Fairfax wellness calendar, May 9-15, 2013

May 8, 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.

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.

Essential Tremor support group Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Ct., Fairfax. 703-352-0923. www.thehopenet.org.

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.

Good Health and Well-Being workshop Learn Asana, Pranayama and deep relaxation techniques that can be done in 30 minutes a day. Saturday, 7-10:30 a.m. Durga Temple, 8400 Durga Pl., Fairfax Station. 703-690-9355. www.durgatemple.org. $10, minimum donation.

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.

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

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.

Grief support group sponsored by Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care. Monday, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunrise at Mount Vernon, 8033 Holland Rd., Alexandria. 571-262-5200. www.EvercareHospice.com.

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.

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.

Dementia caregivers support Sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. Tuesday, noon-1:15 p.m., and Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax. Eileen Thompson, 703-451-8626, eileen.thompson1@gmail.com. Free, registration required.

Teens Who Stutter support group For teens 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.

Keeping Your Loved One Safe An educational program on the options to keep your loved one safe at home, such as changes to the home environment, identification bracelets and more. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-204-4664. Free, registration required.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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