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ACOA/CODA - 12-step program for Adult Children of Alcoholics and other Codependents from dysfunctional families. Meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the YWCA, 23 W. Chestnut St., Hanover. Call 717-637-2125.
Adult Grief & Loss Support Group - Six-week program offered three times per year. For more info, call 334-2012.
Afternoon Widow to Widow Support Group - Last Tuesday of each month at 3:00pm Lutheran Home Care & Hospice 260 W. High St. Gettysburg. 717-337-4465
Al-Anon Family Group - Mondays, 8 p.m., Hanover Church of the Brethren; Wednesdays, 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., Grace UMC, Hanover; Fridays, 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, Abbottstown. For info call 717-965-2991.
Alcoholics Anonymous Helpline - Call to make an AA contact or for local meeting schedules. 1-800-296-9289. Visit our local District 35 Website at: d35pa-aa.org.
Alzheimer’s Support Group - Meets the first Friday of the month from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Heritage Lounge (Main Health Care Center Building) at Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community at Cross Keys/New Oxford. Call 717-624-5389 for info.
Alzheimer’s Support Group - Meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Village at Sprenkle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1801 Folkemer Circle in York. Open to the public and affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association. For info, Marie at 717.764.9994.
Alzheimer’s Support Group - Meets the third Thursday of each month at Senior Commons at Powder Mill, 1775 Powder Mill Road, York. For info call Denise, 717-741-0961.
Alzheimer’s Support Group - Meets the first Thursday of every month from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village in the Fellowship Room at 1075 Old Harrisburg Road in Gettysburg. For more info contact Heather Redding at 717.334.6204.
Autism Support Group - Hanover area meets at the Hanover Chapter of the Red Cross. Call 717-487-7878 for details.
A.W.A.K.E. Support Group - For those with sleep apnea, their families and friends. Meets every other month at the Hanover Hospital. For dates and time, call 633-2229.
Bereaved Programs - Call the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss at 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610 for a list of programs.
Bereavement Class - 8-session class. Scheduled as needed. For info, call York Cancer Center, 741-8100.
Bereavement Support Group - First Tuesday of the month. Gentiva Hospice, 4660 Trindle Rd., St. 204, Camp Hill. 6-7 p.m. For info/registration, 717-612-1200.
Bereavement Ministry -The Bridge, meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. Gettysburg Baptist Church, 95 Fairview Road, Gettysburg. Call 337-1160 for info.
Bipolar Support Group - Meets the 2nd Thursday of month on the 3rd floor of the Adams County Library, corner of Baltimore and High Sts. from 6:30-8 p.m.
Blue Star Mothers - Meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month to support our children who are serving or have served in the military at the VFW, 19 S. McKinley Avenue in Hanover. For info call Laurie, 451-3934 or email@example.com.
Body and Soul Weight Loss Support Group - Meeting every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., in fellowship hall at Grace United Church of Christ, 100 Fourth Street, Hanover. For information call 717-632-1146.
Breastfeeding Class - Free Breastfeeding Class available the first Thursday of the month at 1pm at Gettysburg SCCAP building. A free Spanish class is also available. Please call 334-7634 ext. 132 for more information.
Brunch Bunch Widow to Widow Support Group - Last Thursday of each month at 10:00am Lutheran Home Care & Hospice 260 W. High St. Gettysburg. 717-337-4465.
Cancer Care Association - York Cancer Center. For people coping with chronic cancer. Meets third Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. Suite 94 at the Apple Hill Medical Center, 25 Monument Rd., York. For info, 741-8100.
Cancer Support Group - Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. West York Church of the Brethren, 5101 Darlington Road, York. Call 792-9260 or Cindy Heist, 792-2449.
Cardiac Support Group - Meets at Hanover Hospital. For info or to register call the Case Management Department at 633-2123.
Caregiver Support Group - Meets 4th Monday of every month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Gettysburg Hospital’s Community Room A. 717-337-3483 or 717-338-2009.
Celebrate Recovery - Experience freedom from hurts,hangups and addictions. Meets every Monday night from 7 until 9 at Foursquare church in Gettysburg. Contact Mark or Jenny Punchard at 717-309-6066 or 717-398-6725.
Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Support Group - Thursday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m. Freedom Valley Church, 3185 York Road, Gettysburg. Call 717-624-3411 or visit celebraterecovery.com.
Celiac Disease Support Group - Informal support group for those living with gluten-free diet. Gettysburg Hospital Community Room. Call 717-642-6053 or 717-337-1557.Children’s Aid Society Parent Support Groups - Thursday, 12:30 - 2:30pm at The Lehman Center, 400 W. Market St., York. Thursday, 6 - 8pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 126 W. Main Street, Dallastown FREE to all parents and caregivers. FREE child care for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. FREE snacks for adults and children. If interested, and attending for the first time, please call The Lehman Center at 717.845.5771 ext. 105.
CoDa (Co-Dependents Anonymous) - Meets every Tuesday at 7 pm at the Fairfield Mennonite Church, 201 W. Main St, Fairfield. For all forms of addiction but primarily focuses on developing healthier relationships. For info call 717-642-8936.
CoDependents Anonymous - (CoDA) Twelve-Step Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from codependence and the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. 6 p.m., Mondays, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 4200 Londonderry Rd., Harrisburg, men & women; 9 a.m., Saturdays, Community UMC, 16th & Bridge St., New Cumberland, men only. For info, call 865-6104.
Common Ground: Men's Support Group Last Saturday of each month at 9:00am Lutheran Home Care & Hospice 260 W. High St. Gettysburg. 717-337-4465.
Compassionate Friends - York Chapter meets 2nd Monday of each month 7-9 at Zion United Methodist Church, 1030 Carlisle Road, York. A support group for bereaved parents. Call 717-292-6046 for info. Gettysburg Chapter meets on the 4th Monday of each month from 7-9 at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 60 East High Street, Gettysburg. Call 717-642-9897 for info. Camp Hill Chapter meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-9 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3435 Trindle Road, Camp Hill. Call 717-731-0379 for info.
Coping With the Loss of a Companion or Spouse: Tuesday, July 2, 2:00-3:30 p.m., presented by Hospice & Community Care’s Pathways Center for Grief & Loss, at the WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital (Community Room), Apple Hill Health Campus, 55 Monument Road. Call the Pathways Center at (717) 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610.
Courage Club - Meets 1st Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Hanover Hospital. Free monthly gathering and discussion group dedicated to the exploration, encouragement and support of a tobacco-free life. No registration or membership required. For further information, call 717-633-8894.
Cumberland Valley Stroke Club - Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Rehab dining room on the fourth floor of the Chambersburg Hospital. Call for info, 267-7901.
Dementia Care Caregiver Support Group - Meets the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Adult Day Services building at Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community at Cross Keys/New Oxford, Village Drive Campus entrance. Call 717-624-5500 for info. (Formerly known as "Compassionate Friends.)
Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Group - A mutual-help support group for persons with depression or bipolar disorder meets in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Sponsored by the DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance), the group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. There is no charge to attend. For more information and location, call: Paul at 301-447-2207.
Depression Recovery Program - Gettysburg Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1495 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg. Call 334-4947.
Depression Support Group - Meets Tuesdays at the Hanover Hospital Chapel at 7 p.m. For info call 646-6905. No registration required.
Diabetes Support Group - Meets second Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Charles Way, York. For info, 851-5347.
Diabetes Support Group (Spanish) - Meets third Tuesday of every other month at the York Spanish American Center. For info, 846-9434.
DivorceCare Support Group - Meets Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at Cross Keys Fellowship Church, Berlin Road, New Oxford. For info, 717-479-1604.
DivorceCare Support Group - Meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Hanover First Church of God. For info call 637-1100.
DivorceCare Recovery Seminar and Support Group - Meets Mondays at Shrewsbury Assembly of God, 234 North Main St., Shrewsbury. For info call 717-235-9300.
Divorce or Separation Support Group - Fishing Creek Salem UMC, 402 Valley Road, Etters. To find out when the next class begins, please contact Laurie Murry, Director of Outreach & Nurture Ministries at (717) 938-1928 (ext. 241).
