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Support groups: Aug. 5

August 04, 2013

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Md. 0077
Today, weigh in 7:15 to 9:15 a.m., meeting 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292.

Gam-anon
Today, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 33 E. Church St., Frederick, Md. Use side entrance. An anonymous self-help program for friends and family whose lives have been affected by someone with a gambling problem. Call 240-409-2395.

Overeaters Anonymous
Today, 7 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown. A 12-step program for men and women who desire to stop eating compulsively. Group meets every Monday. Call 240-347-4685.

Alzheimer’s caregivers
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 5:30 p.m. Somerford House, 10114 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Group meets first Tuesday each month. Respite care available with advance notice. RSVP to Sheri Evans at 301-791-9221.

Concerned Persons Group
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m., Meritus Behavioral Health Services, 11116 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown. Use Robinwood Orange entrance. Free group for those who care about someone who suffers from mental illness. Call 301-766-7600.

Codependents Anonymous
Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Twelve-step meeting for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. For more, call Claudia at 301-293-2243 or go to www.coda.org.

Living Well chronic disease self-management
Friday, Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Western Maryland Hospital senior center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Six-week workshop for people with chronic disease to learn to manage symptoms and improve their lives. For information call Lisa McCoy at 240-313-3304. To register call Meritus Medical Center at 301-790-8907.

TOPS 0308
Friday, Aug. 9, 5 p.m. weigh-in, 6 p.m. meeting. Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. Call Virginia at 301-733-1296 or Marie at 301-824-3245.

Celebrate Recovery
Friday, Aug. 9, 7 to 9 p.m. Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. A Christ-centered recovery program based on the 12 steps and eight recovery principles of the Beatitudes. Call 301-393-4377 or go to www.celebraterecoveryhagerstown.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous
If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call 301-733-1109, and dial 0.

Al-Anon/Alateen
A group for anyone affected by a family member’s or friend’s drinking. Call 240-285-9831.

Abortion recovery
Call Ruth at 717-372-2845 or visit puregrace101.org. Pure Grace 101 is an abortion recovery ministry of the nonprofit Pregnancy Ministries, Inc.

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