Alexandria and Arlington wellness calendar, April 4-11

April 3, 2013

Women’s basketball For age 55 and older; teams of three play half-court games. Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. 703-746-5533. alexandriava.
gov
. Free. Registration required.

“Demystifying the New Health Care Law” Thursday at 1 p.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Lee Center walkers trip Travel by van to the Tidal Basin. Friday at 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. $3, registration required.

Arlington Tai Chi practices For age 55 and older. Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. 703-228-6300; Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr. 703-228-4403; and Mondays at 2 p.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. 703-228-5722. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Strength training Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Call 703-228-4745 for information about the focus of each session (e.g., torso, upper body). $4 per session with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

“Preventing Vision Loss” A presentation by ophthalmologist Emily Morin. Monday at 11 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. Free. Registration required.

Seniors walking program Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Ballston Common Mall (meet on the food court level), 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-558-6859.

Walking club trip Travel by van to the Kenwood neighborhood of Bethesda to view one of suburban Washington’s finest alternative cherry blossom displays. Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

“Coping With Hearing Loss” Wednesday at 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

“Inpatient Health Care” A presentation by Kelly Arthur of Virginia HealthCare Services. Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 703-228-
5722. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Weight-loss support group Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS). Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-430-
3764. www.tops.org. $28 to join.

Senior Women’s Basketball Program For age 50 and older; drop-in play, skills clinics and an intramural program. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-4771. hmwhite@arlingtonva.us.

NAMI/FOCUS support group For families and friends of those with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or manic depression. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. First Christian Church of Alexandria, 2723 King St. 571-451-0773. jgulka@earthlink.net.

Postpartum depression/anxiety support group Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Inova Alexandria Hospital, Health Education Center, 4320 Seminary Rd. 703-609-1690. suzjdoyle@gmail.com.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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