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Support groups

July 17, 2006

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups



Hagerstown and Frederick, Md. area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family members 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.




TOPS



WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, Tuesday, July 18, weigh in at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Visitors are welcome. Call 301-223-8902.




Breast-feeding support



Tuesday, July 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, room 124, Pangborn Hall, Hagerstown. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month for pregnant women who are planning to breast-feed and mothers who are breast-feeding. Free. Call 301-790-8530.

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TOPS



Maryland Chapter 449, Wednesday, July 19, 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 offer support, incentive, advice, understanding and friendship. Call Marion James, 301-223-8684.




Amyloidosis support



Wednesday, July 19, noon, Bob Evans Restaurant, 1721 Dual Highway (U.S. 40), Hagerstown. The group meets for luncheon and offers empathy, support and fellowship to friends, relatives and patients with amyloidosis. For information, call Elinor, 301-797-7415.




Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support



Wednesday, July 19, 7 p.m., Suite 228 in the Urological Center at Robinwood Medical Center, 1110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. Use the green entrance. The group provides support for patients, spouses and family members and meets the third Wednesday of each month. Call 301-733-0022.




Loyalton of Hagerstown Alzheimer's support



Thursday, July 20, 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. Family/caregiver support meetings are offered by Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, Western Maryland Region. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.




Stroke survivors support



Thursday, July 20, 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, July 20, 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 www.coda.org on the Web.

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