Widows and widowers The group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at Jilly's in the Enchanted Forest Shopping Center, 10300 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City. Information: call 410-740-5858.

Parkinson's disease An education and support group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month, 8180 Lark Brown Road in Elkridge. Information: call 410-955-8795.

HIV support group for those infected with or affected by HIV. A women's group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. A group for men and women meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Meetings are at the Columbia Health Center, 7180 Columbia Gateway Drive. Information: call 410-313-6267.

Prostate-cancer support group Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Program is a forum for men to learn about diagnosis and treatment options, management, side effects and quality-of-life issues. The program provides a comfortable and confidential setting among peers to discuss and share common experiences and problems related to prostate cancer. There are occasional guest speakers. The program is held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month (excluding July and August) at the Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center in the Medical Pavilion, 10710 Charter Drive in Columbia. Information: call the American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345.

Vision-impaired support group sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Information: call Sharon Maneki at 410-715-9596.

Laurel Regional Hospital Offered free at 7300 Van Dusen Road in Laurel (301-497-7914 or 410-792-7636):

•Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Sundays

•Bipolar disorder, 6 p.m. Thursdays

Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays

•Parkinson's disease, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Information: call 301-776-3426

•Rehabilitation for strokes and long-term illness, 6 p.m. the second Thursday of every month