Alexandria and Arlington wellness calendar, April 18 to 25

April 17, 2013

Fitness-room workout For age 55 and older. Weekdays, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-5552. www.alexandriava.gov. Fitness Pass required.

Blood pressure monitoring Thursday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-6300. Free.

Eating healthy at fast food restaurants Discussed by Jennifer Abel of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Thursday, 1 p.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Free with 55+Pass. Registration required.

“Detox! Spring-Clean Your Body From the Inside Out” Discussed by Ryan McGrath of Blissful Living. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Rd. 571-451-8273. http://arlalexva.holisticmoms.org. Free.

Lee Center walkers trip Travel by van to Riverbend Park in Great Falls. Friday, 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. $3, registration required.

Arlington Interchurch Community Health Fair Screenings, exercise demonstrations and presentations. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. 703-228-0955. Free.

Overcoming anxiety and depression through meditation and Buddhism An introductory class led by Buddhist teacher Chris Jamison. Sunday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, Arlington Branch, Randolph Towers, 4001 N. 9th St., Suite 105. 202-986-2257. www.meditation-dc.org. $10.

Earth-friendly eating tips Discussed by Jennifer Abel of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Monday, 1:30 p.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 703-228-5722. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Table tennis Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. 703-746-5558. www.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Co-ed volleyball pickup games Tuesday, 1:30-3 p.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 571-257-5027. Free with 55+Pass.

Walking club trip Travel by van to Maryland for a walk around the Fort Sumner neighborhood. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Arlington postpartum support group Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Virginia Hospital Center, Women & Infant Health Lobby, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-829-7152. adrienne.griffen@gmail.com. Free.

Square dancing For age 55 and older. Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-746-5556. www.alexandriava.gov/recreationcenters. $5.

Effects of new health-care act Discussed by Jim Lindsay of Adult Companion Care. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 703-228-5722. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Postpartum depression/anxiety support group Inova Alexandria Hospital, Health Education Center, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Call for the Wednesday schedule, 703-609-1690. suzjdoyle@gmail.com. Free.

Community memory screening Noninvasive screening by a health-care professional. Next Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Call for an appointment, 703-237-9048. Free.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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