Health Calendar

Fairfax County Health Calendar

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bereavement Support

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

Bereavement group, for people 59 and younger who lost a spouse or significant other in the past two years, 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Mondays, Washington Regional Transplant Community, 7619 Little River Tpk., Suite 900, Annandale. Free, registration required. 703-641-0100.

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.

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. Call Carol Mack at 703-533-2951.

GriefShare, a support group for those grieving the death of someone close to them. 6-8 p.m. Sundays, Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE, Vienna. $20 for optional workbook. 703-938-9050,

Educational and Self-Help

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weight-loss support group 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.

-- 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Church of the Spirit, 5775 Barclay Dr., No. G, Kingstowne. Monthly fee, $5. 703-313-0815.

-- 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Rd., Room 21, Springfield. Monthly fee, $5. 703-924-5924.

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