Support groups

September 01, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous

For times and locations, go to or call 301-733-1109; follow prompts for meeting times and locations or press 0.

Al-Anon/Alateen family groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., areas. This is a group for anyone affected by the drinking of a loved one. Call 301-663-6626.

Grandparents as Caregivers

Tuesday, Sept. 2, Washington County Commission on Aging, 140 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The topic will be mediation conflict resolution with Erica Bridgefort. The group also will sponsor a six-week Love and Logic parent training program with Yolanda DeFabio of the Washington County Diversion Program. To register for the group, call Ruth Brown, 301-790-0275, ext. 205.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. Call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725. The group's mission is to educate and inform residents of Washington County about mental illness and to support people with mental illness and their families and caregivers.


Alzheimer's family and caregiver support

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Somerford Place, 10014 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served and caregiving will be available. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221, ext. 213. A spouses-only group also is forming. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Sept. 4, 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 family support

CROSS KEYS, Pa. - Friday, Sept. 5, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Cross Keys Village's Heritage Lounge. The topic will be "Addressing possible dietary concerns with dementia." Sponsored by the South Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Call Paulette Soergel, 717-624-5389.

Celebrate Recovery

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Friday, Sept. 5, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Otterbein Church Youth Center pavilion, 900 S. Potomac St. The group's annual picnic will be held. Bring a covered dish to share. Free childcare is provided after the meal. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered ministry to help people receive freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits using the 8 Principles and 12 Steps. Registration required by Thursday, Sept. 4. Call 717-762-7147, or go to or

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