SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings — No dues or fees. For times and locations, call 301-662-0544.

Alzheimer’s Support Groups:

— 2 p.m., meets first Tuesday of the month at Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick. 301-696-0315, ext. 113.

Cancer Support Group — 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Friday, Monocacy Valley Church, 9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville. For those surviving or battling this disease, an opportunity for fellowship with others on a regular basis. Family members welcome. Details at 301-865-9100 or www.mvcnow.org.

Celebrate Recovery — 7 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Community Church, 5102 Old National Pike, Frederick. Participate in group fellowship where love and hope combine with God’s purpose to mend our lives. Free. 301-473-4337.

Celebrate Recovery — 7 p.m. Mondays, Church of the Redeemer-Frederick Campus, 5606 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. 240-238-1507.

Celebrate Recovery — 7 p.m. Mondays, Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville. Fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in life through the Eight Recovery Principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 steps. 301-834-7755, ext. 104.

Compassionate Friends Support Group — 7 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Peer support for anyone who has experienced the death of a child of any age from any cause. Grandparents and siblings are also welcome. 301-305-6378 or www.tcffrederickmd.com.

Chronic Disease Support Group — 10:30 a.m. first Friday of the month, Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick. For those with chronic diseases including hypertension/CHF, diabetes, COPD or asthma. 240-315-5965.

Daytime Grief Support Group — 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick. On-going support for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. Participants can share stories and express their grief. Free. dwatterson@fmh.org; 240-566-3030.

Early Stage Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss Support Group — meets the first Tuesday of the month at Brook Hill United Methodist Church, 8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick. Pre-screening is required. Call 410-561-9099, ext. 208.

Evening Grief Support Group — 5 to 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of the month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick. Ongoing support for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. Free. 240-566-3030.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous — 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, South End Baptist Church, 506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick. Many people are finding recovery in FA from obesity, undereating, bulimia, and obsession with food. There are no dues or fees. Meets weekly. Angela, 301-758-3614, or Moya, 641-680-3354. www.foodaddicts.org.

Frederick Area Ostomy Support Group — 2 to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of the month, Frederick Memorial Hospital Volunteer Conference Room, use Entrance 3, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick. Join the group if you need support or want to offer support to new ostimates. 301-663-1203.

Gamblers Anonymous — 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 9550 Liberty Road, Frederick. www.gamblersanonymous.org.

NAMI Family and Friends Support Group — 7 to 8:30 p.m., first Thursday of the month. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1415 W. Seventh St., Frederick. This relaxed group meets to support family and friends of those with mental illness. 240-379-61836 or www.namifrederick.org.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group — 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Evangelical Lutheran Church Rupp House, 35 E. Church St., Frederick. Support for adults living with mental illness. Casual, relaxed group. Ages 18 and older. 240-379-6186 or www.namifrederick.org.

Our Journey of Hope Cancer Support Groups — continues Saturdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown. Biblically-based support and ministry to those fighting cancer. One group provides support to the cancer patient; a second group is for caregivers and families. 301-371-6500 or www.zionmiddletown.org.

Overdose Ongoing Grief Support Group — 6 to 7:30 p.m. first Monday of the month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick For any adult over age 18 who has had a loved one die because of an alcohol or drug overdose. Learn coping skills and ways to memorialize loved ones who have died. 240-566-3030.

Steps to Eternity Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) Meeting — 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Christ Reformed UCC, 12 S. Church St., Middletown. 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Ages 18 and older. 240-626-5933.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group — Mental Health Association of Frederick County offers a support group for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. Led by a trained facilitator. For meeting time and location, call 301-663-0011.

The Ranch Family Support Group — 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, The Ranch, 7902 Fingerboard Road, Building F, Frederick. For individuals with family members that have loved ones involved in addiction. Free 301-874-4701 or www.ranchmd.org.

Transitions Support Group — 2 to 3:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Hospice of Frederick County, 517 Trail Ave., Frederick. For those one year out or more from death of a loved one. Second group meets 5 to 6:30 p.m. 240-566-3030 or www.hospiceoffrederick.org.

