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Support groups

August 14, 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 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 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)



WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 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, Aug. 15, 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 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)



Maryland Chapter 449, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 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, Aug. 16, 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.




Stroke Survivors support



Thursday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m., Total Rehab Care at Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 201, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. Sponsored by Total Rehab Care and the American Heart Association. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Call 301-714-4025.




Loyalton of Hagerstown Alzheimer's support



Thursday, Aug. 17, 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.




CoDependents Anonymous



Thursday, Aug. 17, 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, 301-293-2243; Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to www.coda.org on the Web.




"Parents and Children Together" Adoption Support



FREDERICK, Md. - Saturday, Aug. 19. The free support group for adoptive parents and their children is cosponsored by Families Plus!, The Frank Adoption Center and Adoptive Families and Friends. For times and location of meetings, call Mary McGuire,301-662-6239.




Turning Points, bereavement support



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, Aug. 20, 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, 717-217-3527 or 1-800-840-9081.

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