Support groups

November 05, 2007

Leukemia and lymphoma support

John R. Marsh Cancer Center, in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 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. Meetings are at the John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown. Call 301-665-4650.

Seizure and epilepsy support

A seizure/epilepsy support group is forming. Call Ken, 304-267-9496, or 304-263-0811, ext. 3342.

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.

Healing Hearts

Begins today. This is a 6-week support/educational group with optional ongoing monthly support for adults coping with death. Registration is required by calling the Grief and Bereavement Services Department, 301-791-6360. The program is offered through Hospice of Washington County.


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.


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

TOPS Md. 449

Today, weigh-in at 9 a.m., program at 9:15, Hagerstown YMCA. Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.

TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Nov. 6, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Visitors are welcome. Dr. Vishal Datta will talk about diabetes. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739, or 301-223-7010.

Alzheimer's support

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown.The group's mission is to educate residents of Washington County about mental illness and to support individuals with mental illness and their families and caregivers. Call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725.

Labor of Love

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. Labor of Love is for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Call 301-739-3863 or 301-739-2439.

TOPS Md. 446

Wednesday, Nov. 7, weigh-in at 9 a.m., meeting at 9:30, Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. The program will feature guest speaker Ita Kavanagh. Call Mary, 301-797-2547, or visit

TOPS Md. 462

Thursday, Nov. 8, weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St. Call Dale Higgins, 301-416-0518, or Ola McPherson, 301-824-7650.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Thursday, Nov. 8, 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

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