Fairfax wellness calendar, Jan. 24-31

January 23, 2013

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Weight-loss support groups with weekly weigh-ins. $28 to join. 703-430-3764. www.tops.org.

Breast-feeding support group For mothers and their babies. Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Free. 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. Registration required.

Mood disorders support Sponsored by the DepressionSupport Alliance. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Free. 703-354-5104.

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

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

Parkinson Foundation support group For people living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers and family. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon. Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Free. www.parkinsonfoundation.org.703-378-7221.

Mental health support Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, 3302 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-354-5104.

Herndon blood drive 1-7 p.m. Monday. Herndon Elementary School, 630 Dranesville Rd. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

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. Registration required.

Falls Church blood drive 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday. Stratford University, 7777 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

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. $10; care partners, $5. Registration required.

Abuse-survivors group For men who were sexually abused as children. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. Tuesday evenings, call for location. Free. 703-324-5730.

Reston blood drive 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Boston Properties, 12012 Sunset Hills Rd., Reston. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

Domestic-abuse survivors support For women, with a separate group for their children ages 5-12. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. Wednesday evenings, call for location. Free. 703-704-6729.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 711 Spring St. SE, Vienna. Free. 571-334-6507. www.foodaddicts.org.

Red Cross needs volunteers Help is needed with donor-comfort services at local blood drives. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1. karlofft@usa.redcross.org.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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