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Support groups

May 01, 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 Chapter 77, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m. today. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagers-town. The group meets every Monday. Visitors are welcome. Call 301-791-4909.




MOMS club



For mothers who stay at home with their children. North Chapter will meet Tuesday, May 2, 10 a.m. at ARCC, Hagerstown Community College. Open house for North and South Chapters on Tuesday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Park, Hagerstown. Rain date will be Tuesday, May 16. Call Jessie Frushour, 301-432-6099.




National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Washington County



7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac St. and Randolph Ave. Our mission is to educate and inform residents of Washington County about mental illness and to support and advocate for individuals with mental illness, their families and care givers. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Call Connie Pauley at 301-824-7725.

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TOPS



Williamsport Chapter 454, Tuesday, May 2. Weigh-in at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport. The group meets every Tuesday. Visitors are welcome. Cal 301-223-8902.




Headway support



Brain injury support, Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. Robinwood Medical Center, Hagerstown, use yellow entrance, conference room located next to vending machines on first floor. Jamie Bachtell, disability coordinator for HCC, speaking on disability rights. Call 301-714-4028.




Depression support



7:30 to 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Meadowbrook, 18714 North Village Shopping Center, Hagerstown. There is no cost. Call 301-733-6555 and leave a message.




Alzheimer's support



The Somerford Place-Memory Care Assisted Living group will meet Tuesday, May 2, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 10014 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served and caregiving will be available with advance notice. Free and open to the public. Call Debbie Burker at 301-791-5118, ext. 222.




Weight-loss surgery support



New Hope Weight Loss Surgery support group will meet Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at Chambersburg Hospital, lecture room B. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Barley, R.N. Call Mark Fegan, 1-717-264-1725 or Dorie Lininger, 1-717-264-4626.




TOPS



Maryland Chapter 308, every Friday, weigh-in from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., program from 6 to 7 p.m. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Guests are invited. Call 301-739-3542 or 1-717-749-3023.




Pet bereavement support



Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Animal Health Clinic, 26 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown. Free. Call 301-733-7579.




CoDependents Anonymous



Thursday, May 4, 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 1-301-293-2243.




MOMS club



For mothers who stay at home with their children. South Chapter will meet Friday, May 5, at Homewood Retirement Village, Williamsport at 10 a.m. Open house for North and South Chapters on Tuesday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at City Park, Hagerstown. Rain date will be Tuesday, May 16. Call Jessie Frushour, 301-432-6099.




Blood cancer support



The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter, is open to all patients and families affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin disease, MDS or myeloma and meets monthly on the third Tuesday at John Marsh Cancer Center, Hagerstown. Call Valerie, 1-301-665-4650.

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