Visionaires: Low Vision Support Group — 10:30 a.m., meets the first Tuesday of the month, Homewood at Frederick Crumland Farms, 7401 Willow Road, Frederick. Special speakers, programs and education related to prevention and treatment of vision and eye conditions and disease. RSVP to 301-644-5646.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

The Commitment to a Healthier You: Obesity, Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery — 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, FMH Crestwood, 7211 Bank Court, second floor conference room, Frederick. Join FMH Bariatric Surgery Program Medical Director Dr. Stephen J. McKenna and Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator Angela Michael as they provide community education and step-by-step guidance on the journey through weight loss with bariatric surgery. Attendance is limited to 75, pre-registration required. Free. http://tinyurl.com/y5lpb9hp.

Ask the Expert: On the Fast Track with Anterior Hip Replacement — 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, FMH Crestwood, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick. Join FMH Joint Works Program Surgeon Dr. Shawn Grandia and Joint Works Program Coordinator Angela Michael as they provide community education, hands on demonstrations, and step-by-step guidance on the process of diagnosing and advances in treating arthritic joints. Q&A, light refreshments. 240-566-4370.

CBD Tinctures & Extracts for Stress Care — 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. Clean Remedies strives to improve the quality of life through natural hemp products and encourage a more natural way of health and wellness. Learn how CBD can be used to reduce stress and live a happier, healthier life. 30-663-3416 or www.commonmarket.coop.

MISCELLANY

Drug Take Back Day — 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Walkersville Volunteer Fire Co., 79 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Safely dispose your unwanted or expired medicines. Health tech professionals and Md. State Police will be on hand to assist with disposals and to provide educational materials to prevent drug abuse and addiction. 301-600-4151.

Free Dental Care Day for Veterans — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at all Aspen Dental locations. Call to schedule and appointment (required) and to find a location near you. www.aspendental.com or 844-277-3646.

Community Health and Outreach Fair — 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, El Shaddai Building, 206 E. Fourth St., Frederick. Education and resources including holistic medicine, health department services, mental health, prenatal education, dental programs and more! Free clothing, face painting, door prizes and more! 240-446-6379 or www.escfrederick.com.

Meet a Midwife — 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Considering a home birth? Learn from the professionals at Riverside Midwifery and get all of your questions answered. Free. www.fcpl.org or 301-600-7254.

Diabetes Grocery Store Tours — 6 p.m. Monday, Giant Food, 5316 New Design Road, Frederick. Join the Center for Diabetes and Nutrition for a free grocery store tour with Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators. Learn about healthy options to eat throughout the day and tips for navigating each aisle. Registration is limited, RSVP. 240-566-4370 or http://tinyurl.com/y6xusn4m.

Medical Weight Loss Program Orientation — 5 p.m. Monday, FMH Crestwood, 7211 Bank Court, Suite 240, Frederick. The FMH Center for Diabetes and Nutrition Services’ qualified healthcare team and maintenance program set us apart from other area weight loss programs. For adults ready to make the lifestyle changes needed to lose weight. Free orientation to learn about the three weight-loss options. RSVP required. Free. http://tinyurl.com/y3y7cbsj or 240-215-1472.

Together in Teal, Ending Ovarian Cancer, Frederick Walk — 7:30 to 11 a.m. June 15, Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Mayor O’Connor do the ribbon cutting. Visit www.runwalk.ovarian.org/frederick to register or more information. jsarnecki@ovarian.org.

BLOOD DRIVES

Call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org/make-donation to schedule appointments or to verify blood drive will be taking place. Call the Frederick American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, to schedule appointments for blood, double red cells and apheresis donations. Schedule subject to change.

June 4 — 2 to 7:30 p.m., Lisbon Volunteer Fire Co., 1330 Woodbine Road, Woodbine

June 13 — 2 to 7 p.m., St. Peter’s Catholic Church — Libertytown, 9200 Church St., Sappington Hall, Libertytown

June 16 — noon to 4 p.m., Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church, 8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick

June 17 — 1:30 to 6 p.m., Fire Hall, North Main Street, Smithsburg

June 18 — 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, West Virginia

To have your nonprofit health and fitness events considered for the Health & Fitness calendar, it must be submitted to the online calendar at www.fredericknewspost.com/calendar. Items for publication must be received at least 10 days prior to publication.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Engage ideas. This forum is for the exchange of ideas, insights and experiences, not personal attacks. Ad hominen criticisms are not allowed. Focus on ideas instead.
TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
No trolls. Off-topic comments and comments that bait others are not allowed.
No spamming. This is not the place to sell miracle cures.
Say it once. No repeat or repetitive posts, please.
Help us. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.