Support groups for the week of Feb. 7

February 04, 2011

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 0077
Today, weigh-in 7:15 to 9:15 a.m., meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call 240-239-0486.

Today, 7 to 8:30 p.m. House at 33 E. Church St., Frederick, Md., next to Evangelical Lutheran Church. Anonymous self-help program for friends and families whose lives have been affected by someone with a gambling problem. Call 240-409-2395.

Second Wind
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m. Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown. Group is dedicated to improving the lives of people with chronic lung conditions or breathing difficulties, through education, fellowship and activities. John Frye of the Western Maryland room of the Washington County Free Library will discuss the history of Washington County. Call Howard Guessford at 301-582-0988 or Jodi Ramsey at 301-791-6360.

TOPS Md. 0446
Wednesday, Feb. 9, weigh-in at 8:45 a.m., meeting 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Call 301-797-2547.

Diabetes support
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m. Potomac Towers first-floor community room, 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown. The Washington County Commission on Aging will present a program about Medicare benefits for diabetes. Open to the community. Call Lisa McCoy at 240-313-3360.

Concerned Persons
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m., Meritus Behavioral Health Services, 11116 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown. Use orange entrance. For those who care about someone who suffers from addiction. Call 301-766-7600.

Codependents Anonymous
Thursday, Feb. 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Call 301-293-2243 or go to

Loss of a spouse/partner
Thursday, Feb. 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown. To register, call 301-791-6360.

Caregiver Connection
Saturday, Feb. 12, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Support, networking and discussion, for past or present caregivers and for persons anticipating serving in the role. Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown. To register, call 301-791-6360.

Celebrate Recovery
Friday, Feb. 11, 7 to 9 p.m., Zion United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program. Call 301-393-4377.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Washington County area. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call 301-733-1109.

A group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. Call 301-663-6626.

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