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.
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.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Howard County Branch – Third Tuesday, September through May, 7 p.m. Speakers and support meetings open to the public. Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. http://www.chadd-mc.org.
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.
Columbia Essential Tremor Support Group — Third Monday, 7 p.m. Learn about essential tremor and find out how others cope. Howard County Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. http://www.hcgh.org, http://www.thehopenet.org, or Doris, 301-776-8073.
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.
LIFELINE Living with Cancer Support Group – Third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, the small house (Vernon Brown center) at the end of the large parking lot, Scaggsville Road, Laurel. Tracey, 410-792-0470 ext. 214. All welcome.
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.
Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group — Third Thursday, 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 and to receive peer support from others who have been through the experience of prostate cancer. Specialists in the field are occasional speakers. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center in the Medical Pavilion, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia. For questions or to register, Gary, 202-253-1025.
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.
Transgender Support Group — Third Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Room 109. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Adult Cancer Support Group – Third Monday, 6:30 p.m. Century Mental Health, 5570 Sterett Place, Suite 101, Columbia. Tamara Lubliner, 410-750-0552, to register.
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, Baltimore Sun Media Group, Targeted Media, 501 N. Calvert St., Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278; fax to 410-332-6495; or email email@example.com.