Support groups: Week of Sept. 2

August 30, 2013

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Md. 0077

Monday, Sept. 2, 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.


Monday, Sept. 2, 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

Monday, Sept. 2, 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.


Food Addicts Anonymous

Monday, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. 723 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. Meets every Monday. Call 717-387-5482.

Grandparent/relative as caregiver

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to noon. Washington County Commission on Aging, 140 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. For grandparents and/or relatives who are the main caregivers of a child of a relative. RSVP to 301-790-0275, ext. 205.

Alzheimer’s caregivers

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 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, Sept. 4, 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.


Thursday, Sept. 5, 11:45 a.m. Western Sizzlin restaurant, 17567 York Road, Hagerstown. Neurologist Samina Anwar will discuss current medications and treatments. Call Art Guyer at 240-625-2722 or email

Morgan County Diabetes Education and Support

Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m., War Memorial Hospital, 1 Healthy Way, Education Room B, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Dietitian Stacy Dugan will discuss healthy weight loss and management. Free; open to the public. Call Ann Williams at 304-258-6519.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Sept. 5, 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 information, call Claudia at 301-293-2243 or go to

TOPS 0308

Friday, Sept. 6, 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, Sept. 6, 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

Hearing Loss Association of America

Frederick Chapter. Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. Manor House, Edenton Retirement Community, 5800 Genesis Lane, Frederick, Md. Speaker will be Dr. Howard Francis of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center cochlear implant team. Group meets first Saturday of each month, for the hard of hearing, and their families and friends. Meetings are CART reported.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


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 Pure Grace 101 is an abortion recovery ministry of the nonprofit Pregnancy Ministries Inc.

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