Support groups

December 17, 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, Dec. 18, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Visitors are welcome. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739, or Linda, 301-223-7010.



Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Urological Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 228, Hagerstown. Man-to-Man is a national prostate cancer education and support group for patients and their families. Co-sponsored by the Urological Center PA, Washington County Health System Inc. and the American Cancer Society. Call 301-733-0022.

TOPS Md. 449

Wednesday, Dec. 19, weigh-in at 9 a.m., program at 9:15, Hagerstown YMCA. Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.

Bereavement support

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 8th floor conference room, 8049B. The Hope for the Journey bereavement support group offers grief recovery support for families or friends who have lost loved ones. Call 301-790-8614.

TOPS Md. 462

SMITHSBURG -Thursday, Dec. 20, weigh-in at 5:15, meeting at 5:45 p.m., Smithsburg Branch Library, 66 W. Water St. Call Dale Higgins, 301-416-0518, or Ola McPherson, 301-824-7650.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Thursday, Dec. 20, 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

Alzheimer's support

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way. Light refreshments will be served. Caregiving is available with advance notice. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.

TOPS Md. 308

Friday, Dec. 21, weigh-in at 4:45, meeting at 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Visitors are welcome. Call June, 301-582-4821; Marie, 301-824-3245; or Virginia, 301-733-1296.

Breast-feeding support

Friday, Dec. 21, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. Washington County Hospital offers a free support group for pregnant women who are planning to breast-feed and mothers who are breast-feeding. Call 301-790-8530.

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