Easy Breathers Club - Meets at the Hillside Medical Center, 250 Fame Ave., Hanover. Room 209. For those with lung disease and their families. For info please call 633-2159.
Epilepsy Support Group - Meets at WellSpan Neurology Conference Room, 290 St. Charles Way, York. For info, 717-851-4585.
Friends & Family of the Mentally Ill - Support group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Hanover. For info call 717-632-0435.
Gastric Bypass Support Group - Meets at the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore St. 3rd Thursday of the month. 6:30 p.m. Call 717-812-7775.
Gastric Bypass Support Group - Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the York County School of Technology, 2179 S. Queen St., York. Daytime group also meets the third Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Apple Hill Medical Center, Suite 188. Team motivation support group meets third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Clinical Weight Loss Program, 2339 S. George St., lower level.
Gettysburg Area Ostomy Support Group - Meets four times a year on the third Sunday of the months of March, May, September, and November at 2 p.m. at Gettysburg Hospital lower meeting room. Contact Diane Bartholomew at 717 632-0734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater York County Chapter of Mended Hearts - Meets the third Monday of every month except for December at 6:00 p.m. at Apple Hill Medical Center, Suite 188. For more information contact Jane Girton at 755-5694. It is best to check meeting location as sometimes we take "field trips" for specific programs at one of the hospitals.
Grief Support Group - AseraCare Hospice offers support group for those experiencing the loss of a loved one. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. AseraCare Library, 44 Bowman Road, York. For info call Debe Snyder, 717-845-8599 or 1-888-273-093.
Grown Up Grief: A Drop in Support Group - First Thursday evening of the month 6:30pm - 8:00pm Lutheran Home Care & Hospice 260 W. High St. Gettysburg. 717-337-4465
Guiding Hearts with Hope - For family and friends in recovery affected with the disease of substance abuse and addiction. Meets 2nd and fourth Thursday from 6:45 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Joseph's Church, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover, Room No. 1 at the parish center. For info call 717-968-3083 or email@example.com.
Hampstead Mom's Club - For stay-at-home Mom's in the Hampstead and surrounding areas. We offer Play dates, Park days, Holiday parties, Mom's night out, Kid's day out, Walking club, Book club and much more! Monthly meeting in North Carroll Library. Visit www.hampsteadmoms.com for more info.
Hanover Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup - Help and meeting information line, 717-633-2661.Website, www.hanoverintergroup.org.
Hanover Area Breast Cancer Support Group - Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at LifeChanges Boutique, 400 York St., Hanover. Call (717)633-1111.
Hanover Hospital Ostomy Support Group - 4th Wednesday. 4:30-5:30. Conference room C. Questions- call 717-646-7007.
Hanover Mothers’ Center - Holds weekly playgroups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.-12 noon. For info on joining email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy Hearts Support Group - Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Gettysburg Hospital Community Room. Register at 717-337-4164.
Hearing Loss Association - Of Capital Region meets the 4th Monday of the month Sept. to June. For info, call 534-0820 or 777-0030.
Hearing Loss Association - Adams/York Chapter meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. in Nicarry Meetinghouse at Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community at Cross Keys/New Oxford, Village Drive campus entrance. Call Neil Bauman, 717-993-8555, or you can email email@example.com for info.
Injured & Disabled Persons Resource & Support Group - Meets third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Gettysburg Hospital Community Room. For info, 717-337-3111.
Life & Breath Club - York Hospital Pulmonary Services & The American Lung Association. Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Apple Hill Medical Center, 25 Monument Rd., York. Info, 845-5864.
Look Good Feel Better - Classes the thrid Monday of month from 1-2:30 p.m. at LifeChanges Boutique, 400 York St., Hanover. Free. For info or to register call Ashlee Hoke, 717-633-1111.
Lyme Disease Support Group - Meets the 1st Sunday of the month 1-4 p.m. Gettysburg Hospital Community Room. Call Vicki Karam Smith, 717-334-6806 or Lovette Mott, 717-334-6339.
Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group - Meets fourth Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. in Suite 193 at the Apple Hill Medical Center, 25 Monument Rd., York. For info, 741-8100.
Men Supporting Women with Breast Cancer Group - Women and men meet together then split into separate groups for learning. Meets third Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. in Suite 193 at the Apple Hill Medical Center, 25 Monument Rd., York. For info, 741-8100.
MommyTalk - New moms welcome third Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. at WellSpan Women’s Center, 35 Monument Rd., 2nd Floor Classroom, York. For info, 717-851-4305.
Moms and Tots - For caregivers and children 3 and under. 3rd Monday of month. Friedensaal Lutheran Church, 9138 White Church Road, Seven Valleys. Call to register or for info, 428-3453.
MOPS - Support group for working moms of preschoolers meets the second Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Christ American Baptist Chirch, Menges Mill. For info, 225-1876.
Multiple Madness Mom’s Club - For moms of twins and triplets and more meets the last Tuesday of every month at the Redeemer’s UCC, 107 E. King St., Littlestown. Call 717-334-8343 or visit www.geocities.com/multiplemadnessmomscluNAMI - Connection support groups, which are specifically for those who are coping with a mental illness, are held at several locations throughout the week. For info call the NAMI York office at 717-848-3784 or visit their website at www.namiyork.org.
NAMI - Hanover affiliate meets from 7-9 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 129 Charles St., Hanover. For info call Doris, 717-632-0435. Also at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 E. Main St., New Freedom. For info call Paty, 717-227-0211 or Susan, 717-309-1354.
NAMI -is offering a free Family-to-Family education program for families who have loved ones with serious mental illness. This 12-week course will be held every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Luther Memorial Church, York, March 7 thru May 23. Pre-registration is required. Call the NAMI office at 717-848-3784 for more information or to register for the course.
Nar-Anon Family Group - Families Living With Addiction - Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm., Freedom Valley Worship Center; 3185 York Road, Gettysburg - Room 103 For more info: 717-965-5934 or www.nar-anon.org.
Nar-Anon/Nar-A-Teen - Hope and support for families and friends of loved ones who abuse drugs. Thursdays 7:30-9 p.m. Hanover Church of God (rear entrance), 600 Fairview Dr., Hanover. Info, 800-477-6291 or www.nar-anon.org.
Narcotics Anonymous - Meetings at St. Joseph's Comm. Bldg., Bonneauville; Hanover Valley Church, Hanover; First Lutheran Church, New Oxford; Trinity UCC Annex Bldg., Hanover; St. James Lutheran Church, Gettysburg; Life Discovery Church, McSherrystown; Emmanual UCC, Abbottstown; Hanover Council of Churches, Hanover. For times and days call HELPLINE: 717-642-3733(FREE) or 1-800-445-3889. Non-smoking and open.
New Oxford Alcoholics Anonymous - Meets Wednesday nights at 7:15PM in the St. Pauls United Church of Christ located at 20 South Peter Street in New Oxford. You can email the New Oxford Group with questions at TheNewOxfordGrp@aol.com.
Overcoming Powerlessness - Support group enabling women to break the patterns that maintain abusive behavior. For info, call Bonnie Wilt, 927-6873 or Lisa Calkins, 840-0707 or visit www.overcomingpowerlessness.com
Overeaters Anonymous - Support group meets Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. York Memorial Hospital, 325 S. Belmont St., Ortenzio Suite, York. Contact, 717-767-1135.
Parents of Military Children Support Group - Meets Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. at the YMCA, 500 George St., Hanover. Everyone welcome. For info call Carol Keller, 717-624-7351.
Parent Support Group - Meetings in New Oxford at Children's Aid Society meets bi-weekly-Call (717)624-4461 for more information.
Peer Support for Children - 6:30-7:30 P.M. 6 week support group for children, ages 4-18 grieving a loss or life altering change in their families. St Paul's Lutheran Church, 127 York St., Hanover 6:30. No cost. Call 717 637-5941 to register.
