Alexandria and Arlington County health calendar

Thursday, February 18, 2010; VA22

Thursday 18

LANGSTON-BROWN WALKERS, for ages 55 and older, a walk around the center. 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Feb. 25, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

GET FIT FOR GARDENING PROGRAM, features yoga and exercises for gardeners, sponsored by Rock Spring Garden Club. 10 a.m., Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-538-5230.

SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP, for parents of children with disabilities. 10 a.m.-noon, Jefferson-Houston Elementary School, 1501 Cameron St., Alexandria. Free. 703-706-4552.

DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER'S LECTURE, nurse Aleena Truhart discusses its prevention and treatment. 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

HEALTH SCREENINGS, for age 55 and older, blood pressure and glucose screening (requires two-hour fast). 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0555.

HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK PROGRAM, Hai Jin Kim of Health Builders and Julia Wray of Cornerstone Chiropractic discuss "Fighting the Flu Naturally." 7-9 p.m., Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-824-6167 or http://arlalexva.holisticmoms.org.

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 to Accotink Stream Valley Trail in Springfield. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2, registration required. 703-228-0555.

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

SEATED EXERCISE CLASS, for age 55 and older. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Feb. 26, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $3.50. 703-228-4745.

STRENGTH TRAINING CLASSES, for age 55 and older, using weights. 9 a.m. Monday (upper body), Wednesday (torso) and Feb. 26 (lower body). Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. 16 sessions, $56, registration required. 703-228-4745.

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly program for age 55 and older. Travel by van to National Memorial Park in Falls Church. 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0955.

FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, intermediate and advance classes. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Feb. 26, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. $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.

PICKLEBALL, for age 55 and older, for all levels. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Feb. 25, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

SHINGLES TREATMENT, for age 55 and older, discussed by nurse Lynda Bass. 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required by Friday. 703-228-4403.

WEIGHTS PROGRAM, for age 55 and older. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Feb. 26, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 16 sessions, $56; registration required. 703-228-4745.

WII SPORTS AND GAMES, for age 55 and older. noon Monday and Wednesday, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5722.

TAI CHI WORKSHOP, Jimmy Kay teaches classes for cancer patients. 7-8 p.m. Mondays, through March 8, Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-0908.

Tuesday 23

WEIGHTS PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, using weight machines. 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesday-Feb. 25, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. 16 sessions, $56; registration required. 703-228-4745.

EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, facilitated by an oncology social worker. 5-6:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

CANCER PREVENTION AND SURVIVAL COOKING COURSE, 6:30-8:30 p.m. sessions, sponsored by the Cancer Project. Topics include: "Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives," Tuesday; and "Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control," March 2. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Four sessions, $80; each class, $25. 202-244-5038 or http://www.cancerproject.org.

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.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP, for families and friends and those with mental health issues. 7:30 p.m., Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, basement meeting room, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-760-8988.

Wednesday 24

WALKING CLUB, age 55 and older. Travel by van to the W&OD Trail in Arlington. 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

MENTAL EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, using Sudoku puzzles. 1-3 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5321.

VOLLEYBALL, for age 55 and older. 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

HEAD AND NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, for people who are undergoing or who have completed treatment, or those with new diagnoses and their families and friends. 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, community classroom, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-5555.

OPEN GYM FOR WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, for age 50 and older. 7 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4771.

WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 7 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. $26 annually. 703-868-9066.

Thursday 25

BRAIN HEALTH DISCUSSION, for age 55 and older. 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-4403.

-- Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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