Health Calendar

Fairfax Health Calendar

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bereavement Support

One-on-one support, by appointment, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. Free, registration required. 703-941-7000,

Grief support for adults, 7:30-9 p.m., first and third Thursdays, school building at Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. Free. Carol Mack at 703-533-2951.

Parent grief group, for anyone who has lost a child, age 18 or younger, to cancer, to share memories and experiences in a supportive environment. 7-8:30 p.m. today, Life With Cancer Family Center, Loft A, 8411 Pennell St., Fairfax. Free. 703-531-1515.

Pet loss support group, for anyone who has recently lost or is anticipating the loss of a beloved companion animal. 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax. Free. 703-280-2244.

Good Grief Dinner for Teens, a monthly dinner for ages 13-18 who have lost a loved one to cancer to share thoughts and feelings and learn about the grief process, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Life With Cancer Family Center, teen lounge, 8411 Pennell St., Fairfax. Free, registration required. Call Jenny Eckert at 703-698-2536,

Educational and Self-Help

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weight-loss support groups with weekly weigh-ins and educational programs. Annual membership, $26; first meeting, free.

-- 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Bruen Chapel United Methodist Church, 3035 Cedar Lane, Fairfax. Monthly fee, $6. 703-534-9335.

-- 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Church of the Spirit, 5775 Barclay Dr., No. G, Kingstowne. Monthly fee, $5. 703-313-0815.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, a 12-step program for those dealing with food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Wesley United Methodist Church, 711 Spring St. SE, Vienna. Free. 781-932-6300,

Overeaters Anonymous, a program of recovery from compulsive eating using 12 steps and 12 traditions. More than 50 meetings a week in Northern Virginia. Free. 703-823-6682 or

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