Support groups

June 11, 2007

Memory loss discussion group

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

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.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Maryland 77 Hagerstown chapter, meets 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. Call Donna, 301-223-8143; or Pat, 301-791-4909.


Breast cancer support

Today, 7 p.m., 322 E. Antietam Suite 101, Hagerstown. A monthly support group for breast cancer patients and their families. The group meets the second Monday of every month. Call 301-791-5843.


WILLIAMSPORT - Chapter 454; Tuesday, June 12, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. The group offers beneficial programs and discussions. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739.


BOONSBORO - Md. 459, Tuesday, June 12, weight-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 to 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Main Street. Visitors are welcome. Call Lena at 301-432-6526 or Connie at 301-432-5698.

Divorce recovery support

HALFWAY - Wednesday, June 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, social hall, Virginia Avenue. A nondemonational group for those who are separated, divorced or in the process of a divorce. Call 301-991-4550 or 301-223-8909.


BIG POOL - Md. 440 group; Wednesday, June 13, 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.


WILLIAMSPORT - Md. 463; Wednesday, June 13, weigh-in 5:30, meeting 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 35 Church St. Call Donna at 301-223-8143 or e-mail

Diabetes support

Wednesday, June 13, 1:30 p.m., Potomac Towers, first floor community room, Hagerstown. Katrina Ebersole from the Commission on Aging will discuss Medicare benefits for diabetics. Open to all diabetics Call Lisa McCoy at 240-313-3300.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, June 14, 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


Friday, June 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. 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.


SMITHSBURG - Md. 462, Thursday, June 14, weight-in 5:15 p.m., meeting 5:45 p.m., Emmanuel Chapel, 12011 Bayer Ave. Call Dale at 301-416-0518.

Turning points

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Sunday, June 17, 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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