Health Calendar

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,

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

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).


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 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, or

LOUDOUN CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, 7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. Support group for family members and those with mental illness. Family education classes available. Free. 571-313-0908.

PIEDMONT CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, 170 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Serves Fauquier, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock counties. Support group for family members and those with mental illness. Free. 540-347-7620, Ext. 109.

RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL, provides support for people with anxiety, fear, depression, panic and other emotional problems, 8 p.m. Fridays, Friendship House, 16480 Meadowview Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1708.

Pregnancy, Parenting

ADOPTIVE FAMILY PRESERVATION, 12:30-2 p.m. third Tuesdays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Adoptive families discuss common experiences and ideas related to post-placement and permanency issues. Open to parents in Loudoun and surrounding areas. Free, registration required. 703-941-9008, Ext. 23,

BIRTH MATTERS VIRGINIA, Birth Circle discussions, 7-9 p.m. every other month, 830 Valemount Terr. NE, Leesburg. Information and support offered for pregnancy, birth and postpartum issues. Free, registration required. 540-338-2850,

BIRTHRIGHT OF LOUDOUN COUNTY, free pregnancy tests, clothes, baby clothing, transportation and support throughout pregnancy, 823 S. King St., Suite I, Leesburg. 703-777-7272.

BOND BETWEEN US, a nonprofit organization that offers support to birth parents and their significant others when children have been placed for adoption, 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Call for location. Free. 703-771-7844.

BREAST-FEEDING CLASSES, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Birthing Inn, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Classes are facilitated by a lactation consultant. No registration. Free. 703-858-6000,

DADS' SUPPORT, 8 p.m. first Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Provides a place for new fathers or fathers-to-be to ask questions and share ideas. Free. 703-858-6360,

"LET'S TALK BABIES" SEMINAR, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7, Inova Loudoun Hospital 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg (conference rooms A and B). Professionals from the labor and delivery field will present educational programs to expectant parents. Giveaways and prizes. Free, registration required. 703-779-2694, (click on education).

FAMILIES IN TRANSITION SUPPORT, "For the Children's Sake," for Loudoun and Fauquier parents separating or divorcing, help with developing co-parenting skills. Four-hour session weekly. Free. 703-391-8599,

LA LECHE LEAGUE, mother-to-mother support and breast-feeding information, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays in Warrenton, 540-351-6103; 10 a.m. third Thursdays, Marshall Baptist Church, 4121 Winchester Rd., 540-364-1487; 10:15 a.m.-noon third Fridays, Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, 703-404-0121; 10:15 a.m. Fridays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd., 703-753-3214. Free.

LOUDOUN COMMUNITY FATHERHOOD PROGRAM, fathers and father figures discuss the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Meets every other Saturday for two hours for four months. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Family Service. Free. 703-404-1901,

LOUDOUN-FAIRFAX MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES CLUB, 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd. Free. 703-715-6669.

LOUDOUN FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN, short-term emergency care and mentoring for children who have been abused or neglected or are experiencing family crises. 703-771-9505,

LOUDOUN NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM, explores ways to implement positive parenting techniques. Classes in English and Spanish throughout the year. Free. 703-771-3973,

MOTHERNET/HEALTHY FAMILIES LOUDOUN, program links first-time parents with medical, social and educational resources needed to give children a socially and physically healthy start in life. Family support workers meet with participants in homes. English-Spanish translation provided. 703-444-4477, Ext. 217,

NEW MOMS SUPPORT, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Inova Loudoun Medical Pavilion, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg (main entrance in front of the building). Babies are welcome to attend. Free. 703-858-6360,

PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH SUPPORT, Childbirth Solutions Resource Center, 8393 W. Main St., Marshall. Education and support on birthing options. 571-344-0438.

YOUNG PARENT SERVICES, program for teenage parents offering individual case management and weekly support group, Loudoun County Department of Family Social Services, 52 Sycolin Rd., Leesburg. Call for times. 703-771-5375.


DIABETES SUPPORT, 11 a.m. first Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE. 703-737-8039.

EYEGLASS CARE, 1-2 p.m. second Wednesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Staff members from Lens Crafters at Dulles Town Center will be available to clean glasses and provide minor repairs. Free. 703-430-2397.

EXERCISE TAPE, National Council on Aging video for those 55 and older, 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE. 703-737-8039.

