Support groups

June 23, 2008

Early stage memory loss

A young onset/early stage memory loss discussion group is forming in Hagerstown. This group is for persons with early-onset dementia and early memory loss and is targeted to families. Prescreening is required. Call Cathy Hanson at the Alzheimer's Association, 301-696-0315.

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.


Family network

Tuesday, June 24, 10 a.m. to noon, 33 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, second floor conference room. This group is for families and caregivers of children ages infant to 21 with mental illness or other special needs. Free and open to the public. Call Nicole Ritchey, 240-313-2089, or Debbie Green, 240-313-2086.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Friday, June 27, noon, Shenandoah Community Health, 99 Tavern Road. A new group is forming for the Martinsburg area. Contact Kimberly, 304-263-8088, or e-mail

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, June 26, 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 go to

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