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Loudoun County health calendar

Sunday, January 17, 2010; LZ08

Blood drives

BLOOD DRIVES, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn, 866-256-6372; 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Monday, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg, 866-256-6372; 2:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Loudoun County Public School Administrative Building, 21000 Education Ct., Ashburn, 866-256-6372; 1:30-6 p.m. Friday, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Leesburg Public Safety Center, 65 Plaza St., 800-448-3543; 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd., 800-448-3543; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Greek Orthodox Church of Loudoun, 21580 Atlantic Blvd., Dulles, 800-448-3543; noon-6 p.m. Jan. 28, George Washington University Loudoun Campus, 44983 Knoll Sq., first floor executive building, Ashburn, 866-256-6372.

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 p.m. third Thursdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital at Lansdowne, conference rooms A and B, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 866-256-6372.

First aid

ADULT, INFANT AND CHILD CPR AND FIRST AID, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 30, Bethel United Methodist Church, Airlie Road, Warrenton. Registration. $70. 540-349-2516, pam@redcrosscva.org.

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.

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

INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING, for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. Provided by Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice. Free and confidential. 703-771-9020.

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.

ABRAHAM LOW SELF-HELP SYSTEMS, 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, jmellerio@umfs.org.

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 MADE SIMPLE, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19, Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Obstetrical nurse lactation consultants will teach about breast-feeding benefits and techniques. Dad are welcome. Register. $25. 540-316-3588.

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, http://www.fitsfoundation.org.

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, dadsproject@adelphia.net.

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, kburk@burkinc.com.

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

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, http://www.inmed.org.

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, http://www.thebirthinginn.org.

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

SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 18, 20430 Ashburn Village Blvd. The group will be using "Single Parenting That Works: Six Keys to Raising Happy, Healthy Children in a Single Parent Home," by Kevin Leman. Those interested in trying out the group can share a book before buying a copy. Child care will be available. $5 per child; family, $10. For information, call Tamara Alexander at 240-418-5063.

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.

Seniors

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.

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.

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID BENEFITS COUNSELING, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Fauquier Hospital Chestnut room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Free. 540-316-3588.

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. http://www.seniornavigator.com.

Support groups

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, http://www.nvintergroup.org.

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, http://www.ashburnpresbyterian.org.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 24796 Gum Spring Rd., South Riding. Bible-based 12-step program addressing addiction, co-dependency, anger and other self-destructive behaviors. Music and message followed by separate groups for men and women. Sponsored by Gateway Community Church. Free. 703-327-2700.

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.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, for parents who have experienced the death of a child, 7:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. 540-882-9707.

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

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.

GRIEFSHARE, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Purcellville Baptist Church, 601 Yaxley Dr., Room 201. Support group to help people cope with the death of a loved one. 540-338-0918.

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

GRIEF SUPPORT, sponsored by Hospice Support of Fauquier County, individual counseling available, open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one, 3:30-5 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Hospice Support Office, 42 N. Fifth St., Warrenton. Free, registration required. 540-347-5922, hospicesupport@verizon.net.

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.

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER, for women undergoing or emerging from cancer treatment, 6:45-9 p.m., meets every other month, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Call for dates. Free. 703-776-2820.

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.

-- Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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