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Support groups

October 15, 2007

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups

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

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.

TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Oct. 16, private weigh-in at 10:15 to 11 a.m., meeting at 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.

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Divorce recovery

HALFWAY - Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, social hall, Virginia Avenue. Meetings are held every Wednesday. Call 301-991-4550 or 301-790-1878.

Adoption support

FREDERICK, Md. - Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1415 W. Seventh St. Go to www.diakon.org.

TOPS Md. 449

Wednesday, Oct. 17, weigh-in from 9 to 9:15 a.m.; program from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. YMCA, Eastern Boulevard, Hagerstown. Call Carol Bachtell at 301-824-7683.

Amyloidosis support

Wednesday, Oct. 17, noon, Bob Evans, 1721 Dual Highway, U.S. 40, east of Hagerstown. Group meets for lunch and offers empathy, support and fellowship for those dealing with amyloidosis. Call Elinor at 301-797-7415.

TOPS Md. 462

SMITHSBURG - Thursday, Oct. 18, weigh-in at 5:15 p.m.; meeting at 5:45 p.m., Smithsburg Branch Library, 66 W. Water St. Call Dale Higgins at 301-416-0518 or Ola McPherson at 301-824-7650.

Alzheimer's support

Loyalton of Hagerstown group, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. Caregiving is available with advance notice. Call April Reynolds at 301-733-3353.

Anger management

FREDERICK, Md. - Parent/Child Anger Management Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1 and 8, at Families Plus, 35 E. Church St.

Families Plus will offer a multi-week anger management group for parents and middle school-age children. This group will involve an interactive overview of anger management techniques, information and problem-solving skills.

Registration is required and group size is limited. To register, call 301-694-9002, e-mail families_plus@att.net, or fax 301-694-3374.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. This is a 12-step program for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Call Claudia, 301-293-2243; or Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to www.coda.org.

Turning Points bereavement support

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Lutheran Home Care Services' conference room, one-half mile south of 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. Free. Call Kim McCurdy at 717-217-3527 or 800-840-9081.

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