Alexandria and Arlington wellness calendar, Nov. 1-8

October 30, 2012

Alexandria blood drive Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Quander Road School, 6400 Quander Rd., Alexandria. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Arlington blood drive Thursday, 1-6 p.m. Westwood College, 4140 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Walk for the Health of It An indoor stroll for age 55 and older. Friday and Monday, 10 a.m.-noon. Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-5552. Free.

Arlington blood drive Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1601 13th Rd. S., Arlington. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Prostate exams Coordinated by oncologist Matthew Poggi. Monday, 5-7 p.m. Inova Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Rd. 855-694-6682. www.inovahealthsource.org. Free. Registration required.

Arlington blood drive Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Seniors walking program Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Ballston Common Mall (meet at Food Court), 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-558-6859.

Medicare workshop Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555.

New moms group Facilitated by a maternal-infant health educator. Tuesdays, 12:45-2:45 p.m. Inova Alexandria Hospital Health Education Center, 4320 Seminary Rd. 855-694-6682. www.inovahealthsource.org.

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

Medicare workshop A presentation by Cedar Dvorin of the Virginia Insurance Counselor and Assistance Program. Next Thursday at 10 a.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-6300. Free. Registration required.

Workshop: “Breast Exams for Women With Disabilities” A presentation by Sharnika Merricks of the American Association on Health and Disabilities. Next Thursday at 1 p.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. Free. Registration required.

Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired convention Register for the Nov. 10-11 gathering at the Holiday Inn Eisenhower Metro Center hotel. www.odcbvi.org. 703-960-3400.

Peripheral vascular disease screening Free appointments through Dec. 28 are a feature of the “Legs For Life” campaign. HealthQare Associates, 3383 Fairfax Dr., Arlington. 703-908-0800. www.healthqare.com.

American Red Cross training Training in CPR, first aid and in the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED) this month. 800-733-2767. www.redcross.org/takeaclass.

Birthing and baby care Maternity center tours, prenatal and postpartum fitness, breastfeeding, infant CPR and other classes. For schedule, visit www.inovahealthsource.org. 855-694-6682.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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