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Loudoun and Fauquier counties health calendar

Sunday, April 25, 2010; LZ08

Blood drives

BLOOD DRIVES, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Round Hill Elementary School, 17115 Evening Star Dr., 800-448-3543; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, 46179 Westlake Dr., Potomac Falls; the bloodmobile will be in the parking lot in front of the building, 703-621-3372. Also, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. next Sunday, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd., 800-448-3543; 4-9 p.m. May 5, St. Andrew Presbytterian Church, 711 W. Main St., Purcellville; dinner will be served to all blood drive participants, 540-338-4332. Noon-6 p.m. May 5, George Washington University, 44983 Knoll Sq., Ashburn, 866-256-6372; 3-8 p.m. May 11, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd., 866-256-6372; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12 and May 13, Monroe Technology Center, 715 Children's Center Rd., Leesburg, 866-256-6372; 3-8 p.m. May 13, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg, 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.

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.

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-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, 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.

Seniors

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.

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. 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, 7-8:30 p.m. second Mondays, Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Rd., Sterling. For those caring for Alzheimer's patients and people with other forms of dementia. 703-430-2203, http://www.galileeumc.org.

BEREAVED PARENT SUPPORT, 10:30 a.m.-noon first Saturdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Facilitated by Jo Ballengee and Pauline Everett. Free. Register. 540-349-5814.

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., Suite 100, 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., Suite 100, 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.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT AND RESOURCE GROUP, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through June 16, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-5814.

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, http://www.scsm.tv.

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, 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Video seminar series for people experiencing the hurt of divorce or separation. Free. 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.

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.

GRIEFSHARE, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. non-denominational. Free. 540-349-5814.

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.

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.

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, 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.

PET LOSS SUPPORT, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-5814.

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.

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 GROUP, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays through June 15, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-5814.

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

Miscellaneous

AWARENESS WALK FOR AUTISM, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, the Arc of Loudoun on the Margaret Paxton Memorial Learning and Resource Campus, 420 Wildman St. NE, Leesburg. Open house, walk around the campus, performances, music, games and refreshments. Free. Reservations: 540-751-1414.

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.

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING, 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, 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.

GENTLE EVENING YOGA, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays beginning Monday and running until May 24, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Radiation Oncology Center, Suite 100, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Enjoy the benefits of yoga to increase strength, flexibility and circulation. Wear comfortable clothing and take a yoga mat and blanket. Instructor Marti Badila. Registration is required. 703-858-6000.

MEDITATION AND GUIDED IMAGERY, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Suite 100, Leesburg. Call Karen Archer at 703-858-8857.

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.

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY CLASS, 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Presentation by Deborah Cook, Oncology Patient Educator. Free. Register. 703-858-6000.

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.

REMEMBERING MOM, 7-9 p.m. May 7, Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Create a memory collage to take home and share with others. Take a picture to show. Reservations are appreciated, but not required. Free. 540-349-5814.

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

-- Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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