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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday 11

BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING, for age 55 and older. 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5321.

STRESS AND TENSION PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, senior adult specialist Nancy Connors discusses how to counteract stress and tension. 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

Friday 12

FAST FORWARDS WALKING GROUP, for age 55 and older, fast-paced walk in the neighborhood. 9 a.m. Fridays, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

LEE WALKERS, for age 55 and older, travel by van to Alexandria for a walk at Holmes Run Park. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2, registration required. 703-228-0555.

Saturday 13

FITNESS PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, certified fitness coaches teach how to use weight machines. 7-10 a.m. Saturday, 7-11 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and June 18, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Drop in, $3.50. 703-228-4745.

Monday 15

ICE SKATING, for age 55 and older. 8-9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $1, includes skate rental. 703-228-4745.

DROP-IN SEATED EXERCISE CLASS, for age 55 and older, improve muscle strength, flexibility and balance. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and June 19, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Each class; $3.50. 703-228-4878.

DROP-IN EXERCISE CLASSES, for age 55 and older, improve strength using weights. 9 a.m. sessions: upper body, Monday; lower body, Wednesday; and lower body, June 19, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-4745.

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly program. Travel by van to Annandale and walk along Holmes Run Trail. 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0955.

DROP-IN FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, to improve motion, muscle tone, bone density and balance. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and June 19, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Each session, $3.50. 703-228-4745.

SQUARE DANCING, all levels are welcome. 10 a.m.-noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $24 annually. 703-228-0555.

BRAIN AEROBICS, for age 55 and older, to stimulate thinking and memory. 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

CARDIO EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, by certified fitness professionals. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and June 19, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Drop in, $3.50. 703-228-5321.

PICKLEBALL, for age 55 and older, tennis with a short net. 12:30-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and June 18, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

ARTHRITIS PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, low-impact exercise for those with arthritis, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation's Improvement Series. 5:30 p.m. Mondays or Wednesdays, through July 8, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Six sessions, $24; registration required. 703-228-4878.

TAI CHI WORKSHOP, Maiky Tran teaches classes for cancer patients. 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-0908.

Tuesday 16

EXERCISE CLASS, aerobics, dance and strength training taught by Irena Woodruff. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and June 18, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 16 sessions; $56, registration required. 703-228-5722.

LANGSTON-BROWN WALKERS, for ages 55 and older, a walk around the center. 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

DROP-IN FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, includes cardiovascular workout. 10 a.m. Tuesday and June 18, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-0555.

TABLE TENNIS, all levels and coaching available. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and June 19, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955.

"LIVING WITH HEARING LOSS," discussion on coping with hearing loss and demonstration of assistive listening devices. 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

MENTAL EXERCISE CLASS, solve Sudoku puzzles. 1-3 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0555.

WII FIT WORKSHOPS, for age 55 and older, includes yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance games. 1 p.m. Tuesday and June 18, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, reservations required. 703-228-5321.

DROP-IN VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM, all levels welcome and coaches available. 1:30-3 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

EARLY-STAGE BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, facilitated by an oncology social worker. 5-6:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

PROSTATE CANCER, support group, share experiences and meet others and their families coping with prostate cancer. 6-8 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-768-6001 or http://www.lifewithcancer.org.

Wednesday 17

CANCER PROGRAM, cosmetic tips for patients for before, during and after treatments, cosponsored by the American Cancer Society. 6-8 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-504-7921.

CANCER LECTURE, chaplain Edward Bauman discusses "Healing and Renewal Through Centering Prayer." 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, community center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-0913.

HEALING THROUGH ART, cancer support group, facilitated by an art therapist. 7-8:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 7 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. $26 annually. 703-868-9066.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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