D.C. wellness calendar, Sept. 19 to 26, 2013

September 11, 2013

HIV testing For ages 13-24, hosted by Metro TeenAIDS. Thursday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, Meeting Room 2, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous for women Support group meeting. Fridays, 6-8 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Adams Room, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Free.

Preventing falls for seniors, Janet Platt discusses falling in connection with people 65 and older who have heart disease, diabetes, vision problems and other medical conditions, or those with excessive clutter in their residence. Friday, noon, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Main Building, Level G, private dining rooms 1 and 2, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-537-4145. Free.

Preventing falls for those with vision loss Sponsored by Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m., Sibley Memorial Hospital, Medical Building, Conference Room 2, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-537-4145. Free.

Zumba class A combination of dances, such as salsa, merengue, samba and other styles from Latin culture; all fitness levels welcome. Saturdays, 9 a.m., and Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-362-3606. $12.

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

FreeFlow Dance-Movement Valerie Durham teaches a class that promotes free expression and stress release. Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $15.

Alateen meeting For young people age 8 and older coping with an alcoholic in the family. Saturdays, 1:30 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, 820 Sixth St. NE (enter on I Street). 202-546-8011. Free.

Alcoholics Anonymous Saturdays, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964; Sundays, 3 p.m., and Mondays, 8:30 p.m., St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. 202-554-3222.; Mondays and Fridays, 8:30 p.m., All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Ave. NW. 202-232-4244; Mondays, 8 p.m., St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 4001 Yuma St. NW. 202-966-6288; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon, Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

Al-Anon meetings Saturdays, 7 p.m., and Mondays, 8 p.m., Providence Hospital, lecture hall, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 202-269-7000; Sundays, 5 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. (rear entrance near elevator). 202-543-4200; Sundays, 8:30 p.m., St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, 2021 Rhode Island Ave. NE. 202-529-7451; Mondays, 8 p.m., Seeker’s Church, 278 Carroll St. NW. 202-829-9882; Tuesdays, noon, Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635; Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m., St. David’s Church, 5150 Macomb St. NW. 202-363-4900; Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m., Church of the Atonement, Parish Hall, 52nd and East Capitol streets SE. 202-582-4200; and for gay Al-Anon beginners, Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m., Triangle Club, upstairs, 2030 P St. NW. webperson@triangleclub.org. Free.

Narcotics Anonymous Sundays, 7-8:30 a.m. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. Free.

Adult children of alcoholics Support meeting. Sundays, 5-6 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Classroom No. 6, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Free.

“Look good . . . Feel better” Workshop on dealing with the appearance-related side effects of cancer therapies using cosmetics, scarves, wigs. Monday, 9:30 a.m., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-3755. Free admission and parking; registration required.

Therapeutic yoga classes for cancer patients Corrin Bennett and Amy Dara Hochberg lead patients, survivors and their caregivers. Mondays, 10:30-11:45 a.m., and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $25 per month.

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

Affordable Care Act and AIDS Ron Swanda discusses the impact of the health-care act and treatment of AIDS and HIV. Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., Church of the Pilgrims, Bird Room, 2201 P St. NW. Linda Harsh, lindajkh@mac.com. 202-234-2567. $10.

Mental health and HIV Confidential group for people with HIV and mental health challenges. Transportation tokens and refreshments provided. Mondays, 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by MetroHealth. 1012 14th St. NW. 202-638-0750. Free.

Yoga for all ages Led by a representative from Yoga Activist. Monday, 6 p.m., Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

Coping with cancer Shanti Norris discusses the philosophy of “deep healing” and integrative cancer support, the model for the center’s cancer retreats. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. Free.

Caregivers support group A sharing of experiences, ideas and suggestions. Monday, 7-10 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. 202-546-4964. Free.

Food addicts Support group. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Room 205, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. 202-363-4119. Free.

Strength and balance Taught by Tonya Walton; sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Nov. 21, Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Register: www.sibley.org. 202-364-7602. $90 for one class a week; $170 twice a week.

Yoga Led by yoga teacher and therapist Heather Ferris; take a mat. Tuesdays, noon, Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288; Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946; and mostly for beginners. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.

Navigating health-care Web sites Information by the Project of Intermediate Advocates. Take a flash drive or WiFi-enabled device. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

Hearing screenings An abbreviated test administered by a screener from Washington Hearing and Speech, not for those using a hearing aid. Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m., Sibley Memorial Hospital, Main Building, Level G, Private Dining Room 3, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. Registration: 202-364-7602. Free.

Alzheimer’s Club Memory A social club for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, and their spouses or other care partners. Sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Registration: 202-364-7602. Free.

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

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

Bereavement support group For those grieving the loss of a family member or friend. Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Main Hospital Building, First Floor, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-444-0109. Free, registration required via Sara Moore, chaplain for adult oncology, SLM36@gunet.georgetown.edu.

Friends and family of the mentally ill Support group for family and friends of those recovering from mental-health issues. Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 422 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-0646. namidc@juno.com.

Identifying the red flags of heart problems For those without diagnosed cardiac problems but who have concerns, those with high blood pressure and those who have had heart failure. Cardiologist Richard E. Rubin discusses the risk factors for heart disease and how to know when to seek a physician’s help. Next Thursday, noon, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Renaissance Building, Conference Room 2, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. 202-537-4145. Free.

Blood pressure checks and HIV screenings Next Thursday, 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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