Fairfax County wellness calendar, Feb. 9-16

February 9, 2012

Al-Anon/Alateen For relatives and friends of alcoholics. For meeting times and locations, visit www.alanonva.com. 703-534-4357.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Weekly weigh-ins and weight-loss support. For meeting times and locations, visit www.tops.org. 703-430-3764. Annual membership, $28.

Mood disorders support group Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-354-5104. Free.

Yoga asanas For all levels, bring an exercise mat. Saturday and Sunday, 7-9 a.m., Durga Temple, 8400 Durga Pl., Fairfax Station. 703-690-9355. www.mukthi.com. Free.

Tai chi for beginners Saturday, 8-9 a.m. St. Luke Catholic School, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-759-9141. www.freetaichi.org. Free.

Peripheral neuropathy support group Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Mason District Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 202-418-1763. Free.

Postpartum mood and anxiety support group For mothers and babies. Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m., Inova Fairfax Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-776-6775. Free.

Teens Who Stutter support group For teens and their family members, with presentations by speech language pathologists. Sponsored by the National Stuttering Association. Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m., McLean Professional Park, 1497 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 103. 800-937-8888. www.westutter.org. mandy@westutter.org. free.

“The Mechanics of Alzheimer’s Disease” A presentation on assessment and progression. Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, Suite 210, 2812 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-204-4664. Free; registration required.

“New Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain” A presentation by orthopedic surgeon Corey Wallach. Wednesday at 6 p.m., Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, 2501 Parkers Lane, Fort Hunt area. 855-694-6682. inova.org/asktheexpert. Free; registration required.

Dementia caregivers support group Sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m., Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax. Eileen Thompson, 703-451-8626. eileen.thompson1@gmail.com. www.lordoflifelutheran.
com
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Memory Cafe Resources and fellowship for caregivers and those with Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Feb. 16, 2-3:30 p.m., Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Rd., Vienna. 571-236-6933. lovriver@aol.com.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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