Loudoun County and Fauquier County health calendar

January 13, 2013
BLOOD DONATIONS

BLOOD DRIVES, 3-8 p.m. Jan. 29, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg, 866-256-637; 1-7 p.m. Jan. 30, Foxcroft School, 22407 Foxhound Lane, Middleburg, 540-687-4322; 2:30-7 p.m. Jan. 31, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd., Ashburn, 866-256-6372

INOVA BLOOD DONOR CENTER, noon-8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Dulles Town Center, 45745 Nokes Blvd., Sterling. Walk-ins welcome. 866-256-6372 or www.inova.org/donateblood.

INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES, noon-7 p.m. third Thursdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Conference Room A/B, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 866-256-6372.

FIRST AID

FIRST AID/ADULT, INFANT AND CHILD CPR/AED, Fauquier Hospital Medical Office Building, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Registration required. Call for information. 540-316-3588.

HEARING LOSS OUTREACH, free information and referrals. Walk-ins, 10 a.m.-noon fourth Thursdays, Loudoun County WorkForce Center, 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg; 10 a.m.-noon third Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. For free one-on-one appointments, call 703-430-2906 or e-mail nvrcl oudoun @aol.com.

HEARING

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER, technical help through the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, referrals to other agencies and presentations to businesses, civic groups and schools. 2-5 p.m. third Thursdays, the Workplace, 205 Keith St., Warrenton. Free. Call for appointment. 800-648-6324; TDD, 540-373-5890.

HEARING TESTS, age 18 and older, first Thursdays, Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, 19465 Deerfield Ave., Suite 201, Lansdowne. Call for appointment. Free. 703-858-7620.

HEARING LOSS, TINNITUS AND MENIERE’S SYNDROME SUPPORT, 2 p.m. first Fridays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. For all ages, including parents of children with hearing loss. 703-430-2906.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING, age 18 and older, 10 a.m. second Tuesdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Information about mild to severe hearing loss and available equipment. 571-258-3400.

MENTAL HEALTH

COUNSELING FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVORS, for groups and individuals and their loved ones, provided by Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice. Free and confidential. 703-771-9020.

CRISISLINK, suicide and crisis intervention. Organization provides community education and training in mental health issues, has a certified volunteer crisis response team and offers CareRing, a free daily telephone outreach program for the elderly and the disabled. Help is needed for the suicide and crisis hotline. 703-527-6016, volunteer@crisislink.org, www.crisislink.org.

ABRAHAM LOW SELF-HELP PROGRAM, support for people with anxiety, fear, depression, panic and other emotional problems, 8 p.m. Fridays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1708.

PIEDMONT CHAPTER, NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, 170 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton . Serves Fauquier, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock counties. Support group for those with mental illness and their family members. Free. 540-347-7620, Ext. 109.

LOUDOUN CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, 7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. For people with mental illness and their families. Free. 571-313-0908.

PREGNANCY, PARENTING

ADOPTIVE FAMILY PRESERVATION, 12:30-2 p.m. third Tuesdays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Adoptive families discuss common experiences related to post-placement issues. Free; registration required. 703-941-9008, Ext. 23 or jmellerio@umfs.org.

BIRTHRIGHT OF LOUDOUN COUNTY, free pregnancy tests, clothes, baby clothing, transportation and support throughout pregnancy, 823 S. King St., Suite I, Leesburg. 703-777-7272.

BOND BETWEEN US, nonprofit group that offers support to birth parents and their loved ones when children have been placed for adoption, 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Call for location. Free. 703-771-7844.

DADS’ SUPPORT, 7 p.m. first Tuesdays , Inova Loudoun Hospital , 44045 Riversi de Pkwy., Leesburg. Provides a place for new fathers or fathers-to-be to ask questions and share ideas. Free. 703-858-6360 or www.thebirthi nginn.org.

