D.C. wellness calendar, June 6-13

June 6, 2013

HIV Testing Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW. 202-745-7000; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Max Robinson Center, 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. 202-797-3514. hivtesting@whitman-walker.org. Free.

Child safety seat inspection Provided by D.C. Safe Kids Coalition. Thursday and Friday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., THEARC, Children’s Health Center, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-441-8801. Free.

Advanced cancer support For women, facilitated by Joanne Assarsson and Lombardi chaplain Sara Kerai. Thursday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free, registration required, free parking.

Al-Anon meeting Support for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Monday, Thursday and Friday at noon. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Thursday at 8 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900.

HIV testing Town – D.C. Latino Pride. Thursday, 10 p.m.-midnight, 2009 Eighth St. NW. 202-797-4454. hivtesting@whitman-walker.org . Free.

Line-dancing fitness for seniors For age 50 and older. Friday at 10 a.m. Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. 202-541-6226. Free.

National cancer survivors day Addresses by various hospital officers on the strength needed for the journey, hope, prayers for healing and relaxation techniques. Lunch, gifts and more. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sibley Memorial Hospital, Leonard Memorial Chapel, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-537-4084. www.sibley.org/community/events. Free, registration required.

Al-Anon meeting Support for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Friday at 5 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900.

“Making Our Way” A psychotherapy group for lesbians and bisexual women struggling with depression and anxiety disorders; requirements a three-month commitment; sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health. Thursday, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Call for meeting site. Free. 202-745-6185.

Gay Men Over 50 A confidential support group. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. Call for location. 202-797-3580. peersupport@whitman-walker.org. Free.

HIV Testing Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW. 202-745-7000. hivtesting@whitman-walker.org . Free.

Yoga for adults Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.

Cook for people with cancer Oncology nurse Laura Pole teaches the eight principles of healthy eating, creating a balanced plate of healthy and delicious foods, understanding what makes up complete protein, shopping for best foods and more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $30, registration required.

Yoga for beginners Mats available. Saturday at 11 a.m. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.

Beginners yoga Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. 202-541-6255. Free.

Life beyond the 12 Steps Those with three to five years completed of the 12-step recovery program can join the Make a Change a Conviction group. Saturday at 3:30 p.m., Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946.

Alcoholics Anonymous Saturday at 7 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964.

Fitness for cancer patients For ages 13 to 22. Sunday, 3-5 p.m. City Fitness, 3525 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-618-4368. Free.

Alcoholics Anonymous Sunday at 8 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900.

Al-Anon meetings Monday, Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766.

Gentle morning and evening yoga For adults stressed by cancer and other illnesses. Monday at 10:45 a.m. and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. www.smithcenter.org. 202-483-8600. $10 per session or $25 per month; registration required.

HIV and newly diagnosed support A confidential support group for anyone and everyone. Hosted by Whitman-Walker Health. Monday, 7 p.m. Call for location: 202-939-7671. Free.

Alcoholics Anonymous Monday at 8:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. 202-554-3222, rector@staugustinesdc.org or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday and Wednesday at noon. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org .

Traditional yoga With Heather Ferris. Take a mat. Tuesdays at noon. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Diabetes management The American Diabetes Association hosts a monthly meeting on healthy living with diabetes. Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, second floor, East Lobby, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

Health literacy workshop A presentation on navigating health-care Web sites by the Project of Intermediate Advocates. Take a flash drive or WiFi-enabled device. Tuesday at 1 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, computer lab, Room 311, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

HIV screening For teens and young adults ages 13-24, by Metro TeenAIDS, with information on how to live a healthy life. Tuesday at 4 p.m., Anacostia Library, Meeting Room 2, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-715-7707 or 202-715-7708. Free.

Yoga for all skill levels Mats provided. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946. Free.

Yoga for beginners Hosted by Yoga Activist. Tuesday at 7 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.

Starting Over for women A confidential discussion group for women struggling with the end of a long-term relationship with a woman. Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. For meeting location: 202-797-3580 or peersupport@whitman-walker.org. Free.

Low-vision independence Gail Snyder, information and referral specialist at Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, discusses how the arts have helped her deal with vision loss. Wednesday at 11 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-2142. Free, registration required.

Hip or knee replacement class Nursing, physical/occupational therapist and post-acute care coordinators discuss the surgery, hospital stay and rehabilitation. Wednesday, noon-1:30 p.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Gorman Auditorium, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-342-2400. Free, registration required.

Parkinson’s exercise class Wednesday at noon. Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-4180. Free, registration requested.

Club Memory, a stigma-free supportive social group for those with Mild Cognitive Impairment or early stage Alzheimer’s and their care partners, co-sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. 1-3 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-364-7602. Free.

Family yoga for beginners Bring a mat. Wednesday at 5 p.m. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Bereavement support Wednesday at 5 p.m. Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Sara Moore, chaplain for adult oncology: 202-444-0109. Registration required.

Mental illness support group For family and friends of those recovering from mental-health issues. Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 422 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-0646 or namidc@juno.com.

Weight-loss surgery seminar A presentation by bariatric surgeon Etwar McBean. Thursday, noon-1 p.m., Providence Hospital, Ross Auditorium, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 877-937-4226 or www.providencebariatrics.com. Free, registration requested.

Navigating cancer Building skills for the journey, Carole O’Toole, the center’s director of integrative navigations, cancer coach and survivor, provides skills and tools for self-navigation and helps you find an appropriate professional navigator. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10.

Blood pressure checks and HIV screenings June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Community Education Group mobile medical unit, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-543-2376. Free.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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