D.C. wellness calendar, Nov. 8-15

November 8, 2012

Heart Walk volunteers needed Help out at the Saturday event at Nationals Park. www.greaterwashingtonheartwalk.org. 703-248-1784. joellen.brassfield@heart.org.

Adult-children caregivers support Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. $10 per meeting.

Parkinson’s support group Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon, Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. Free. Registration required.

Everyday Delicious Healthy Meals Guidance in preparing meals for holiday entertaining, led by Juliette G. Tahar. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $30. Registration required.

Yoga for beginners For teens and adults. Saturdays at 11 a.m., Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.

Foster/adoptive parent orientation Information for prospective guardians. Saturday, 6-8 p.m. Child and Family Services Agency, 400 Sixth St. SW. Free. 202-671-5683.

HIV/AIDS support groups Peer-facilitated meetings. Sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health. Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. For location, call 202-939-7671. Free. Registration required.

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

Dementia support group For spouses, partners and other caregivers. Tuesday, 12:30-2 p.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. Donations welcome.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Elizabeth Haines Room, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. Free.

Prescription-drug insurance coverage workshops An overview of Social Security and Medicare programs, hosted by Whitman-Walker Health. Bring all your current plan and medication information. Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. Whitman-Walker clinic, 1701 14th St. NW. 202-939-7627. lbrubaker@whitman-walker.org. Free.

Yoga at Your Library For adult beginners. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. www.dclibrary.org. Free.

Move/Learn/Create Led by Margot Greenlee. Co-sponsor is Bodywise Dance. Wednesday, 9:15-10:45 a.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172 or www.hillcenterdc.org. $20.

Parkinson’s exercise class Wednesdays at noon. Georgetown Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Bles Building, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-4180. Free. Registration requested.

Family yoga For beginners; bring a mat and a towel. Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

Gentle evening yoga Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10. Registration required.

Hatha yoga for beginners First of six classes in essential postures and alignment practices for new and continuing yoga students. Wednesday, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. $18.

Prenatal yoga Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, John Philip Sousa Hall, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org. $18.

Low-vision support group Next Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9448. Free. Registration required.

Weight-loss surgery seminar A presentation by bariatric surgeon Marc Rickford. Next Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum St. NE. Free. Registration requested. 877-937-4226.

Mental illness support group For family and friends of those affected by mental illness issues. Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. NAMI DC, 422 Eighth St. SE, second floor. 202-546-0646. namidc@juno.com.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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