Montgomery wellness calendar, May 9 to 16, 2013

May 8, 2013

Bike to Work Day registration open Register with the Rockville Town Center pit stop — or the closest one to you — to get a free T-shirt, refreshments and chances to win prizes there on May 17. Rockville Town Center, Maryland Avenue and East Middle Lane, Rockville. 800-745-7433. www.biketoworkmetrodc.com.

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

International Fitness Party in the Park Sample Zumba, belly dance, Bokwa and other fitness classes. Friday, 6-9 p.m. Gaithersburg City Hall, concert pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave. 301-258-6350. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/classes. Free.

“Better Bones” classes To improve balance and flexibility and enhance well-being. Sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital. Mondays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 301-754-7895. Free.

Senior Fit An instructor leads a 45-minute fitness program to help increase strength, balance and cardiovascular endurance. For age 55 and older. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. 301-774-8881. Free, registration required. www.medstarmontgomery.org/classes.

Diabetes self-management education, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Nutrition and Diabetes Center, 17735 Georgia Ave., Suite 010, Olney. 301-774-8727. Cost determined by individual insurance coverage. www.medstarmontgomery.org/classes.

Afternoon grief support group For anyone grieving the death of a loved one, a six-week group led by Montgomery Hospice counselors. Tuesday, 1 p.m. North Bethesda United Methodist Church, 10100 Old Georgetown Rd. 301-921-4400. Free, registration required.

Brain Gains As We Age A discussion on how visual arts help us analyze, interpret and appreciate the world. Tuesday, 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free.

Mind and body workshop In observance of National Women’s Health Week, Rezvan Ameli from the National Institute on Mental Health will discuss women’s nutrition, healthy aging, mental and emotional health and the importance of managing stress. Wednesday, noon. NIH, 1st floor conference room, Louis Stokes building (Bldg. 50), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. 301-402-1770 or womenshealth@hhs.gov. Free, registration requested.

Heartwell Talk: Stroke Update Nurse Mary Flynn from Suburban Hospital discusses stroke symptoms, warning signs, screenings, and diet changes that can reduce risk factors. Wednesday, 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free.

Power Foods and Healthy Aging A discussion followed by food sampling and tours of the community. Next Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fox Hill Senior Condominiums, 8300 Burdette Rd., Bethesda. 301-968-1850. Free, reservations required.

Vision Support Lunch and Learn Marti Bailey from Sibley Senior Association and Community Health will discuss “Transitions: Grow with the Flow.” A complimentary light lunch will be served. Next Thursday, 12:30 p.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov. Free, registration required.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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