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Support groups

September 18, 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 301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous, a fellowship of individuals recovering from compulsive overeating, meets weekly at the following places:

Middletown, Md. - Sundays, 6:30 To 7:30 P.m., Christ Reformed Church, 12 S. Church St.

Thurmont, Md. - Mondays, 7 To 8 P.m., Catoctin View Seventh-day Adventist Church, 15601 Catoctin Mountain Highway, U.S. 15

Hagerstown - Tuesdays, 6:30 To 7:30 p.m., Conference Room At Walnut Street Community Health Center, 24 N. Walnut St.

Frederick, Md. - Wednesdays, 7 To 8 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 5609 Ballenger Creek Pike.

Thursdays, 7 To 8:15 p.m., Room 109 At Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick

Fridays, 9:30 To 10:30 a.m., Second-floor Conference Room At Center For Integrative Health, 340 Park Ave., Frederick

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Saturdays, 9:30 To 10:30 a.m., Room D126 In The Field House, Frederick Community College.

Call Ahead To Verify Time And Place, 301-694-3554. Go to www.frederickareaoa.org.




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 717-597-8747.

Circle of Hope series

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Six-week program, Tuesdays, Sept. 19 through Oct. 24, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Hospice of the Panhandle office, 122 Waverly Court. The six-week class provides information and support to people who are coping with the death of a loved one. Registration is required and sessions will be closed after the first meeting. Free. Call Larry Crawley-Woods, 1-304-267-1870 or 800-345-6538.

Depression support

Tuesdays, Sept. 19 and Oct. 3, 7:30 to 8:50 p.m., Meadowbrook, 18714 North Village Shopping Center, intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month for those who have experienced depression in some way in their lives, to share thoughts, feelings and experiences. Free. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Maryland, Washington County branch. Registration is not required. Call 301-733-6555, leave a message and your call will be returned.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Maryland Chapter 446, Wednesday, Sept. 20, private weigh-in is 9 to 9:30 a.m., meeting is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Meetings include inspirational or educational programs and group discussion. Guests are welcome. Call Mary or Tom, 301-797-2547; send e-mail to topsfan@aol.com; or call John, 717-749-3023.

Amyloidosis Support Group

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 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 Group

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Suite 228 in the Urological Center at Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 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.

Stroke survivors support

Thursday, Sept. 21, 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, Sept. 21, 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. Light refreshments. Caregiving is available with advance notice. 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, Sept. 21, 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.

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