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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Bereavement Support

Widow and widower bereavement support groups, 2-3:30 p.m. April 20. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. Free. 703-941-7000 or http://www.havenofnova.org .

One-on-one grief support. A volunteer will meet with a person grieving the death of a loved one. Volunteers will be selected to match individual needs. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. Free. 703-941-7000 or http://www.havenofnova.org .

GriefShare, a nondenominational international group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. 7 p.m. Wednesday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7426 Idylwood Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-573-0295.

Good Grief Dinner for Teens, a monthly opportunity for anyone of age 13-18 who has lost a loved one to cancer to share thoughts and feelings and learn about the grief process, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Free; registration required. Call Jenny Eckert at 703-208-5623.

Educational/Self-Help

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group with weekly weigh-ins and educational programs, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Bruen Chapel Methodist Church, 3035 Cedar Lane, Fairfax. $24 a year plus $5 a month. First meeting is free. 703-205-9041 or http://www.tops.org .

Breast-feeding mothers group discussion, led by an experienced maternal-infant nurse and lactation consultant. Weekly prize drawing, free parking, baby weight check, refreshments and resource information, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 7 South Dayroom, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. $5 a session. 703-776-6455.

A caregivers seminar, "Home is No Longer an Option . . . Now What?" by Anne O'Neill, RN, geriatric care manager and Rita Schumacher, director, Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Sponsored by the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium. 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St. Free. To register, call 703-324-5205. Directions, 703-464-6200.


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