FALL PREVENTION SUMMIT, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg. Presentations by representatives from the Virginia Department of Health and the National Council on Aging. Learn how to prevent injuries from falls and how to reduce medical costs related to falls. Sponsored by Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging and members of the Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition. Free. 703-771-5600.

GENTLE YOGA FOR SENIORS, seated poses, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Drop-in fee, $12. 571-258-3400.

HEARING INFORMATION, 11 a.m.-noon first Wednesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE. Joan Cassidy will present information on resources and devices available for mild to severe hearing loss. Free. 703-737-8039.

INOVA LOUDOUN MOBILE VAN, 9:30 a.m.-noon, second and fourth Tuesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling, 703-430-2397; 9:30 a.m.-noon first Wednesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE. Blood pressure and glucose testing, as well as other medical services. 703-737-8039.

LAUGH YOGA FOR SENIORS, stretching, flexibility and balance, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE. Free. 703-737-8039.

LAUGH YOGA FOR SENIORS, breathing and playful exercises, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Drop-in fee, $3. 571-258-3400.

LIFELINE, 24-hour personal response service for seniors. Call Inova Loudoun Hospital for information. 703-858-8094.

LOUDOUN COUNTY ADULT DAY CENTERS, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays in Leesburg (703-771-5334) and Purcellville (571-258-3402). County-owned and -operated licensed adult day centers for seniors with physical limitations or memory loss. Provides a safe and social environment, therapeutic activities, individualized personal care, respite for caregivers and limited transportation. Sliding-scale fees.

LOUDOUN VOLUNTEER CAREGIVERS, a nonprofit group that helps elderly or disabled adults maintain independence and quality of life. Services are based on need, not income. 703-779-8617.

ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT AND PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Call to schedule an appointment with Kathy Kehoe, Area Agency on Aging case manager. Free. 703-737-8741.

RESOURCE FOR HEALTH AND AGING, health and aging resources for seniors, caregivers, adults with disabilities and their families. Free.

Support Groups

ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER SUPPORT, 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Human Bionics, 190 N. 21st St., Suite B, Purcellville. Free. 540-338-0477.

AL-ANON SERVICE CENTER OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, a volunteer is on 24-hour duty with information for spouses, relatives and friends of problem drinkers. 703-534-4357, 877-339-8350. 8 p.m. Mondays, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 125 W. Washington St., Middleburg, 540-554-2747; 8:30 p.m. Fridays, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains, 800-344-2666; 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, Route 29 N., 540-347-7448; and 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, Warrenton Presbyterian Church, 91 Main St., 800-344-2666.

ALATEEN, 7 p.m. Fridays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St. 877-339-8350.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, many meeting times and locations in Loudoun. 800-208-8649, 703-876-6166,

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, 7-8 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Fauquier Hospital Tower, Chestnut Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. 540-349-0588.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, 5:30-6:30 p.m. fourth Mondays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. For those with new diagnoses or starting treatment. Register if attending for the first time. Free. 703-858-8857.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, 6:30-8 p.m. fourth Mondays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. For those finished with treatment or those who have a recurrence or metastatic breast cancer. Register if attending for the first time. Free. 703-858-8857.

CANCER SUPPORT, for patients, family members and friends. 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, Room 209, 20962 Ashburn Rd. Child care will not be provided. 703-729-2012,

CARING FOR AGING PARENTS, support group, 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Family Focus Counseling Service, 20-B John Marshall St., Warrenton. Confidential. 540-349-4537.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM, for ages 5-12 who have relatives with cancer. Group activities, artwork and discussion. Learn helpful ways to express and deal with feelings. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Free, registration required. 703-208-5623.

CHRONIC ILLNESS SUPPORT, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Fauquier Hospital Bistro on the Hill restaurant (wheelchair accessible), 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Sponsored by the Spiritual Care Support Ministries. 540-349-5814,

DEPRESSION BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE OF WESTERN LOUDOUN, 3 p.m. Saturdays, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. (Carruthers room). Free. 703-431-7160,

DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Video seminar series for people experiencing the hurt of divorce or separation. Free. For information, call Carol or Dick Jenkins, 540-349-5814.

DROP-IN GRIEF SUPPORT, for those coping with a death, 1-2 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Capital Hospice, Loudoun office, 209 Gibson St. NW, Suite 202, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-7866.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS ANONYMOUS, support group for people with substance abuse and mental health challenges, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Cornwall campus, 224 Cornwall St., Leesburg. Free. 301-827-7220.

GRIEF SUPPORT, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-5814.