FAMILIES IN TRAN SITION SUPPORT, For the Children’s Sake, a group for separating or divorcing Loudoun and Fauquier parents, shares advice on co-parenting skills. Four-hour session weekly. Free. 703-391-8599 or www.fitsfoundation.org.

LA LECHE LEAGUE, mother-to-mother support and breast-feeding information, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays in Warrenton, 540-351-6103; 10:15-11:45 a.m. third Fridays, call for location, 703-444-7386; 10:15 a.m. second Fridays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd., 703-431-3852; 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Panera Bread, 43670 Greenway Corp. Dr., Ashburn, lllashburn@gmail.com; 10:15 a.m. third Fridays, Christ the Redeemer Church, 46833 Harry F. Byrd. Hwy., Sterling, 540-338-4637. Free.

LOUDOUN COMMUNITY FATHERHOOD PROGRAM, fathers and father figures discuss the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Meets every other Saturday for two hours for four months; sponsored by Northern Virginia Family Service. Free. 571-748-2796.

LOUDOUN NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM, how to use positive parenting techniques. Parents and children attend classes together. Call for information about new classes. Free; registration required. Call 703-771-3973, Ext. 27, or e-mail nurturingprogram@lcsj.org.

NEW MOTHERS SUPPORT, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Inova Loudoun Medical Pavilion, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg (main entrance). Babies welcome. Free. 703-858-6360.

MOTHERNET/HEALTHY FAMILIES LOUDOUN, a program that links first-time parents with medical, social and educational resources to give children a socially and physically healthy start in life. Family support workers meet with participants in homes. English-Spanish translation provided. 703-444-4477, Ext. 217 or www.inmed.org.

NEW MOTHERS SUPPORT, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Free. 540-316-3588.

ONLINE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION PROGRAM, Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Web-based program uses animated illustrations, videos, and interactive activities to guide users through the basics of childbirth, breast feeding and caring for newborns. After registering, participants will receive a Web link and access code to begin the class and will have 90 days to complete it. 703-858-6360 or www.thebirthinginn.org/classes.

PARENTING ALONE GROUP, 5:30-6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. For parents who have lost a spouse or partner to cancer while raising school-age children. 703-698-2536 or jennifer.eckert@inova.org.

PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH SUPPORT, Childbirth Solutions Resource Center, 8393 W. Main St., Marshall. Education and support on birthing options. 571-344-0438.

YOUNG PARENT SERVICES program for teenage parents, offering individual case management and weekly support group, Loudoun County Department of Family Social Services, 52 Sycolin Rd., Leesburg. Call for times. 703-771-5375.

SENIORS

DIABETES SUPPORT, 11 a.m. second Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. NW. 703-737-8039.

INOVA LOUDOUN MOBILE VAN, 9:30 a.m.-noon second and fourth Tuesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling, 703-430-2397; 9:30 a.m.-noon first Wednesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. NW. Blood pressure and glucose testing, as well as other medical services. 703-737-8039.

EYE CARE, 1-2 p.m. second Wednesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Lens Crafters staff members will clean glasses and make minor repairs. Free. 703-430-2397.

TAI CHI, 11 a.m. Mondays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. NW. Stretching and strengthening movements. Free. 703-737-8039.

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, age 55 and older, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. NW. Free weights, muscle charts, treadmills, bikes and a cardio-glide. Staff instruction provided. Free. 703-737-8039.

LAUGH YOGA FOR SENIORS, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. NW. Improve flexibility and balance. Free. 703-737-8039.

LOUDOUN ADULT DAY CENTERS, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays in Leesburg, 703-771-5334; Purcellville, 571-258-3402; and Ashburn-Sterling, 571-258-3232. County adult day centers for seniors with physical limitations or memory loss. Provides a safe and social environment, therapeutic activities, individualized care, respite for caregivers and limited transportation. Sliding-scale fees.

STRETCH AND TONE, 12:30 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. NW. Use bands and hand weights for overall fitness, led by Mary. Free. 703-737-8039.

