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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday 18

BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING, for age 55 and older, 10:15 a.m. screenings: Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., 703-228-0555; and Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., 703-228-5321. Free.

STROKE PROGRAM, information for stroke survivors and caregivers. 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0555.

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP, for lupus patients, led by trained professionals, sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter. 7 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, Small Conference Meeting Room, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 202-349-1167.

Friday 19

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

LEE WALKERS, for age 55 and older, travel by van for a walk at Arlington's Gulf Branch Park. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50, registration required. 703-228-0555.

BADMINTON, for age 55 and older, all levels and coaching available. 12:30-3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955.

Saturday 20

GATEWAY TO FITNESS, Lucy Bowen McCauley teaches stretch exercises. 9-10 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 5, except July 4, Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6638.

Sunday 21

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT, for parents of children, teenagers and young adults with a psychiatric diagnosis. 1-2:30 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-862-9588.

Monday 22

DROP-IN SEATED EXERCISE CLASS, for age 55 and older, improve muscle strength, flexibility and balance using dyna bands and weights. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and June 26, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Each class, $3.50. 703-228-4745.

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

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

DROP-IN EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, intermediate and advanced levels, to improve muscle tone, bone density, balance and flexibility, includes cardiovascular workout. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and June 26, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Each session, $3.50. 703-228-4745.

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

MIND GAMES, for age 55 and older, to stimulate thinking and improve 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 26, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Drop in, $3.50. 703-228-5321.

BRAIN FITNESS, activities for age 55 and older. 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5722.

WII GAMES, for age 55 and older, includes sports and games for mental skills. 1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0555.

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 23

EXERCISE CLASS, for age 55 and older, aerobics, dance and strength training. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and June 25, 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. 703-228-5321.

DROP-IN FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, for beginners, includes half-hour cardiovascular workout. 10 a.m. Tuesday and June 25, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-0555.

TABLE TENNIS, for age 55 and older, all levels and coaching available. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and June 25, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955.

WII FIT WORKSHOPS, for age 55 and older, includes yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance games. 1 p.m. Tuesday and June 25, 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.

BREAST CANCER GROUP, facilitated by Maureen Broderick and Shara Sosa. 5:30-7 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 730-504-3000.

EARLY-STAGE BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, facilitated by an oncology social worker. 6-7:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT, for people undergoing treatment or those with new diagnoses, their families and friends, facilitated by a prostate cancer survivor. 7-8:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555 or 703-558-6443.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, discussed by clinical psychologist Ron Wynne. 7 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP, for parents, friends and significant others of those with serious mental health issues, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 7:30 p.m., Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-760-8988.

Wednesday 24

WALKING CLUB, age 55 and older weekly exercise program. Travel by van to College Park for a walk along Lake Artemesia. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

MENTAL EXERCISE CLASS, for age 55 and older, using sudoku puzzles. 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0555.

LYMPHOMA SUPPORT, sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 4-5:30 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.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, for age 50 and older, practice and play three-on-three half-court scrimmages. 7-8:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4771.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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