Alexandria and Arlington wellness calendar, Aug. 22 to 28, 2013

August 21, 2013

Seniors digestion program A two-part DVD lecture; learn about calorie intake, the digestive tract and diseases. Thursday, 1 p.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

“Ways to Keep Veins Healthy” Includes an ultrasound demonstration. Thursday, 1 p.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Lee Senior Center walkers Travel by van to the District for a walk in Rock Creek Park. Friday, 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Emergency management and safety fair Features information booths (including the American Red Cross, Medical Reserve Corps, and CrisisLink), a petting zoo, moon bounce, firetrucks and an obstacle course. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Inova Alexandria Hospital, Howard Street parking lot, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 855-694-6682. www.inova.org/events. Free, registration required.

Weight-loss support group Take off Pounds Sensibly. Monday, 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. $28, annually.

Lunchtime yoga Monday, noon-1 p.m. Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-6464. www.alexandriava.gov. Free, registration required.

“Laughter Yoga” Led by Diane Cohen. Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. 703-841-0080. arlingtonlaughteryoga@yahoo.com. Free.

Seniors cardio fitness Low-impact aerobics, dance and strength training. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., and Thursdays, 11 a.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 703-228-5722. 15 sessions, $60 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Beginners “full fitness” exercise Gentle flexibility exercises and strength training. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. $4 with 55+ Pass.

Seniors walking club Travel by van to Bethesda for a walk along the Capital Crescent Trail and Georgetown Trail Branch. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Postpartum support group For women with depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy or the first year after birth. 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.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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