S. 40), Hagers-town. The group meets for luncheon and offers empathy, support and fellowship to people with amyloidosis and to their friends and relatives. For information, call Elinor, 301-797-7415.

Enough is Enough of Franklin County/

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -The Thursday, Feb. 16, meeting has been canceled. The next support meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Eugene Clarke Memorial Center. The topic will be the dangers of methamphetamine use.

Loyalton of Hagerstown Alzheimer's support

Thursday, Feb. 16, 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, Feb. 16, 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 on the Web.


Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, Feb. 17, 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.

'Parents and Children Together' adoption support

FREDERICK, Md. - Saturday, Feb. 18. 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.

Turning Points, bereavement support

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, Feb. 19, 2 to 3:30 p.m., conference room of Lutheran Home Care Services, half 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 or1-800-840-9081.

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