Support groups

June 12, 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 77 Hagerstown Chapter, 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., Hagerstown. The group meets every Monday. Visitors are welcome. Call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 1-717-597-8747.

Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley

Today, 7 p.m., John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. The support group for breast cancer patients and their families meets the second Monday of each month. Call 301-791-5843.

Ovarian cancer support

Tuesday, June 13. The group for women with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, meets the second Tuesday of each month. For details and location, call 301-665-4657.



Williamsport Chapter 454, Tuesday, June 13. 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. Call 301-223-8902.

Aglow International Community Lighthouse of Middletown Valley

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Tuesday, June 13, 7 to 9 p.m., New Day Ministries, Md. 17, one block off Main Street at North Church and Green streets, next to the Granite Store. Deborah Sprague, speaker and counselor for hurting women, will present "Shame & Its Cousins." Call Ronda Whitmore, 1-301-371-6204; or Tina Delauter, 1-301-293-4277.


Maryland Chapter 449, Wednesday, June 14, weigh-in 11 to 11:30 a.m., meeting 11:40 a.m., Hagerstown YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown. The group meets every Wednesday to provide support, incentive, advice, understanding and friendship. Call Marion James, 301-223-8684.

Stroke survivors support

Thursday, June 15, 2 p.m., Total Rehab Care at Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 201, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. The group meets the third Thursday of each month, and provides education and emotional support for stroke survivors and their families. Call 301-714-4025.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, June 15, 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; Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to on the Web.

Turning Points Bereavement support

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, June 18, 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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