Support groups

January 01, 2007

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.

Somerford Place-Memory Care Assisted Living group

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Somerford Place, 10014 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served and caregiving will be available with advance notice. Call Sheri Evans at 301-791-9221, ext. 213.

Pet bereavement support

FUNKSTOWN - Wednesday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m., Animal Health Clinic, 26 E. Baltimore St. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Free. Call 301-733-7579 to reserve your seat.


Grandparents as caregivers support

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, Washington County Commission on Aging, 140 W. Franklin St, fourth floor, commissioners' room, Hagerstown. David Wingate, PC, Law Office of David Wingate, will discuss elder law and estate planning. RSVP by calling Ruth Brown at 301-790-0275, ext. 205, or Linda Crone at ext. 210.

La Leche League breast-feeding support

SMITHSBURG - Wednesday, Jan. 3, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Smithsburg Library meeting room. Nursing and expectant mothers and their children are welcome. Advance notice is required. Call Lara at 301-576-8157 or Jessica at 240-235-6350.

Divorce recovery support

HALFWAY - Wednesday, Jan. 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, Virginia Avenue, across from Advance Auto Parts, go to the social hall in the rear of the building. Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Open to all who are separated, divorced or in the process of a divorce. Call 301-991-4550 or 301-223-8909.


Thursday, Jan. 4, 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 on the Web.


North chapter, Friday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m., Hagerstown Community College's ARCC, off Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Heather Barnhart will speak on New Ways to a New You in the New Year. Call Heather Barnhart at 301-791-7041. Mothers are welcome to bring their children to all MOMS Club activities.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Md. Chapter 77, Monday, Jan. 8, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. weigh in and exercise. Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown. Visitors welcome. Weekly program. For more info, call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Pat at 301-791-4909.

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