Support groups

April 17, 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.

FREDERICK, Md. - The Web site offers local moms a way to find advice, friendship and listening ears. The site has public information areas as well as secure, members-only forums, divided into user groups based on location. Mothers of all ages, races, religions, etc. may join FrederickMommies by registering at

Bereavement support

Bereavement support groups for parents who have lost a child of any age and those who have lost a spouse, meet weekly at Rest Haven Funeral Home. Free. Call 301-733-3575.

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Wednesday, April 19, noon, Richardson's Restaurant, 710 Dual Highway (U.S. 40), Hagerstown. The group meets for a luncheon and offers empathy, support and fellowship to friends, relatives and patients with amyloidosis. For information, call Elinor, 301-797-7415.


Alzheimer's support

Thursday, April 20, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagers-town. 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, April 20, 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, April 21, 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.

Turning Points

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, April 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Lutheran Care Services conference room. Free. For information, call Kim McCurdy, bereavement coordinator, at 1-717-217-3527 or 1-800-840-9081.

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