Support groups

July 09, 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. Call 301-663-6626.

Leukemia and lymphoma support

John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown. John R. Marsh Cancer Center, in partnership with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Maryland chapter, sponsors a support group for patients and families affected by blood cancer. Open to those affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, MDS, or myeloma. Call 301-665-4650.

Breast cancer awareness

Today, 7 p.m., John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, east of Hagerstown. Call 301-791-5843.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Today, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30, First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call Donna, 301-223-8143, or Pat, 301-791-4909.

Adoption support

Diakon Adoption Services will hold monthly support groups throughout Maryland for families who have adopted children, are waiting to adopt, or are interested in becoming adoptive or foster parents. Meetings are free. Light refreshments and free child care will be available.

The following is a list of groups meeting from July 9 to July 15:

· Howard County - 6 to 8 p.m. today, St. John Lutheran Church, 6004 Waterloo Road, Columbia, Md.

· Washington County - 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, Haven Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown.

· Carroll County - 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11,Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carrol St., Westminster, Md.

· Prince George's County - 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6600 Laurel-Bowie Road., Bowie, Md.

To register, call Kristy Caceres, 877-DIAKON-7, option 4, or e-mail

Circle of Hope

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Tuesdays, July 10 to August 14, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Hospice main office. This is a six-week program of information and support for those would like to learn about grief and have a chance to talk with others about issues of loss. Free, but registration is required. To register, call Larry Crawley-Woods, 304-267-1870.


WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, July 10, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739, or Linda, 301-223-7010.


Wednesday, July 11, weigh-in at 11 a.m., meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hagerstown YMCA. Call 301-824-7683.


BIG POOL - Wednesday, July 11, weigh-in at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m., St. Paul's Church, Tedrick St. All visitors are welcome. Call Dina, 301-842-3050.


WILLIAMSPORT - Wednesday, July 11, weigh-in at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 35 Church St. Call Donna, 301-223-8143, or e-mail

Codependents anonymous

Thursday, July 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Call Claudia, 301-293-2243.

Turning Points

Sunday, July 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Lutheran Home Care Services, 1/2 mile south of the Chambersburg Mall on Pa. 997. The group is open to any adult who has experienced a loss and wants to learn more about the grieving process in a supportive atmosphere. Free of charge. Call Kim McCurdy, Bereavement Coordinator, 717-217-3527 or 800-840-9081.

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