Alexandria and Arlington wellness calendar, Feb. 21 to 28

February 20, 2013

Al-Anon/Alateen groups For relatives and friends of alcoholics. Go to www.alanonva.com for meeting times and locations. 703-534-4357. Free.

Arthritis updates Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Blood-pressure monitoring Call for a Thursday appointment, starting at 10:30 a.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-6300.

“Chocolate: Vice or Nice?” A presentation by nutritionist Alana Sugar. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Rd. 571-451-8273. http://arlalexva.holisticmoms.org.

Fast Forwards walking group Fridays at 9 a.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 703-228-5722. Free. Registration required.

Lee Center walkers trip Travel by van to Adams Morgan urban heritage trail in the District. Friday at 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. $3 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Healthy aging lecture A presentation, “Menopause,” by Terri Remy of Medical Associates of Beauregard. Friday, 11 a.m.-noon. Carlin Springs Health Pavilion of Virginia Hospital Center, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-558-6859. Free. Registration required.

American Stroke Association program For caregivers of stroke victims. Friday at 2 p.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 703-228-5722. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

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

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

Walking club trip Travel by van to Peterson Lane Park in Vienna. Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Arlington blood drive Wednesday, 11 a.m.-7 pm. Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. www.redcrossblood.org. 703-733-2767. Appointments welcome.

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.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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