Alexandria and Arlington wellness calendar, May 2-9, 2013

May 1, 2013

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

Pickleball games For age 55 and older. Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-5552. www.alexandriava.gov/RecreationCenters. Free.

Ballroom dance Friday, 1 p.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

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

Dental health program Discussed by Aisha Evans of the Virginia Department of Health. Monday, 11 a.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-6300. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

“Science of Natural Healing” Presentation of cardiologist Mimi Guarneri’s video. Monday, 1 p.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. Free with 55+ Pass. Register by Friday.

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.

OCD family group Mutual help for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, their families and friends. Monday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. 571-297-4635.

Seniors walking program Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Ballston Common Mall, meet at food court level, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-558-6859.

“Long-Term Care: What Everyone Needs to Know” Discussed by representatives from AARP, Adult Companion Care, Capital Caring and others. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-836-4414, Ext. 10. 703-370-9400. www.seniorservicesalex.org. Free, registration required.

Walking club trip Travel by van to the Palisades area in the District. 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 Discussed by Marla Dougherty of Northern Virginia Resources Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Wednesday at 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Northern Virginia senior softball Join men’s and women’s teams. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For information. call 703-524-5576.

Effects of arthritis Discussed by Katie Sperberg of the Arthritis Foundation. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 703-228-5722. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

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

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

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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