Fairfax wellness calendar, May 16-22, 2013

May 15, 2013

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Weight loss support groups. 703-430-3764. www.tops.org/findameeting.aspx. $28 yearly membership.

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.

“Medicare 101” A seminar for those who are new to Medicare, planning for retirement or confused about the benefits and options. Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. Fairfax City Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax City. 703-324-5205. 703-293-6227. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults. 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.

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.

Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer 5K and Teal Mile Wear teal to celebrate survivors and remember those lost to the disease. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, 11950 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. 240-752-8752. www.nocc.kintera.org/northernva. $35 5K; $15 teal mile.

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.

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; $5 care partners; registration required.

Memory Cafe A casual social meeting with information, resources and fellowship for those with Alzheimer’s and other 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.

“Behavior as Communication in Alzheimer’s Disease” A seminar to help caregivers of older adults and adults with a disability manage day-to-day issues. Tuesday, 3-4:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-324-5205. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults. Free, registration required.

Northern Virginia Stuttering support group Tuesday, 7:30-9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. 703-319-8382. 703-281-4230. virginia.nsa@earthlink.net.

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.

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.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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