SUPPORT GROUPS

AL-ANON SERVICE CENTER OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, a volunteer is on 24-hour duty with information for spouses, family members and friends of problem drinkers. 703-534-4357, 877-339-8350. 8 p.m. Mondays, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 125 W. Washington St., Middleburg, 540-554-2747; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg, 877-339-8350; 8:30 p.m. Fridays, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains, 800-344-2666; 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, Route 29 N., 540-347-7448; and 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, Warrenton Presbyterian Church, 91 Main St., 800-344-2666.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, various meeting times and locations in Loudoun. 800-208-8649, 703-876-
6166 or www.nvintergroup.org.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT, 12:30-1:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Carver Adult Day Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. 571-358-3402.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT, 10-11 a.m. first Thursdays, Spring Arbor Assisted Living, 237 Fairview St. NW, Leesburg. Free. 540-338-6520.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT, 7-8:30 p.m. second Mondays, Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Rd., Sterling. For those caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. 703-430-9229 or www.galileeumc.org.

AUTISM SUPPORT, 7-9 p.m. second Thursdays. For parents of autistic children. Call for location. 703-722-2383.

AUTOIMMUNE SUPPORT, 6:30-7:30 p.m. last Thursdays, Jackson Building, 209 Gibson St., Leesburg. autoimmunesupport@hotmail.com.

BEREAVED PARENT SUPPORT, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. One-on-one counseling with Jo Ballengee is available. Free. 540-349-5814, www.scsm.tv.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, 7-8 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Fauquier Hospital Tower, Chestnut Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. 540-349-0588.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, 5:30-6:30 p.m. fourth Mondays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. For those with new diagnoses or starting treatment. Register if attending for the first time. Free. 703-858-8857.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, 6:30-8 p.m. fourth Mondays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. For those finished treatment or who have a recurrence or metastatic breast cancer. Register if attending for the first time. Free. 703-858-8857.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT ASSISTANCE FUND, Loudoun County residents who have been diagnosed or have undergone treatment within the past 12 months are eligible to apply for financial assistance. Areas included are wigs, bras, puffs and prostheses, mammograms and medical bills, purchase of food items and help with utilities, rent or mortgage and transportation costs. The Pink Assistance Fund has been established by the Loudoun Breast Health Network. www.lbhn.org (services).

CANCER SUPPORT, for patients and their families and friends, 7-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, Room 202, 20962 Ashburn Rd. www.ashburnpresbyterian.org. or 703-729-2012.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT, 6 p.m. third Tuesdays, Loudoun Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Senior center members, free; nonmembers, $2. 703-430-2397.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT AND RESOURCE GROUP, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays (no meeting on first Wednesdays), Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. 540-349-5814 or www.scsm.tv.

CARING FOR AGING PARENTS, support group, 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Family Focus Counseling Service, 20-B John Marshall St., Warrenton. Confidential. 540-349-4537.

CHADD PARENTS SUPPORT, 3 p.m. fourth Sundays, KinderCare, 44051 Ashburn Village Shopping Plaza. For parents of children with ADD/ADHD. chadd.nova.loudoun@gmail.com.

CHRONIC ILLNESS SUPPORT, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Fauquier Hospital Bistro on the Hill restaurant (wheelchair-accessible), 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Sponsored by the Spiritual Care Support Ministries. 540-349-5814 or www.scsm.tv.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Support for those discouraged from illness, bereavement, caregiving or a loved one in the military. Free. 540-349-5814.

CREATING AND CONNECTING, two-hour art therapy and relaxation workshop for cancer patients, 12:30-2:30 p.m. every other month. Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Call for dates. 703-858-8850.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, for parents who have experienced the death of a child, 7:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. 540-882-9707.

DEPRESSION BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE OF WESTERN LOUDOUN, 3 p.m. Saturdays, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St., Carruthers Room. Free. 703-431-7160 or kathy@dbsanca.org.

DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT, 9:30 a.m. Sundays, Our Saviour’s Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. Video seminar series for people experiencing the hurt of divorce or separation. Free. 703-723-1085.

DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Video seminar series for people experiencing the hurt of divorce or separation. Free. 540-349-5814 .

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, for those coping with a death, 1-2 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Capital Hospice, Loudoun office, 209 Gibson St. NW, Suite 202, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-7866.

GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER YOUTH AND PARENT SUPPORT, 4-6 p.m. fourth Sundays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 22135 Davis Dr., Sterling. The group is in partnership with Metro DC PFLAG. 703-328-6518.

GRIEF SUPPORT, sponsored by Hospice Support of Fauquier County. Individual counseling available; open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. 3:30-5 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Hospice Support Office, 42 N. Fifth St., Warrenton. Free; registration required. 540-347-5922 or hospicesupport@verizon.net.

GRIEFSHARE, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Nondenominational seminar and support group for people who are grieving. Free. 540-349-5814.

GRIEF SUPPORT, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-5814.

HOSPICE SUPPORT, a free medical-equipment loan facility for Fauquier County residents. Especially needed are donations of wheelchairs, bedside commodes, rolling walkers, electric hospital beds, shower benches and chairs, adult diapers, lift chairs, Ensure and hospital bed mattresses. 540-347-5922.

LOUDOUN CHADD SUPPORT, led by the group Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Leesburg Town Hall, lower-level conference room, 25 W. Market St. Free. 703-669-2445.

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER, for women undergoing or emerging from cancer treatment, 6:45-9 p.m., meets every other month, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Call for dates. Free. 703-776-2820.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, 6398 Lee Hwy. access road, Warrenton. Free. www.lym ebattle.blogspot.com, lymeinfauquier@gmail.com .

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT, 3-5 p.m. last Sundays, Cornwall Medical Pavilion Building, community meeting room, 224-D Cornwall St., Leesburg. lymeaide4you@aol.com.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT, 7 p.m. second Thursdays, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St., Purcellville. Free. charpheal@yahoo.com .

MADD LOUDOUN VICTIM SUPPORT, 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, 210 Wirt St., Leesburg. For families and significant others who have been affected by drunken-driving crashes. 540-338-6491.

MAN-TO-MAN CANCER SUPPORT, sponsored by Loudoun Cancer Care Center, for prostate cancer patients and their families, 6:30-8 p.m. second Tuesdays, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-858-8857 or karen.arche r@inova.org .

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT, 2-4 p.m. last Sundays, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls, 703-771-4256; 10-11:30 a.m. fourth Saturdays, 540-937-3808. Location alternates monthly between Fauquier Hospital and Culpeper Memorial Hospital.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP, “Serenity Thursdays,” a twelve-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted person. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St. Free. www.nar-anon.org.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, weekly meetings in Leesburg, Round Hill, Chantilly, Sterling and Reston. Times and locations: 800-543-4670 or www.dcana.org.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 12-step program for those with eating disorders. For locations and times, 505-891-2664, info@oa.org, www.oa.org/allaboutmeetings.htm.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Leeds Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 4332 Leeds Manor Rd., Hume, 540-542-7688; 7:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St., Purcellville, 703-823-6682; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St., 703-823-6682; 11:30 a.m. Fridays, Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St., use single-door entrance to the left of the double-door entrance to the sanctuary and follow sign to the parlor on the second floor, 703-443-9144; 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Rd., 571-340-2546; 9 a.m. Saturdays, Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St., use the single-door entrance to the left of the double-door entrance to the sanctuary. Follow sign to the parlor on the second floor, 540-751-0685.

PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP, Arc of Loudoun, 7 p.m. second Thursdays. Discussions cover topics pertaining to care for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Call for location. 703-777-1939.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT, 1:30-3 p.m. first Tuesdays, Ashburn location. Open to anyone with Parkinson’s disease, family members and caregivers. Information: 703-404-5563.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT, 6-7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Open to anyone with Parkinson’s disease, family members, caregivers and loved ones. $1, drop-in. 703-724-9338.

