Alexandria and Arlington wellness calendar, Sept. 12 to 18, 2013

September 11, 2013

Low Vision Resource Group Discussion of “Using Senior Services in Alexandria,” by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. Thursday, 1:30-3 p.m. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. 202-234-1010.

Lee Center walkers Travel by van to Potomac Overlook Park in Arlington. Friday, 10 a.m. Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-0555. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

National Alliance on Mental Illness support group Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St., Arlington. verdugo.naomi@gmail.com. 703-536-5600. Free.

Treatments for depression, delirium and dementia Discussed by Patricia Sands of the Medical Team. Monday, 11 a.m. Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-6300. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

Prostate screenings By oncologist Matthew Poggi and other physicians, followed by a lecture by urologist Yousef Salem. Monday, 5-8 p.m. Inova Alexandria Hospital, atrium, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 855-694-6682. Free, registration required.

Food that possibly can prevent cancer Discussed by Katie Strong of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Tuesday, 6 p.m. Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required.

WellSpouse Association meeting Offers support to husbands, wives or partners of people with chronic illness or disability. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Room 12, 4444 Arlington Blvd. 202-656-9166. jessi5700@yahoo.com. Free.

Seniors walking club trip Travel by van to Long Bridge Park in Arlington. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403. $4 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.

Seniors “Let’s Get Fit” program Features dance and sculpting. For age 55 and older. Wednesday, 11 a.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-4745. Eight sessions, $32; registration required.

Preventing “superbug” infections 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.

“The ABCDs of Medicare” For Alexandria and Arlington residents who recently became eligible for Medicare or for a caregiver of a Medicare beneficiary. Wednesday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Arlington County Department of Human Services, Sequoia Plaza, 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-228-1700. Free, registration required.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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