Fairfax wellness calendar, Dec. 6-12

December 5, 2012

Al-Anon/Alateen groups For relatives and friends of alcoholics. 703-534-4357. www.alanonva.com.

Overeaters Anonymous 703-823-6682. www.oa.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly 703-430-3764. www.tops.org. $28 to join.

Breastfeeding support group For mothers and their babies. Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-776-6455.

Parkinson’s exercise class Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly. 703-378-7221. $10; care partners, $5.

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

“Coping With the Holidays” bereavement workshop For those grieving the recent death of a loved one. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. havenofnova@verizon.net. 703-941-7000. www.havenofnova.org.

Blood drives Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Rd., Reston. Monday, 3-8 p.m. Reston Sport & Health, 11445 Isaac Newton Sq., Reston. Tuesday, 1:30-7:15 p.m. American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield. Tuesday, 2:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Lions Club. Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org.

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

Tai chi for beginners Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. St. Luke Catholic School, gymnasium, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-759-9141. www.freetaichi.org. Free.

Peripheral neuropathy disorders support group Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Mason District Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 202-418-1763. Free.

Aquatic fall-prevention classes Mondays and Fridays, 2-3 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax. 703-667-9800. $10 per class.

Parkinson’s aquatics exercise class Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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.

Postpartum mood and anxiety support For mothers and babies. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, ground floor conference center, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-776-6775. Free.

Dementia caregivers support Sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. Tuesday, noon-1:15 p.m. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax. Eileen Thompson, 703-451-8626. eileen.thompson1@gmail.com. Free.

Teens Who Stutter support group For teens and their family members. Sponsored by the National Stuttering Association. Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. McLean Professional Park, 1497 Chain Bridge Rd. No. 103, McLean. 800-937-8888. mandy@westutter.org. www.westutter.org.

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

MS Society support group For those with multiple sclerosis, and their family and friends. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE, Vienna. 703-768-4841.

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

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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