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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Thursday 23

LANGSTON-BROWN WALKERS, a walk around the neighborhood. 9:30 a.m. Meet at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for those coping with the loss of loved ones. 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, Capital Hospice, Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, 4715 N. 15th St., Arlington. Free. 703-538-2044.

ARLINGTON MEDICARE PROGRAM, one-on-one sessions available for Arlington residents who need help understanding or enrolling in Medicare Part D. Sponsored by the Arlington Agency on Aging. Free. Call 703-228-1700 for an appointment.

Friday 24

LEE WALKERS, walk along Rock Creek Park in the District. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

ARLINGTON HEALTH CARE PROGRAM, an educator from the Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging discusses Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse. 10:15 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5700.

Saturday 25

TAI CHI PRACTICE, all levels, for seniors. 9 a.m. Saturdays, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

ARLINGTON BLOOD DRIVE, walk in or make an appointment, sponsored by Inova Blood Donor Services. 10 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-698-3885 or http://www.inova.org/donateblood .

Monday 27

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly walking program at Bon Air Park in Arlington. 9:30 a.m. Meet at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50. Registration required. 703-228-5703.

WEIGHT LOSS, meeting of support group Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Private weigh-ins. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0555.

LYMPHOMA PROGRAM, for those with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Registration deadline is Monday for March 31 lunch and presentation by oncologist Robert Christie, titled "Breaking Through the Age Barrier: Getting the Best Cancer Treatment." Sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Noon to 1 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington, 1625 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. Registration required. 703-960-1100, Ext. 231.

TAI CHI WORKSHOP, Maiky Tran teaches movements that focus on breathing, relaxation and meditation, as well as isometric exercises to strengthen muscles and increase energy. 7 to 8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington, Cancer Resource Center community classroom, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. Registration required. 703-558-0908.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER, support group for people with the condition. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Free. 703-250-1126.

Tuesday 28

ALEXANDRIA MEDICARE PROGRAM, one-on-one sessions, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, for Alexandria residents who need assistance with enrollment or help understanding the benefits of Medicare Part D. Sponsored by Alexandria's Department of Human Services Office of Aging and Adult Services. Free. Call 703-838-0920 for an appointment.

LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS CLASSES, seniors, includes dance and strength training. 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 16 sessions, $56. Registration required. 703-228-5722.

EATING FOR ONE PROGRAM, discussed by a registered dietitian. 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0555.

ACTIVE FOR LIFE PROGRAM, seniors. Learn how to add physical activity to daily routines. Screening by phone required. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 14 weeks; free. 703-807-5855.

WEIGHT LOSS, meeting of Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 7 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT, people undergoing treatment or those newly diagnosed discuss problems and options, facilitated by a prostate cancer survivor and an oncology social worker, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. 7 to 8:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555 or 703-558-6443.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT, for parents, friends and significant others of individuals with depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, sponsored by National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Arlington, 7:30 p.m., Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-760-8988.

Wednesday 29

SENIOR WALKING CLUB, walk from Lake Accotink to Wakefield Center in Springfield. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

PERSONAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT, for seniors. Fitness plan includes three sessions with a certified professional. Wednesdays, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. $120. Registration required. 703-228-4771.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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