Health Notes

Health Notes

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bereavement Support

The following free groups meet at Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. 703-941-7000,

· Widow and widower bereavement support group, 2-3:30 p.m. today and 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday.

· One-on-one grief support, by appointment.

Grief support group, for adults, 7:30-9 tonight, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. Free. Call Carol Mack, 703-455-2400, Ext. 17.

Educational and Self-Help

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a support group with weekly weigh-ins and educational programs. 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Bruen Chapel United Methodist Church, 3035 Cedar Lane, Fairfax. $24 a year and $5 a month. First meeting free. 703-205-9041, .

Breast-feeding mothers group discussion, led by a 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.

"Understanding Communication and Behavior in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders." A free seminar for caregivers of older adults offered by the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium. 10-11:30 a.m. today, Alzheimer's Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Registration encouraged; 703-324-5205.

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