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Support groups

February 05, 2007

Memory loss discussion group

A memory loss discussion group is forming. The time-limited group is for people in the earliest stages of dementia and their caregivers. For information, dates and times, call the Alzheimer's Association at 301-797-4892.

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.

Well spouse

Western Maryland group; today, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Port City Java, 1551 Potomac Ave. Well Spouse Association is a national organization dedicated to offering emotional support to the wives, husbands and partners of the chronically ill or those with disabilities. For more information, call Karen Taylor, 717-593-9155.

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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 Donna, 301-223-8143; or Pat, 301-791-4909.

Alzheimer's support

Somerford Place-Memory Care Assisted Living group, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Somerford Place, 10014 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Caregiving is available with advance notice. Call Sheri Evans at 301-791-9221, ext. 213.

National Association on Mental Illness -NAMI

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue. This support group's mission is to educate and inform residents of Washington County about mental illness and to support and advocate for individuals with mental illness and their familys and caregivers. For more information, call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

BOONSBORO - Trinity Lutheran Church on Main Street. Tuesday, Feb. 6, weigh-in at 5:30 p.m., meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. For information, call Lena, 301-432-6526; or Connie, 301-432-5698.

Pet bereavement support

FUNKSTOWN - Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Animal Health Clinic, 26 E. Baltimore St. For information and reservations, call 301-733-7579.

TOPS

Maryland 446; Wednesday, Feb. 7. Weigh-in at 9 a.m., meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Shiloh United Methodist Church, Shiloh Church Road. TOPS is a non-profit weight-loss organization which offers much in the way of group support. This chapter features a discussion type of format in addition to or along with the inspirational and education program. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Mary or Tom, 301-797-2547.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, Feb. 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road. 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.

TOPS

Maryland 308 chapter, Friday, Feb. 9, weigh-in from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Visitors are welcome. Call June, 301-582-4821; Marie, 301-824-3245; or Virginia, 301-733-1296.

Celebrate Recovery Ministry

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Friday, Feb. 9, 7 to 9 p.m., Otterbein Church Youth Ministry Center, 900 S. Potomac St. A Christ-centered ministry to help people receive freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits using the eight princples and 12 steps. Small group issues include chemical addictions, sexual addictions, codependency, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, eating disorders, anger, divorce, and grief. Solid Rock Cafe is open from 9 to 10 p.m. Free childcare provided, register by Thursday, Feb. 8. Call 717-762-7147 or go to www.otterbeinchurch.org or www.CelebrateRecovery.com.

TOPS

BIG POOL, Md. - St. Paul's Church on Tedrick Street. Saturday, Feb. 10, weigh-in at 8:30 a.m., meeting at 9 a.m. All visitors are welcome. For information, call Ginny, 301-847-2432; or Dina, 301-842-3050.

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