Support groups

August 27, 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.

Alzheimer's support

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

Overeaters Anonymous

A fellowship of individuals recovering from compulsive overeating meets weekly at various locations around Frederick and Washington counties.

· Sunday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Christ Reformed Church, 12 S. Church St., Middletown.

· Tuesday, 6 to 7 p.m., Wesley Chapel UMC, 3515 Urbana Pike, Urbana, Md.

· Tuesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Walnut Street Community Health Center, Conference Room, 24 N. Walnut St., Hagerstown.

· Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m., Christ United Methodist, 5609 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, Md.


· Thursday, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Room 109, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick.

· Friday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Center for Integrative Health, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 340 Park Ave., Frederick

· Saturday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Frederick Memorial Hospital, Second Floor, Classroom 6, Frederick.

Call 301-694-3554 to verify time and location. For more information visit

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77

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.

TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Aug. 28, private weigh-in 10:15 to 11 a.m., meeting 11 a.m. to noon, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Visitors are welcome. Call Stephanie at 301-223-6739 or Linda at 301-223-7010.

Divorce recovery

HALFWAY - Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Church social hall, Virginia Avenue. This is a nondenominational group that welcomes all who are separated, divorced or in the process of a divorce. Call 301-991-4550, or 301-223-8909.

TOPS Md. 449

Wednesday, Aug. 29, weigh-in at 11 a.m., program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hagerstown YMCA. You don't have to be a member of the YMCA to join. Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.

Codependents anonymous

Thursday, Aug. 30, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Twelve-step program for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Call Claudia, 301-293-2243; or Siri, 240-313-3377.

TOPS Md. 462

SMITHSBURG - Thursday, Aug. 30, Weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45 p.m., Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St. Call Ola McPherson at 301-824-7640 or Dale Higgins at 301-416-0518.

TOPS Md. 308

Friday, Aug. 31, 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 at 301-582-4821, Marie at 301-824-3245 or Virginia at 301-733-1296.

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