Fairfax wellness calendar, Nov. 15-21

November 14, 2012

Al-Anon/Alateen groups 703-534-4357. For anyone affected by a drinking problem. www.alanonva.com. Free.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly 703-430-3764. Weekly meetings. www.tops.org. $28 to join.

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. 703-776-6455. Free.

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.

Back-pain workshop “Get Up and Get Moving: Don’t Let Back Pain Keep You Down,” a presentation on treatment options by spinal surgeon Brian Subach. Thursday at 6 p.m. Reston Hospital Center, 1850 Town Center Pkwy., Reston. 877-689-3627. restonhospital.com. Free. Reservations required.

Medicare workshop Thursday at 6 p.m. James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. 703-324-5205. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs. Free.

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

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

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

Mental health support Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, 3302 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-354-5104. Free.

Diabetes screening An overview of Type 2 diabetes, with blood sugar, blood pressure and circulation checks. Sunday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. 703-534-6461. 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.

Spousal bereavement support For people age 59 and younger who have lost a partner in the past two years. Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. Washington Regional Transplant Community, 7619 Little River Tpk., Suite 900, Annandale. 703-641-0100. Free. Registration required.

Independent living workshop A seminar on ways for older adults to better take advantage of technology and design. Monday, 7-9:30 p.m. Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Ct., Fairfax. 703-324-5205. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs. Free. Registration required.

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.

Medicare workshop Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 N. Chambliss St., Lincolnia. 703-914-0223. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs. Free.

Dementia caregivers support Sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. 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.

Stuttering support group Tuesday 7:30-9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. www.nsastutter.org. virginia.nsa@earthlink.net. 703-319-8382. Free.

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. 703-324-5730. Free.

Diabetes self-management program Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bruen Chapel United Methodist Church, 3035 Cedar Lane, Fairfax. 703-324-5489. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs. Free.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous For people dealing with food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 711 Spring St. SE, Vienna. 571-334-6507. www.foodaddicts.org. Free.

Domestic-violence 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. 703-324-5730. Free.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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