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Support groups

April 21, 2008

Alzheimer's suppport

A spouses-only group is forming. The meetings will be at Somerford Place in Hagerstown. Contact Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221, for dates and times.

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 301-223-8143.

Spinal cord injury

Today. The group is for individuals who have experienced a spinal cord injury and are adjusting to their disabilities. Education and peer support is provided. For time and location, call 301-714-4070.

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Families and caregivers of special needs children

Tuesday, April 22, 10 a.m. to noon, The Family Network, suite 209 of 33 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call Nicole, 240-313-2089, or e-mail nritchey@mdcoalition.org.

TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, April 22, weigh-in at 10:15, meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Visitors are always welcome. Call Pat Saunders, 301-791-4909, or Janet Truax, 301-223-7960, or visitwww.tops.org.

TOPS Md. 459

BOONSBORO - Tuesday, April 22, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. Call Lauren, 301-465-0028, or Audrey, 301-432-4617.

Alzheimer's support

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, April 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Homewood at Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave. Caregiving is available during the group. Call Pastor Reg Rice, 301-582-1750, ext. 297.

Divorce recovery

FREDERICK, Md. -Wednesdays, April 23 through May 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St. Attendees must register in advance. Call 301-694-9002. Free.

Substance abuse

Wednesday, April 23, 6 to 7 p.m., Washington County Hospital's offices in the HW Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. This group offers support for loved ones of individuals with an addiction or substance abuse problem and is led by a licensed therapist. Call 301-766-7600.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, April 24, 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.

Breast-feeding support

Friday, April 25. This group is for pregnant women who plan to breast-feed and for mothers who are breast-feeding. For time and location, call 301-790-8530.

Celebrate Recovery

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Friday, April 25, 7 to 9 p.m., Otterbein Church Youth Center, 900 S. Potomac St. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered ministry to help people receive freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits. Followed by fellowship and refreshments from 9 to 10 p.m. Free childcare provided. Registration required by Thursday, April 24. Call 717-762-7147, or go to www.otterbeinchurch.org or www.celebraterecovery.com.

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