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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Alternative Therapy

REIKI SESSIONS, 6:45-8 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. A program for cancer patients that aims to recharge and balance the body's energy. Free, registration required. 703-858-8857.

Blood Drives

BLOOD DRIVES, 7 a.m.-noon Sunday, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 37730 St. Francis Ct., Purcellville, 540-338-6313; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, NALC Health Benefit Plan, 20547 Waverly Ct., Ashburn, 800-448-3543; 1:30-6 p.m. Friday, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 1-7 p.m. Oct. 29, Foxcroft School, 22407 Foxcroft Rd., Middleburg, 540-687-4332.

INOVA BLOOD DONOR CENTER, noon-8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Dulles Town Center, 45745 Nokes Blvd., Sterling. Walk-ins welcome. 866-256-6372, http://www.inova.org/donateblood.

INOVA LOUDOUN HOSPITAL-INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES, noon-7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital at Lansdowne, conference rooms A and B, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 866-256-6372.

Flu Shot Clinics

INOVA LOUDOUN MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES, those 4 and older are eligible to receive a flu shot at community clinics; infants 6 months and older can be vaccinated at hospital-based clinics at the Loudoun Medical Center Cornwall campus and Inova Loudoun Hospital Lansdowne campus. Children need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The vaccine is available on a first-come, first-served basis. $25 (cash or check). Senior citizens with a valid Medicare Part B card can receive the inoculation without charge. 703-750-8800, 877-89505 or http://inova.org/flu.

Community clinics, 8 am.-12:15 p.m. Sunday, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd.; 4-8 p.m. Monday, in front of Safeway, Route 50, Middleburg; 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville; 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 Round Hill Town Office, 23 Main St.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Round Hill United Methodist Church, 11 W. Loudoun St.; 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25, St. Francis DeSales Church, 37730 St. Francis Ct., Purcellville; 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25, Christ the Redeemer Church, 46833 Harry Bryd Hwy., Sterling; 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 27, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29, Dulles South Multipurpose Center, 24950 Riding Center Dr., South Riding; 2-8 p.m. Oct. 29, Purcellville Town Office, 130 E. Main St.

Hospital-based clinics, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg (use front entrance).

Hearing

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER, technological help through the state Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and with loans from the state Technology Assistance Program, referrals to other agencies and presentations to businesses, civic groups and schools, 2-5 p.m. third Thursdays, the Workplace, 205 Keith St., Warrenton. Free. Call for appointment. 800-648-6324, TDD 540-373-5890.

HEARING SCREENINGS, 18 and older, first Thursdays, Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, 19465 Deerfield Ave., Suite 201, Lansdowne. Call for an appointment. Free. 703-858-7620.

HEARING-LOSS OUTREACH, free information and referrals. Walk-ins, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Loudoun County WorkForce Center, 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg; 10 a.m.-noon third Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. For free one-on-one appointments, contact 703-430-2906 or nvrcloudoun@aol.com. For hearing loss, tinnitus or Meniere's syndrome support, 2 p.m. first Fridays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. For all ages, including parents of children with hearing loss. 703-430-2906.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE DEAF AND HEARING-IMPAIRED, 18 and older, 10 a.m. second Tuesdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Information about mild to severe hearing loss and the newest equipment available will be provided. Free. 571-258-3400.

Mental Health

CRISISLINK, suicide and crisis prevention, intervention and response. Organization provides community education and training in mental health issues, has a certified volunteer crisis response team and offers CareRing, a free daily telephone outreach program for elderly and disabled people. Help is needed for the suicide and crisis hotline. For a training schedule, contact 703-527-6016, http://www.crisislink.org or volunteer@crisislink.org.


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