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Support groups

May 12, 2008

Bereavement support

The group for spouses is accepting new members. The group meets weekly at Rest Haven Funeral Home. Call 301-733-3575.

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.

Adoption support

For adoptive parents and their children. Sponsored by Families Plus and Adoptive Family and Friends. For times and locations, call Mary McGuire, 301-662-6239.

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.

Breast cancer

Today. Sponsored by Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley. For time and locatioin, call 301-791-5843.

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Stroke

Today. For stroke survivors and their families. Sponsored by Total Rehab Care and the American Heart Association. For time and location, call 301-714-4025.

TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, May 13, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11. Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Call Pat Saunders at 301-791-4909, or Janet Truax at 301-223-7960.

Second Wind

Tuesday, May 13. For people with breathing difficulties and respiratory diseases. For time and location, call 301-790-8195.

Ovarian cancer

Tuesday, May 13. For women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. For time and location, call 301-665-4657.

Diabetes

Wednesday, May 14, 1:30 p.m., Walnut Towers, 8th floor community room, Hagerstown. Dr. Lisa Price from Scotland Podiatric will discuss diabetic foot care. Call 240-313-3300.

Support for loved ones of addicts

Wednesday, May 14, 6 to 7 p.m., Behavioral Health Service at HW Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. For the loved ones of people with an addiction or substance abuse problem. Call 301-766-7600.

Alzheimer's support

Thursday, May 15, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served and caregiving is available with advance notice. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, May 16, 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.

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