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Support groups

October 13, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous



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

Al-Alon/Alateen family groups



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

Bereavement support



Rest Haven Funeral Home's bereavement support group will start accepting new members this fall. Separate groups meet weekly for spouses or for parents who have lost a child of any age. Free. Call 301-733-3575.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77



Today, 7:30 a.m. weigh-in, 8:30 exercise, 9:30 meeting, First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. There is a program every week. Call Donna at 301-223-8143.

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Adoption support



Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6 to 8 p.m., Haven Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Free and open to anyone interested in adoption. Light refreshments and free childcare are available. Call 877-342-5667, option 4, or e-mail caceresk@diakon.org.

Amyloidosis



Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m., Bob Evans, 1721 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The group meets for a luncheon. Call Elinor Smith, 301-797-7415.

TOPS Md. 446



Wednesday, Oct. 15, weigh-in at 8:45 a.m., meeting at 9:30, Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. Visitors are welcome. Call Tom, 301-797-2547, or Judy Harshman, 301-739-9279.

Alzheimer's spouses



Thursday, Oct. 16, 1 to 2 p.m. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221.

Alzheimer's family and caregivers



Thursday, Oct. 16, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way. Caregiving is available with advance notice. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.

Co-Dependents Anonymous



Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m, Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. For men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Call Claudia at 301-293-2243.

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