Montgomery wellness calendar, Aug. 1 to 8, 2013

Correction: An earlier version of this listing gave incorrect contact information for the breast cancer and lymphedema support group at Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland. The correct e-mail address is sdave@adventisthealthcare.com. This version has been corrected.

July 31, 2013

“Better Bones” classes Designed to improve balance and flexibility. Thursdays and Mondays, 2 p.m. Call to request a physician consent form. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 301-754-7895. Free.

Drop-in tai chi Student-led sessions. Fridays, 9:15 a.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov. $3; registration required.

“Food Facts and Fallacies” talk A dietitian offers tips on fitness and weight management for all ages and health conditions. A program of MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Friday, 9:30 a.m. Nutrition and Diabetes Center, 17735 Georgia Ave., Olney. 301-774-8727. $20, cash or check at the door.

Gentle yoga for seniors An instructor from the Mindfulness Center helps participants tone muscles, improve balance and increase circulation. Take a yoga mat and blanket. Friday, 10 a.m. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, second floor, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 240-777-8200. $70, registration required.

Hike to Cool Spring A naturalist leads a hike to the spring and along the edge of Little Seneca Lake. Babies and tots who can be carried are welcome. Sunday, 9-10:30 a.m. Black Hill Regional Park, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds. 301-528-3492. www.montgomeryparks.org. www.parkpass.org. $5. Registration required.

Talk on finances after a stroke A support meeting for caregivers and stroke survivors, Tuesday, 7 p.m.; talk on banking after a stroke, by Alfred Hui, a manager at Capital Bank, 8 p.m. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-530-3740. Free.

American Red Cross blood drive Donate blood. Tuesday, 1:30-8 p.m. Montgomery County Chapter House, 2020 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring. 800-733-2767. Appointments are optional.

Zumba on the Plaza Stage A fitness instructor from Washington Sports Club leads an outdoor class. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Fountain Plaza Stage at Downtown Silver Spring, 916 Ellsworth Dr. 301-203-4184. Free.

Health Talk: “Let’s Go Nuts” A Suburban Hospital nurse discusses the importance of nuts and seeds for a healthy diet. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.

Breast cancer and lymphedema support group A new group discusses the challenges of the health condition and self-care. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, 831 E. University Blvd., Suite 1400, Silver Spring. 301-445-3191. sdave@adventisthealthcare.com Free.

“Gut Happy” lecture Dietitian Wendy Weisblatt discusses probiotics, how they aid digestion and the importance of a healthy diet for digestion. Next Thursday, 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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