GROWING SEASONS, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Purcellville Baptist Church, 601 Yaxley Dr., Room 105. Program for children who have experienced a loss due to death or divorce. 540-338-0918.

HOSPICE SUPPORT, a medical equipment loan facility that serves Fauquier County residents at no cost. Especially need donations of wheelchairs, bedside commodes, rolling walkers, electric hospital beds, shower benches and chairs, adult diapers, lift chairs and Hoyer lifts, Ensure and hospital bed mattresses. 540-347-5922.

LOUDOUN CHADD SUPPORT, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Leesburg Town Hall, lower-level conference room, 25 W. Market St. Free. 703-669-2445.

MADD LOUDOUN VICTIM SUPPORT, 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, 210 Wirt St., Leesburg. For families and significant others who have been affected by drunken-driving crashes. 540-338-6491.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT, 2-4 p.m. last Sundays, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls, 703-771-4256; 10-11:30 a.m. fourth Saturdays, 540-937-3808. Location alternates monthly between Fauquier Hospital and Culpeper Memorial Hospital. Free.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS PROGRAM, meetings each week in Leesburg, Round Hill, Chantilly, Sterling and Reston. For times and locations, 800-543-4670 or

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 12-step program for those with eating disorders. For locations and times, 505-891-2664,,

REACH TO RECOVERY, home-visit program for mastectomy and lumpectomy patients, sponsored by the American Cancer Society; temporary prostheses, exercise instruction and encouragement. Free. 703-938-5550.

SEPARATION AND DIVORCE SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. third Mondays, Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St. 703-777-1414.

SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 12-step program of recovery for those who want to stop self-destructive sexual behavior. 703-866-6929.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND INCEST SURVIVORS GROUP COUNSELING, all services provided by Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice and Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter are free and confidential. 703-771-9020.

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS EMPOWERMENT SUPPORT, sponsored by Sexual Assault Victims Volunteer Initiative, Mondays. Child care available with 48-hour notice. Call for times and locations. Free. 540-349-7720.

SPOUSE LOSS SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 24, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Facilitated by Vickie Richey. Free. 540-349-5814.


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Fauquier Hospital lobby, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Free. 540-316-3588.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 18 and older, 10 a.m.-noon first and third Thursdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Free. 571-258-3400.

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING, ongoing, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, Fauquier Health LIFE Center, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Registration required. $35. 540-316-2640.

EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES, Loudoun residents in need can receive a free three-day supply of groceries. Supplies are distributed Mondays-Saturdays by Loudoun Interfaith Relief. 703-777-5911,

FAUQUIER FREE WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINIC, patients must call between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Thursdays to register for the clinic, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Patients are also seen by appointment Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fauquier and Rappahannock residents only. Take proof of address for the first visit. To be eligible for treatment, patients cannot have Medicaid, Medicare or private health insurance. Call 540-347-0394 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays.

HERITAGE HALL FAMILY COUNCIL, 6-7 p.m. second Mondays, Heritage Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center conference room, 122 Morven Park Rd., Leesburg. Promotes and protects residents' rights in the nursing home. Friends and family members are welcome to attend. Free. 540-882-3385.

H1N1 (SWINE) INFLUENZA INFORMATION MEETING, 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Harmony Intermediate School, 38174 W. Colonial Hwy., Hamilton. Representatives from the Loudoun County Health Department, Loudoun public schools and Inova Loudoun Hospital will discuss steps to prepare for influenza. Free. 703-771-5512,

MARY'S FAMILY, respite program for families of children with special needs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. second Saturdays at locations throughout the Piedmont. Program includes pediatric nurse, one volunteer per child and appropriate activities. 4-H club meets each month. Siblings are encouraged to attend. $15 per day. 540-364-4757,

NORTHERN VIRGINIA LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN, investigates and works to resolve complaints made by or for residents of long-term care facilities. 703-324-5861.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SCREENINGS, birth to 21 months, first Thursdays, Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, 19465 Deerfield Ave., Suite 201, Lansdowne. Find out whether your child's fine and gross motor skills are in normal developmental ranges. Call for an appointment. Free. 703-858-7620.

ROAD TO RECOVERY, for cancer patients who need transportation to treatment. Free. 703-938-5550.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE SCREENINGS, 3 and older, first Thursdays, Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, 19465 Deerfield Ave., Suite 201, Lansdowne. Call for appointment. Free. 703-858-7620.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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