Montgomery wellness calendar, Jan. 31-Feb. 7

January 30, 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.

Volunteers needed To lead “Bone Builders” exercise classes intended to help prevent falls and fractures caused by osteoporosis. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. 240-777-3043. dawn.praske@montgomerycountymd.gov.

“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 A 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.

“Bone Builders” classes Exercises 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 Stretching and breathing exercises for those affected by cancer. 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. Free. Registration required.

“Better Bones” classes Exercises intended to improve balance and increase bone density. 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” class 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.

Silver Spring blood drive Tuesday, 1:30-8 p.m. Montgomery County Chapter House, 2020 East West Hwy., Silver Spring. 800-733-2767. www.redcrossblood.org. Appointments recommended.

“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. Registration required.

Tai chi meditative exercise Next Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Ross Boddy Community Center, 18529 Brooke Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-8881. Free. Registration required.

“Managing Heart Disease” workshop A presentation by Suburban Hospital cardiologist Daniel Schwartz. Next Thursday at 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free. Registration required. Free.

Ocular health workshop A presentation by ophthalmologist Toufic Melki, of the Retina Centers of Washington. Free glaucoma screenings will follow. Sponsored by the Prevention of Blindness Society. Next Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The Village at Rockville, 9701 Veirs Dr., Rockville. 301-354-8447. www.thevillageatrockville.org. Free. Registration required.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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