Support groups

September 29, 2008

Grandparents as Caregivers

Tuesdays, Oct. 14, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28; Wednesdays, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19; and Tuesday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, 140 W. Franklin St., fourth floor, Hagerstown. Sponsored by the Washington County Commission on Aging. For registration information, call Ruth Brown, 301-790-0275, ext. 205, or Linda Crone, ext. 210.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous, a fellowship of individuals recovering from compulsive overeating, meets weekly at various locations around Washington and Frederick counties.

o Sundays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Christ Reformed Church, 12 S. Church St., Middletown.

o Mondays, 9:45 to 11 a.m., Wesley Chapel UMC, 3515 Urbana Pike, Urbana, Md. child-friendly meeting.

o Mondays, 7 to 8 p.m., St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James.

o Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Walnut Street Community Health Center conference room, 24 N. Walnut St., Hagerstown.

o Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 5609 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, Md.


o Thursdays, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church room 109, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick.

o Fridays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Center for Integrative Health, second-floor conference room, 340 Park Ave., Frederick.

o Saturdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, room 109, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick.

o Saturdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Westminster Recovery Center, 126 E. Main St., Westminster, Md.

Call ahead to verify time and location. Call 301-698-1359 or go to

Alcoholics Anonymous

Washington County area. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, go to or call 301-733-1109. Press '0,' or follow the prompts for meeting times and locations.

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. There are no fees. Call 301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area.

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.

TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT -Tuesday, Sept. 30, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Visitors are welcome. Call Pat at 301-791-4909, Lisa at 304-274-2660, or Nancy at 304-274-2870.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Oct. 2, 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

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