Montgomery wellness calendar, May 23 to 30, 2013

May 22, 2013

“Ride the Riverside” fundraiser Registration is open for the June 8-9 bike ride to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Routes are 30 miles to more than 100 miles over one or two days. Visit www.bikemsdc.org for details and registration information.

Addiction services Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Free assessments or referrals. 877-413-3073.

Tai chi chuan This drop-in exercise class focuses on relaxation, balance and coordination. Thursday, 10 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.

Intimacy and Dementia A free caregiver education program about dementia and relationship changes. Adult day care will be provided by qualified staff. Thursday, 3 p.m. Arden Courts of Kensington, 4301 Knowles Ave. 301-493-7881. Kensington@arden-courts.com. Free, registration required.

Mindfulness Meditation For beginner and intermediate levels; a brief talk, instruction and guided meditation. Thursday, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists, 16913 Germantown Rd., Germantown. 301-540-8091. Free-will donations.

Overeaters Anonymous, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 205 S. Summit Ave., (enter through back door on right), Gaithersburg. 240-242-5328. www.overeatersanonymous.org.

Infant safety and CPR class For parents and guardians of newborns through age 1; learn CPR skills, infant safety and management of choking. Sunday, 10 a.m. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Medical Center Dr., Birch Room, 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. 800-542-5096. www.adventisthealthcare.com. $40; couples, $55. Registration required.

Adventist HealthCare Walking Club Meets in the food court. Tuesday, 8 a.m. Westfield Montgomery Shopping Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. 301-315-3030. www.adventisthealthcare.com. Free.

Brain Gains as We Age Michael C. Patterson, an educator, gerontologist and founding member of MindRAMP Consulting, discusses how creating art promotes physical and emotional well-being. Tuesday, 1:15-3:15 p.m. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free.

Speedskating Two short-track sessions. Sponsored by United Capital Blades Speedskating Club. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wheaton Regional Park Ice Rink, 11717 Orebaugh Ave. 301-979-9456. capita­lspeedskating@­gmail.­com. Free, registration required.

Medication review A pharmacist from Holy Cross Hospital consults on side effects, proper dosing and drug interactions. Bring your medications. Call for an appointment. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Holy Cross Hospital Senior Source, 8580 Second Ave., Silver Spring. 301-754-8800. Free, registration required.

Health & Wellness Expo Exhibitors, wellness workshops, health screenings, seated massage and more. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. Next Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Leisure World, Crystal Ballroom in Clubhouse I, 3700 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring. 301-348-3832. www.jssa.org. Free.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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