Support groups

December 03, 2007

Leukemia and lymphoma support

John R. Marsh Cancer Center, in partnership with 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 held at John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown. Call 301-665-4650.

Sexaholics Anonymous

Sexaholics Anonymous is a 12-step program of recovery for those who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behavior. Weekly meetings are in Washington and Frederick counties. Call 703-866-6929 and leave a message and a time when you can be reached in person.

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. 449

Today, weigh-in at 9 a.m., program at 9:15, Hagerstown YMCA. You don't have to be a member of the YMCA to join TOPS. Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.


Today, 3 to 4 p.m., Total Rehab Care, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 201, red entrance, east of Hagerstown. Washington County Hospital offers a support group for persons living with brain injury. Families also are welcome to attend. Call 301-714-4028.

TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Dec. 4, weigh-in from 10:15 a.m. to 11, meeting from 11 a.m. to noon, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Call Stephanie at 301-223-6739.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAM)

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Trinitry Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. The 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 301-824-7725.

Alzheimer's support

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

Bereavement support

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 8th floor conference room/library 8049B. The group offers grief recovery support for those who have lost loved ones. Call 301-790-8614.

Labor of Love

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124. Open to anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Call 01-739-3863.

TOPS Md. 462

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

Breast-feeding support

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

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