REACH TO RECOVERY, home-visit program for mastectomy and lumpectomy patients, sponsored by the American Cancer Society; temporary prostheses, exercise instruction and encouragement. Free. 703-938-5550.

SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 12-step program of recovery for those who want to stop self-destructive sexual behavior. 703-866-6929.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND INCEST SURVIVORS GROUP COUNSELING, all services provided by Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice and Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter are free and confidential. 703-771-
9020.

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS EMPOWERMENT SUPPORT, sponsored by Sexual Assault Victims Volunteer Initiative, Mondays. Child care available with 48-hour notice. Call for times and locations. Free. 540-349-7720.

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Cancer patie nts, family members and friends. Learn about using spiritual resources to cope with cancer. 703-858-8850.

STROKE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS SUPPORT, 11 a.m.-noon second Wednesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg, second-floor Patient Education Room. Free. robyn.thomson@inova.org.

WIDOW AND WIDOWERS SUPPORT, 11 a.m. third Mondays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. NW. Free. 703-737-8039.

WOMEN’S SUPPORT, sponsored by Services to Abused Families, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Confidential location. Free. 540-825-8876.

WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT, Woman to Woman, 6:30-8 p.m. first Wednesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Registration required. 703-858-8850.

MISCELLANEOUS

CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, Fauquier Health LIFE Center, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Registration required. $35. 540-316-2640.

EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES, Loudoun residents who are in need can receive a free three-day supply of groceries. Supplies are distributed Mondays to Saturdays by Loudoun Interfaith Relief. 703-777-5911 or www.interfaithrelief.org.

FAUQUIER FREE WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINIC, patients must call between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Thursdays to register for the clinic, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Patients are also seen by appointment Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fauquier and Rappahannock residents only. Bring proof of address for the first visit. Patients cannot have Medicaid, Medicare or private health insurance. Call 540-347-0394 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays.

HERITAGE HALL FAMILY COUNCIL, 5-6 p.m. second Mondays, Heritage Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center conference room, 122 Morven Park Rd., Leesburg. Promotes and protects residents’ rights in nursing homes. Friends and family members are welcome to attend. Free. 540-882-3385.

GAMERS UNION FOR TEENS WITH ASPERGER’S, for ages 12 to 21, accompanied by a caregiver, 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Provides an opportunity for teens to interact with others through gaming while their caregivers meet for friendship and networking. Free. To register, call 703-777-0323.

MOTOR SKILL SCREENINGS, birth to 21 months, first Thursdays, Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, 19465 Deerfield Ave., Suite 201, Lansdowne. Find out whether a child’s fine and gross motor skills are in normal developmental ranges. Call for an appointment. Free. 703-858-7620.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN, call to receive help in resolving complaints made by or for residents of long-term-care facilities. 703-324-5861.

REIKI SESSIO NS, 6:45-8 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Inova Loudoun Hosp ital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. A program for cancer patients that aims to recharge and balance the body’s energy. Free, registration required. 703-858-8857.

ROAD TO RECOVERY, for cancer patients who need transportation to treatment appointments. Free. 703-938-5550.

SAFE SITTER CLASSES, ages 11-13, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. first Saturdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. To successfully complete the program, students must pass a practical and written test to show they have mastered the concepts and have skills to handle an emergency. $75; includes student handbook, snacks and a tour of the mobile health unit. Registration required. 571-308-5794.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE SCREENINGS, for ages 3 and older, first Thursdays, Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, 19465 Deerfield Ave., Suite 201, Lansdowne. Call for appointment. Free. 703-858-7620.

TREE OF LIFE FOOD PANTRY, serving western Loudoun. Food deliveries are made Wednesdays and Saturdays. Information: 703-554-3595.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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