Fairfax wellness calendar, Oct.4-10

October 3, 2012

Al-Anon/Alateen groups Go to www.alanonva.com for meeting times and locations. 703-534-4357.

Overeaters Anonymous More than 50 meetings a week in Northern Virginia. 703-823-6682. www.oa.org.

Parkinson’s exercise class Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly. 703-378-7221. $10; care partners, $5.

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

Mood disorders support group Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-354-5104

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) open house Thursday, 7-8 p.m. United Baptist Church, 7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-642-0294.

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

Mended Hearts support group Saturday, 11 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-941-8500.

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

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.

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.

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.

Postpartum mood and anxiety support For mothers and their babies. Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-776-6775.

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.

Dementia caregiver telephone support group A discussion of “Spousal Caregiving: Changes in Your Relationship.” Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. www.fairfaxcounty.gov. Michelle Smith, 703-324-5484. michelle.smith2@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Caregiver seminar A presentation on “Strategies for Difficult Conversations.” Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. Lincolnia Adult Day Health Care Center, 4701 N. Chambliss St., Alexandria. 703-324-5205. www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

Teens Who Stutter support group Sponsored by the National Stuttering Association. Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. McLean Professional Park, 1497 Chain Bridge Rd. No. 103. 800-937-8888. mandy@westutter.org. www.westutter.org.

Domestic-violence survivors support For women, with a separate group for their children 5-12, sponsored by the Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. Wednesday evenings, call for location. 703-324-5730.

Medicare workshop A presentation by Howard Houghton on changes to the 2013 medical and prescription plans. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. Wakefield Senior Center, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale. 703-321-3000. www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

“Staying Safe in the Hospital” A brown-bag lunch talk by Elisabeth Russell of Patient Navigator. Wednesday, noon. Church of the Good Shepherd, 2351 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna. 703-281-3987.

Caregiver seminarA presentation on “Legal Tools for Caregivers.” Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m. Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. 703-324-5205. www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 711 Spring St. SE, Vienna. 571-334-6507. www.foodaddicts.org.

Multiple sclerosis support group Sponsored by the National Capital MS Society. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE, Vienna. 703-768-4841.

Clutterers Anonymous A 12-step recovery program. Wednesdays, 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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