Support groups

May 08, 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, 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., Hagers-town. The group meets every Monday. Visitors are welcome. Call 301-791-4909.

Circle of Hope series

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Six-week program, Mondays, beginning today, 7 p.m., War Memorial Hospital. The six-week class provides information and support to people who are coping with the death of a loved one. Refreshments. Registration is required and sessions will be closed after the first meeting. Free. Open to any interested person. Call Larry Crawley-Woods, 1-304-267-1870 or 1-800-345-6538; or send e-mail to


Williamsport Chapter 454, Tuesday, May 9. 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.


Family caregiver support

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Tuesday, May 9, 1 to 4 p.m., First Floor Senior Activity Center, 218 N. Second St. Annual seminar on "Caregiving Health and Safety Issues." For reservations, call Victoria at 1-717-263-2153.

Diabetes support

Wednesday, May 10, 1:30 p.m., Walnut Towers, eighth floor community Room, Hagerstown. Registered nurse Ita Kavanaugh will present the program "High Blood Pressure and Diabetes: What's New and How to Treat It." For information, call Lisa McCoy, Nutrition and Wellness Services for Washington County Health Department, at 240-313-3300.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, May 11, 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.


Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, May 12, 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.

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