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Support groups

December 04, 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 301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area.

Alzheimer's support - Somerford Place-Memory Care Assisted Living group

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Somerford, 10114 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Call Sheri Evans at 301-791-9221, ext. 213.

Breast-feeding support

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. A free support group for pregnant women who are planning to breast-feed and mothers who are breast-feeding. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month. Call 301-790-8530.

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Headway support

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Total Rehab Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 201, red entrance, Hagerstown. Offered by Washington County Hospital. Call 301-714-4028.

Pet bereavement support

FUNKSTOWN - Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Animal Health Clinic, 26 E. Baltimore St. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month. Free and open to the public. Call 301-733-7579 for reservations.

Labor of Love

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. The group for those who have experienced miscarriages, stillbirths or death of a newborn, meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Call 301-739-3863 or 301-739-2439.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, Dec. 7, 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.

TOPS, (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, Dec. 8, weigh-in from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The group meets every Friday. Visitors are welcome. Call June, 301-582-4821; Marie, 301-824-3245; or Virginia, 301-733-1296.

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