Support groups

September 15, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous

For times and locations, go to or call 301-733-1109.

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.

Alzheimer's support

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

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. Visitors are welcome. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.



Wednesday, Sept. 17, noon, Bob Evans, 1721 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The group meets for a luncheon. Call Elinor Smith, 301-797-7415.

Alzheimer's family and caregivers

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served. Caregiving is available with advance notice. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.

Alzheimer's spouses

Thursday, Sept. 18, 1 to 2 p.m. For location, call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Sept. 18, 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.

Turning Points

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Sunday, Sept. 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Lutheran Home Care Services, 1/2 mile south of Chambersburg Mall on Pa. 997. The group is for anyone who has experienced a loss and wants to learn more about the grieving process. Free. Call Kim McCurdy, 717-217-3527, or 800-840-9081.

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