Fairfax County wellness calendar, Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2013

August 28, 2013

Grief support For those who have lost a loved one within the last two years, sponsored by Capital Caring Hospice. Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. 703-396-6198. Free.

Mood disorders support Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Falls Church. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-354-5104. Free.

Helping Hands Stroke Club meeting For stroke survivors and caregivers. Friday, 1-2 p.m. Joseph Willard Health Center, 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-246-7120. $1.

Tai chi beginners practice Gentle outdoor exercise. Saturday, 8-9 a.m. McLean Central Park (outdoor basketball court behind the library), 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. 703-759-9141. www.freetaichi.org/practice-out.shtml. Free.

Parkinson’s aquatics exercise class Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax. 703-378-7221. www.parkinsonfoundation.org. $10; care partners, $5; registration required.

Alzheimer’s Memory Cafe A social meeting with information, resources and fellowship for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related diseases and their caregivers. Tuesday, 2-4 p.m. Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Rd., Vienna. 571-236-6933. lovriver@aol.com. Free.

Celebrate Recovery A religious-based 12-step program addressing addiction, co-dependency, anger or other self-destructive behaviors. Child care provided. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Rd., Herndon. 703-793-0026. recovery@florisumc.org. Free.

Alzheimer’s disease talk Jane Priest of the Alzheimer’s Association discusses 10 signs of the disease and the latest attempts to find a cure, at a meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. Wednesday, 10 a.m. Mason District Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-425-3361. Free.

Seniors diabetes self-management A six-week program to help seniors with diabetes learn to lead a healthier life. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, through Oct. 9. Bruen Chapel United Methodist Church, 3035 Cedar Lane, Fairfax. Registration: 703-281-0538; questions: Maureen Riddel, 703-481-2371; Colleen Turner, 703-324-5489. www.scov.org. Free, registration required by Aug. 30.

Grocery store healthy food tour “Take 12 Steps for Your Health.” Tour the store with nutrition specialist Barclay Todd and learn to shop for affordable, healthy food. Take home bag of items to prepare a meal costing less than $15. Children 13 and older may take the tour with their parents. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 143 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-324-8423. take12@fairfaxcounty.gov. Free, registration required.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous For people dealing with food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 711 Spring St. SE, Vienna. 571-334-6507. www.foodaddicts.org/faq.html. Free.

Clutterers Anonymous A 12-step recovery program. Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Unity Club, 116B West Broad St., Falls Church. 703-405-8384. Free.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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