Fairfax wellness calendar, June 20-26, 2013

June 19, 2013

Breast-feeding support group For mothers and babies. Thursday, 10-11 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fairfax Women’s Center, seventh floor, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-776-6455. Free.

Suicide prevention and awareness An information session on mental health disorders and resources, sponsored by the Herndon Crime Prevention Council and Herndon Police Department. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. 703-435-6846, Ext. 2343. denise.randles@herndon-va.gov. 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.

Tai-chi and balance exercise Outdoors, with Maria Spearman. Saturday, 8-9 a.m. Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-9505. Free.

Parkinson Foundation support group For people with Parkinson’s disease, and their caregivers and family. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon. Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. 703-378-7221. www.parkinsonfoundation.org. 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 Monday and Friday, 2-3 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Dr., Fairfax. 703-667-9800. $10 per class, registration required.

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.

Postpartum mood and anxiety support 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. Eileen Thompson, 703-451-8626. eileen.thompson1@gmail.com. Free, registration required.

Celebrate Recovery A religious 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. 703-793-0026. Free.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous For people coping 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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