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Loudoun and Fauquier counties health calendar

Sunday, March 21, 2010; LZ06

Alternative therapy

REIKI SESSIONS, 6:45-8 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital 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, 1:30-6 p.m. Friday, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30, Rappahannock National Bank, 101 W. Washington St., Middleburg, 800-448-3543; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30, Loudoun Government Center, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg, 866-256-6372; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 1, Leesburg Town Office, 25 W. Market St., 866-256-6372; 3-8 p.m. April 5, Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, 800-448-3543; 3-8 p.m. April 6, Ashburn Fire and Rescue, 20688 Ashburn Rd., 800-448-3543.

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-AED AND FIRST AID, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 10, Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Register. $65. 540-316-3588.

Flu shots

H1N1 VACCINATIONS, the Loudoun County Health Department is providing mist and injection H1N1 vaccine to everyone at least 6 months old, 1-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the upper level (near Nordstrom), Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles Town Cir. 703-771-5829, http://www.loudoun.gov/flu.

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

INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING, for survivors of sexual violence and for 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.

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.

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.

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, sherylrivett@mac.com.

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.

DADS' SUPPORT, 7 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, http://www.thebirthinginn.org.

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.

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 -11:45 a.m. third Fridays, Call for location. 703-444-7386; 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, 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GRIEFSHARE, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 18, 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, "Spring Tea," noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Meet and talk with others who are grieving the loss of loved ones. Teens are welcome. Seating limited. Free. Call for reservations. 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.

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.

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.

PARENT DISCUSSION GROUP, Arc of Loudoun, 7 p.m. second Thursdays. Discussions cover topics pertaining to care for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Call for location. 703-777-1939.

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT, 1 p.m. first Tuesdays, Ashburn location. 703-404-5563.

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT, 6-7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Open to anyone who is living with Parkinson's disease, their family members, caregivers and loved ones. $1, drop-in. 703-724-9338.

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.

WOMEN'S SUPPORT, sponsored by Services to Abused Families, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Confidential location. Free. 540-825-8876.

Miscellaneous

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.

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.

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.

PHYSICIAN LECTURE, 6 p.m. Thursday, Fauquier Hospital, Sycamore Room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. "Joint Replacement," presented by the Blue Ridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center. Free. 540-316-3588.

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

-- Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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