Support groups

March 27, 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.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Maryland 77 Hagerstown Chapter, today, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The group meets every Monday. Visitors are welcome. Call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 1-717-597-8747.

Alzheimer's Family/Caregiver support

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, March 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Homewood at Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Free and open to the public. Caregiving is available during the meeting. Call Pastor Reg Rice, 301-582-1750, ext. 297.

Children of divorce

FREDERICK, Md. - "Children from Changing Families" will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 28 through June 6, at Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St.


The free 10-week support group is for children in grades one through eight, whose parents are separated or divorced. Kathy Whattam, school counselor at Glade Elementary School, and Beth Myers, school counselor at Ballenger Creek Elementary, will help children learn that they didn't cause the problem, they can't cure it, but they can learn to cope with changes in their lives.

Registration is required. To register, call 1-301-694-9002.


WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, Tuesday, March 28, weigh-in at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Visitors are welcome. Call 301-223-8902.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, March 30, 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.


Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, March 31, 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.

Adoption support

FREDERICK, Md. - "Parents and Children Together: Adoption Support Group" will meet Saturdays, April 1 and 15. The group is free.

For times and location of the meetings, call Mary McGuire at 1-301-662-6239.

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