Alexandria and Arlington wellness calendar, Aug. 15 to 21, 2013

Seniors pickleball games For age 55 and older. Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon. Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-5552. www.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Blood pressure checks Thursday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-6300. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required; first come, first served.

Prevention of falls for seniors Discussed by Keith Zukowski of Best Fare Home Care Services. Thursday, 1 p.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

“Holistic Health Journeys” Holistic Moms Network members discuss their holistic and alternative healing experiences. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 571-451-8273. arlalexva.holisticmoms.org. Free.

Lee Senior Center walkers Travel by van for a walk along the C&O Canal and Gold Mine Loop in Maryland. Friday, 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

National Alliance on Mental Illness support group Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St., Arlington. verdugo.naomi@gmail.com. 703-536-5600. Free.

Seniors Strength and Conditioning Club For age 55 and older. A self-directed group activity. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. 703-746-5558. www.alexandriava.gov. Fitness pass required.

Kidney stones lecture Urologist Yousef Salem discusses “Kidney Stones: Prevention and Treatment.” Monday, 6-7 p.m. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. 855-694-6682. www.inova.org. Free; registration required.

Well Spouse Association meeting Offers support to husbands, wives or partners of people with chronic illness or disability. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Room 12, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. 202-656-9166. jessi5700@yahoo.com. Free.

Culpepper senior center walking club Travel by van to the C&O Canal in D.C. for a walk. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Carlin Springs Health Pavilion of Virginia Hospital Center, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-558-6859. Free.

Joint replacement surgery talk Orthopedic surgeon John Albrigo discusses “Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgery.” Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 855-694-6682. www.inova.org. Free, registration required.

Weight-Loss Support Group Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-430-3764. $28 annually.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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