Fairfax wellness calendar, July 4-10, 2013

July 3, 2013

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 per meeting; first meeting, free.

Tai chi beginners practice 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.

“Yoga on the Quad” An outdoor class; bring a mat. Saturday, 8 a.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Free.

Mended Hearts support group For heart surgery patients, their families and friends. Saturday, 11 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-941-8500. Free.

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

“Yoga for Gardeners” An eight-week introduction to the Vinyasa yoga method, which can help increase the strength, flexibility and endurance necessary for gardening. Monday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-642-5173. www.greenspring.org. $80, registration required.

Grief support group Sponsored by Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care. Monday, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunrise at Mount Vernon, 8033 Holland Rd., Alexandria area. 571-262-5200. www.evercarehospice.com. Free.

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 emotional support A group for mothers and babies. Tuesday, 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. Contact Eileen Thompson: 703-451-8626. eileen.thompson1@gmail.com. Free, registration required.

“Celebrate Recovery” A religious 12-step program addressing addiction, co-dependency, anger and 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. 703-793-0026. Free.

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

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

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

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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