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Support groups

September 03, 2007

Al-Anon/Alateen 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 and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter, sponsor a support group for patients and families affected by blood cancer. Open to all those affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, MDS, or myeloma. Meetings held at John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown. Call 301-665-4650 for more information.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Memorial Hall entrance, corner of Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. The 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 families and caregivers. Call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725.

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Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Sept. 4, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739, or Linda, 301-223-7010.

Alzheimer's support

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 10014 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served and caregiving will be available with advance notice. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221, ext. 213.

Headway support

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., Total Rehab Care, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 201, red entrance, Hagerstown. This is a free support group for people living with brain injury. Families also are welcome to attend. Call 301-714-4028.

TOPS Md. 449

Wednesday, Sept. 5, weigh-in at 11 a.m., meeting at 11:30, Hagerstown YMCA. You do not have to be a YMCA member to join this group. Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.

Divorce recovery support

HALFWAY - Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Church rear social hall, Virginia Avenue. This is a nondenominational group that welcomes all who are separated, divorced or in the process of divorce. Call 301-991-4550 or 301-790-1878.

Labor of Love

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. This is a support group open to anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Call 301-739-3863 or 301-739-2439.

La Leche League

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nursing and expectant mothers, and their children are welcome. Call Lara, 301-576-8157 or Jessica, 240-235-6350.

TOPS Md. 462

Thursday, Sept. 6, weigh-in at 5:15, meeting at 5:45 p.m., Smithsburg Branch Library, 66 W. Water St. Call Ola McPherson, 301-824-7640, or Dale Higgins, 301-416-0518.

Codependents Anonymous

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

Breast-feeding support

Friday, Sept. 7, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. This is a free support group for pregnant women who are planning to breast-feed and mothers who are breast-feeding. Call 301-790-8530.

Cancer support

Friday, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Robinwood Medical Center, room 120, yellow or silver entrance, Hagerstown. The group consists of long-term and short-term survivors as well as some individuals currently undergoing treatment. The group prays together and offers spiritual and emotional support for those who attend. Call P.M. Cross, 301-665-9162.

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