Montgomery wellness calendar, Jan. 24-31

January 23, 2013

Outpatient addiction services Group counseling for people with mental health and substance-abuse issues. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Adult Behavioral Health Services, 981 Rollins Ave., Rockville. 240-777-1680. www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS.

Tai chi for health A meditative exercise program intended to improve balance, coordination and range of motion. Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Ross Boddy Community Center, 18529 Brooke Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-8881. Free. Registration required.

“Guided Mindful Meditation”classes For anyone affected by cancer, led by May Benatar. Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Hope Connections for Cancer Support, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. 301-493-5002. www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org. Free. Registration required.

Line-dancing classes Vigorous movement routine. Saturdays and Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.

First-aid class Instruction and hands-on demonstrations in the basics. Saturday at 9 a.m. Holy Cross Hospital Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring. 301-754-7000. $45. Registration required.

“Bone Builders” classes For adults; two sessions a week intended to improve balance and increase bone density. Mondays and Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr. 240-777-1350. Free.

Gentle yoga classes For anyone affected by cancer; stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises. Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 and 11:15 a.m. Hope Connections for Cancer Support, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. 301-493-5002. www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org.

Sustainable-agriculture documentary A screening of “Fresh: New Thinking About What We’re Eating” (2009). The Ana Sofia Joanes film pays homage to farmers, thinkers and business people who are reinventing the food system. Monday at 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free.

“Better Bones” movement classes For age 55 and older; exercises to help improve strength and balance. Much of the regimen can be followed while seated. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. 301-754-8800. Free. Registration requested.

Adventist HealthCare Walking Club Tuesdays at 8 a.m. Westfield Montgomery Shopping Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. 301-469-6000. Free.

“Inner Peace and Healing” classes For anyone affected by cancer; a discussion and exercises led by Afie Lattimer, a reiki master. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Hope Connections for Cancer Support, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. 301-493-5002. www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org. Free. Registration required.

Hearing-devices open house Demonstrations of assistive devices by retired audiologist Lynn Perlroth. Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 301-208-8279. Free.

“Pink Ribbon Pilates” classes For breast cancer survivors, led by Jill Studley. Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Hope Connections for Cancer Support, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. 301-493-5002. www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org. Free. Orientation required; physician-approval requested.

Hospice and Transitions program Volunteers needed, especially those who are fluent in Russian. For information, contact the Jewish Social Service Agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-816-2650. agoott@jssa.org. www.jssa.org.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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