Support groups

May 15, 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.

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. Call 301-791-4909.


Williamsport Chapter 454, Tuesday, May 16. 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. Call 301-223-8902.

Depression support

Tuesday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., Meadowbrook, 18714 North Village Shopping Center, intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month for those who have experienced depression in some way in their lives, to share thoughts, feelings and experiences. Free. Call 301-733-6555.


Amyloidosis support

Wednesday, May 17, noon, Richardson's Restaurant, 710 Dual Highway (U.S. 40), Hagerstown. The group meets for lunch and offers empathy, support and fellowship to friends, relatives and patients with amyloidosis. For information, call Elinor, 301-797-7415.

Alzheimer's support

Thursday, May 18, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, May 18, 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.

Turning Points bereavement support

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, May 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m., conference room of Lutheran Home Care Services, 1/2 mile south of Chambersburg Mall, Pa. 997. The group is open to any adult who has experienced a loss and wants to learn more about the grieving process in a supportive atmosphere. Sponsored by Lutheran Home Care Services/Hospice of the Good Shepherd. Free. Call Kim McCurdy, 1-717-217-3527 or 1-800-840-9081.

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