These groups meet regularly.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City, 3100 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-2288.
Bereaved Parents, USA — Third Wednesday, 8 p.m. For parents and siblings who have lost a child or sibling of any age. First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. 410-321-7053.
Breast Cancer Support Group — Third Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G050, Columbia. Registration requested. 410-740-5858.
Caregiver's support group — Third Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Medical Pavilion at Howard County, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite G010, Columbia. 410-740-5858.
Central Maryland Womenheart — Third Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. Nonprofit organization for women with heart disease. The Wellness Center, Medical Pavilion, 10720 Charter Drive, Columbia. Marilyn Gobbett, 443-854-8333.
Chronic pain — Third Monday, 1-2:30 p.m. For anyone with chronic pain, and their family and friends. Participants are invited to bring pillows, mats and ice or hot packs to be comfortable. Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia. 301-231-0008 or http://www.pain-connection.org.
Family Support Group — Third Friday, 7 p.m. For family and friends of adults with mental illness. Celebration Church, Music Room, 6080 Foreland Garth, Columbia. 410-772-9300 or http://www.namimd.org.
HIV Support Group for Women — Third Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Howard County Health Department, 7180 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. 410-313-6267.
Howard County Autism Society — Third Thursday, 7 p.m. Howard County Autism Society Resource Center, 10280 Old Columbia Road, Suite 215, Columbia. 410-290-3466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Howard County Parkinson's Disease Education and Support Group — Third Monday, 7 p.m. 8180 Lark Brown Road, Elkridge. 410-955-8795.
La Leche League of Columbia — Third Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. http://www.lllofmd-de-dc.org/columbia.html.
Living with Cancer Group — Third Tuesday, 7:30–9 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, basement of the church under the narthex, 10755 Scaggsville Road, Laurel. 410-792-0470, Ext. 214.
Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Education and Support Program — Third Thursdays, 7 p.m. This is a forum for men to learn about the diagnosis and treatment, and quality of life issues that arise from the disease from specialists in the field; and receive peer support from others who have been through the experience of prostate cancer. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center in the Medical Pavilion, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia. 1-800-227-2345.
The Moms Club of Elkridge — Third Wednesday, 9:45 a.m. Support/social group for moms. Kids are welcome to attend. Elkridge Baptist Church Hall, 5929 Setter Drive, Elkridge. http://www.momsclubofelkridge.org or email@example.com.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) — Third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Support group for parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.
Teens Together — Third Tuesday, 6 p.m. A support group that connects teens in the county who have a family member or close friend with a diagnosis of cancer. Adult facilitators provide support and encouragement to group members. Registration requested. 410-740-5858.
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Groups must be open to the public; priority will be given to those that meet in Howard County. Send information to: Support groups, Patuxent Publishing Co., 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; fax to 410-332-6495; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times