Alexandria and Arlington wellness calendar, May 9 to 16, 2013

May 8, 2013

Low Vision: Tea & Conversation A technology “petting zoo” of tablets and e-readers for those with vision loss. Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-746-1728. Free.

Lee Center walkers trip Travel by van to Roundtree Park in Annandale. Friday, 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. $3, registration required.

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

Overcoming anxiety and depression Meditation and Buddhism introductory class. 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.

Overnight Suicide Prevention Walk Information sessions and fundraising workshops for the June event. Monday, 6-7 p.m., and May 23, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Downtown Baptist Church, 212 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-549-5544. www.theovernight.org. Free.

Seniors fitness day Exercise demonstrations and speakers on health, fitness and nutrition. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Free.

How to Avoid Rehospitalization Discussed by Christine Friedberg of Griswold Home Care of Northern Virginia. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. Free with 55+ Pass. Register by Friday.

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

Dental health program Discussed by Aisha Evans of the Virginia Department of Health. Wednesday, 10 a.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Free 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.

Taking Charge of Diabetes Discussed by Patricia Sands of the Medical Team. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 703-228-5722. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Chronic pain issues Discussion about symptoms, care and prevention. Next Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

How the Brain Works A DVD presentation. Next Thursday at 11 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Fertility and Birth Control Options in a Holistic Framework Discussed by Shep Saltzman and Katy Vega. Next Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Rd. 571-451-8273. www.holisticmomsarlalex.blogspot.com. Free.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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