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Support groups

June 30, 2008

Leukemia and lymphoma

John R. Marsh Cancer Center, in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, sponsors a support group for patients and families affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, myelodysplastic syndromes or myeloma. For times and location, all 301-665-4650.

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.

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Alzheimer's family and caregivers

Tuesday, July 1, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Somerford Place-Memory Care, 10014 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served and caregiving will be available with advance notice. A spouses-only support group will also be forming. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221, ext. 213.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Tuesday, July 1, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of N. 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 Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725.

Bereavement support

Wednesday, July 2. The Hope for the Journey bereavement support group offers grief recovery support for families or friends who have lost loved ones at Washington County Hospital. Call 301-790-8614.

Support for loved ones of addicts

Wednesday, July 2, 6 to 7 p.m., H.W. Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. This group offers support for the loved ones of individuals with an addiction or substance abuse problem. Call 301-766-7600.

Labor of Love

Wednesday, July 2, This group is for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Call 301-739-3863.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, July 3, 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 www.coda.org.

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