Loudoun and Fauquier counties health calendar

Sunday, April 4, 2010; LZ02

Blood drives

BLOOD DRIVES, 3-8 p.m. Monday, Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, 800-448-3543; 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Ashburn Fire and Rescue, 20688 Ashburn Rd., 800-448-3543; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 11, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Rd., 800-448-3543; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14, NALC Health Benefit Plan, 20547 Waverly Ct., Ashburn, 800-448-3543; 2-6:30 p.m. April 21, Loudoun County Public School Administrative Building, 21000 Education Ct., Ashburn, 866-256-6372; 1-7 p.m. April 22, Foxcroft School, 22407 Foxhound Lane, Middleburg, 800-448-3543; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22, Fauquier Hospital Sycamore rooms, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton, 540-316-3588.

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.

First Aid

ADULT, INFANT AND CHILD CPR-AED AND FIRST AID, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Register. $65. 540-316-3588.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID BENEFITS COUNSELING, 1-3 p.m. April 15, Fauquier Hospital Chestnut room, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Free. Register. 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.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT, 7 p.m. first Wednesdays, Loudoun County Adult Day Center-Carver, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Family caregivers welcome. 571-258-3402, 703-771-5334.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT, 10-11 a.m. first Thursdays, Sunrise of Leesburg, 246 W. Market St. Free. 703-777-1971. 866-259-0042.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT, 7:30-9 p.m. first Mondays, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd. Free. 703-777-1414.

CANCER SUPPORT, "A Evening of Inspiration," 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 12, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Kathy Kupka, photographer and cancer survivor will present "Yes There Is Treatment." Patients and families are welcome. Register. 703-858-6000.

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 behavior. 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.

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, http://www.scsm.tv.

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.

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.

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 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, 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.

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 12-step program for those with eating disorders. For locations and times, 505-891-2664, info@oa.org, http://www.oa.org/allhttp://aboutmeetings.htm.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Leeds Episcopal Church parish hall, 4332 Leeds Manor Rd., Hume, 540-542-7688; 7 p.m. Thursdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 6194 Dumfries Rd., Warrenton, 703-754-1978; 7:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St., Purcellville, 703-823-6682; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St., 703-823-6682; 11:30 a.m. Fridays, Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St., use single door entrance to the left of the double door entrance to the sanctuary. Follow sign to the parlor on the second floor, 703-443-9144; 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Rd., 571-203-0179; 9 a.m. Saturdays, Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St., use single door entrance to the left of the double door entrance to the sanctuary. Follow sign to the parlor on the second floor, 540-751-0685.

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

PFLAG SUPPORT, first Tuesdays, meet at the Sterling Starbucks, 21800 Towncenter Plaza, to carpool. For parents and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to help keep families together. Free. 703-431-0882, http://www.equalityhttp://loudoun.org.

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 CANCER SUPPORT, "Woman to Woman," 6:30-8 p.m. first Wednesdays, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Free, register. 703-858-8850.

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


AUTISM FAMILY FAIR, 6-9 p.m. April 14, Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Rooms, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Parents will learn about resources and programs available in the community. A seminar on estate planning and trust funds for disabled children at 7 p.m. Seminar on Medicaid waivers at 8 p.m. Vendor booths will open at 6 p.m. Free. 540-316-3588.

BABYSITTER'S TRAINING, ages 11-16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 17, Our Saviors Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. Take a bag lunch. $60. Register. 703-728-5653.

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.

BLOOD PRESSURE AND BODY MASS INDEX SCREENINGS, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, 7Company Weight Loss and Wellness Center, 11 Catoctin Cir. NE, Leesburg. Free. 703-327-3737.

CHEMO 101, 1:30-3 p.m. April 15, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 101, Leesburg. An oncology nurse/educator will explain medical terms, what to be aware of, do's and don't and tips to optimize the quality of life throughout treatment. Register. 703-858-6000.

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

COMMUNITY PRAYER, noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Join others to pray for requests that have been mailed, e-mailed or telephoned to the center. People who are suffering from depression or illness or are grieving may call to be included on the prayer list. 540-349-5814.

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, http://www.interfaithrelief.org.

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.

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 a child's fine and gross motor skills are in normal developmental ranges. Call for an appointment. Free. 703-858-7620.

PARTNERS IN CARE, 6:30-8 p.m. April 5 and 19, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Support in caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn information related to cancer and its treatments. Register. 703-858-6000.

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

SPEECH-LANGUAGE SCREENINGS, age 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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