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Support groups

May 14, 2007

Sexahholic Anonymous

Sexaholics Anonymous is a 12-step program of recovery for those who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behavior. Weekly meetings in Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland, and Berkeley County, W.Va. Call 703-866-6929 and leave a message and a time when you can be reached in person.

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., areas. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. Free. Call 301-663-6626.

Bereavement support for spouses

A new group will start in early June. It will meet weekly at Rest Haven Funeral Home. Free. Call 301-733-3575 for information.

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

WILLIAMSPORT - A new support group is starting in Williamsport. Weigh in will be at 5:30 p.m. and meetings will be from 6 to 7 p.m. The new chapter will start as soon as enough people show interest. The chapter will meet at United Methodist Church, 35 Church St. If interested, call Donna, 301-223-8143, or e-mail d.blackowitz@myactv.net.

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.

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BOONSBORO - Md. 459 group; Tuesday, May 15, weigh-in at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Main Street. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Lena, 301-432-6526.

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WILLIAMSPORT - Chapter 454; Tuesday, May 15, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. The group enjoys beneficial programs and discussions. Visitors are welcome. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739, or Linda, 301-223-7010.

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BIG POOL - Md. 440 group; Wednesday, May 16, weigh-in at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m., St. Paul's Church, Tedrick St. All visitors are welcome. For more information, call Dina, 301-842-3050.

Man to Man

Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m., the Urological Center at Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 228, Hagerstown. Man to Man is a national prostate cancer education and support group for patients and their families. Patients, spouses and family members are welcome. For more information, call 301-733-0022.

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Md, 446 group; Wednesday, May 9, weigh-in at 8:50 a.m., meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. For more information, call Mary or Tom, 301-797-2547, or go to www.topsmd446.com.

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BIG POOL - Md. 440 group; Wednesday, May 9, weigh in at 6 p.m., meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., St. Paul's Church, Tedrick Street. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Dina, 301-842-3050.

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SMITHSBURG - Thursday, May 17, weigh in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 12011 Bayer Ave. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Dale, 301-416-0518, or Donna, 301-223-8143.

Alzheimer's support

Thursday, May 17, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served. Caregiving is available with advance notice. For more information, call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.

Stroke

Thursday, May 17, 2 p.m., Total Rehab Care, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Site 201, Hagerstown. Provides education and emotional support for stroke survivors and their families. Sponsored by Total Rehab Care and the American Heart Association. For more information, call 301-714-4025.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, May 17, 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.

Breast-feeding

Friday, May 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. Washington County Hospital offers a free support group for pregnant women who are planning to breast-feed and mothers who are breast-feeding. For more information, call 301-790-8530.

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Md. 308; Friday, May 18, weigh in at 4:45 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call June, 301-582-4821, Marie, 301-824-3245, or Virginia, 301-733-1296.

Turning points

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Sunday, May 20, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Lutheran Home Care Services conference room, 1/2 mile south of Chambersburg Mall. The group is open to any adult who has experienced a loss and wants to learn more about the grieving process. Sponsored by Lutheran Home Care Services/Hospice of the Good Shepherd. Free. For more information, call Kim McCurdy, 717-217-3527, or 800-840-9081.

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Md. 77 group; Monday, May 21, weigh in at 7:30, exercise at 8:30 a.m, meeting at 9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Donna, 301-223-8143, or Pat, 301-791-4909.

Alzheimer's support

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, May 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Homewood of Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave. Caregiving is available during the group. For more information, call Reg Rice, 301-582-1750, ext. 297

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