Pleasant Valley Playgroup - Meets Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon at St. Matthew’s UCC, 1427 Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster. Open to families with children ages infant to 5 years. No fees or dues. For info, 410-848-5163.
Post-Polio Support Group - Contact Person: Deborah, 717-259-9594.
Recovery Group - Meets at South Carroll Senior and Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg, MD. First and third Mondays at 6:30p.m. Open to those in recovery or those living with others who are. For info call 443-340-8677 or 410-802-6426.
Restoring Life Support Group - Weekly on Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. The Courage House, 6945 York Road, Suite 2, Abbottstown. Info, 717-624-0177.
SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing people) - Meets at 2 p.m. at Nicarry Meetinghouse, The Brethren Home Community, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford. Call 717-993-8555 or 717-632-5738. No meetings July, Nov. & Dec
Smoking Cessation Support Group - Meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Gettysburg Hospital Community Room. For info, 338-3259.
SOS Support Group - Survivors of Suicide group meets the third Monday of the month at St. Marks Church, 129 Charles St., Hanover from 7-8:30 p.m. Anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one to suicide is welcome. No meeting during June, July or August. For info, call 476-3586.
Stroke Support Group - Meets the first Tuesday of the month (No meetings in Jan. or Feb.) 12-1 p.m. Gettysburg Hospital Community Room. Call Amy Myers or Anna McIntire, 337-4143.
Struggling with Drugs/Alcohol Addiction - Recovery/support group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Harvest Chapel, 6947 York Rd., Abbottstown. Call 717-887-6911 for info.
Survivors Suicide Support Group - For family members or friends who have lost a loved one thru suicide. Meets the second Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at WellSpan Behavioral Health, 1101 S. Edgar St., Suite A, York. For info, 851-1529.
Surviving Breast Cancer Support Group - Meets third Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. Suite 193 at the Apple Hill Medical Center, 25 Monument Rd., York. For info, 741-8100.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) - Glen Rock 1561 Chapter meets Tuesdays, 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Potosi UMC, 10730 Mt. Zion Road, Glen Rock, PA. Call Annette, 717-226-3917.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) - MD#0337, Hampstead meets Mondays at Greenmount United Methodist Church, 2001Hanover Pike, Hampstead, MD. Weigh-in 6:30 to 7:10 with meeting/program 7:15 to 8PM. Call Bonnie 410-596-0624.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) - PA #0210 meets every Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 127 York St., rear entrance. 5:30-7 p.m. For information call Gina, 717-633-6122.
Tourette Syndrome Support Group - For children and adults with Tourette Syndrome and their families. Meets the third Saturday of every month at the Gettysburg Hospital Community Room A, 2-4 p.m. Call 334-4895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Toward Peace - Grief support group meets Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Calvary Assembly of God Education Building, 95 Pumping Station Rd., Hanover. Free & open to the public. Info, 717-873-5439 or 717-637-9706.
Transplant Support Group (York Area) - Meets fourth Monday of the month from 7-9 p.m. Suite 193 at the Apple Hill Medical Center, 25 Monument Rd., York. For info, 764-2320.
Vegetarian Resource Group - Gettysburg area. For info, 717-624-6364.
Vision Impaired Caregiver Support Group - Meets 4th Monday of the month. 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Gettysburg Hospital’s Community Room A. Call 717-337-3483 or 717-338-2009.
Walking Through Grief - Lutheran Home Care & Hospice is offering a walking group for those who have experienced a significant loss and are looking for a way to share support through walking and talking. No registration is required but please call 717-337-4465 to include your name to the interest list. This group will meet Mondays through July 29th at 9:00am at the Gettysburg Rec Park (S. Howard Ave. parking lot)
WDOMD Group - For women over age 18 who have depression and/or any other mood disorder. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of month at Emanuel Methodist Church, 40 Main St., Loganville. For info call Mickie, 747-8924 or email@example.com.
Zipper Club - American Heart Association and the York Hospital Heart Center. Meets third Monday, every other month, at 7 p.m. at Country Meadows, Leader Heights Rd., York. Patients and families of pre- and post- open heart surgery as well as stent patients. For info, 717-843-7541 or 717-428-3156.
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