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Support groups

April 24, 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



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.




Alzheimer's family/caregiver support



Tuesday, April 25, 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.




Caregiver Supper Club



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Tuesday, April 25, 6 p.m., Berkeley Senior Center, 217 N. High St. Berkeley Senior Services Adult Day sponsors the free weekly suppers every Tuesday. Caregivers and those contemplating providing care for an adult loved one, can bring a "sack supper" and relax while professionals from the community provide information. The month of May will feature social work staff from local hospitals who will address how to "Share the Care." Call 1-304-263-8873, ext. 114 to register.

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Maryland Chapter 449, Wednesday, April 26, weigh in at 11 a.m., meeting at 11:40 a.m., Hagerstown YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown. The group meets every Wednesday. Visit or call Marion, 301-223-8684.




CoDependents Anonymous



Thursday, April 27, 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. Call Claudia, 1-301-293-2243.




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Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, April 28, 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. Call 301-739-3542.




Blessed by a Child support



Friday, April 28, 7 to 9 p.m., Tri-State Fellowship Church, 13153 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown. This group for foster and adoptive families who are interested in Christian fellowship, friendship and encouragement, will meet the last Friday of each month. This will be the first meeting. Call Jeane, 1-304-274-3001; or Mary, 301-992-2691; or send e-mail to Blessedbyachild@aol.com.

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