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Loudoun and Fauquier health calendar

Sunday, June 20, 2010; LZ07

Blood drives

BLOOD DRIVES, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Best Buy, 609 Potomac Station Dr., Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 5-9 p.m. Monday, Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion, 20585 Ashburn Village Blvd., 866-256-6372; 2:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Loudoun County Public Schools Administrative Building, 21000 Education Ct., Ashburn, 866-256-6372; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, 16600 Courage Ct., Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 1:30-6 p.m. Friday, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. SW, Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Leesburg Public Safety Center, 65 Plaza St., Leesburg, 800-448-3543; 2-7 p.m. June 29, Carmax, 45210 Towlern Pl., Dulles, 800-448-3543; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8, Loudoun Government Center, 1 Harrison St., 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 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, 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.

Seniors

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM, age 50 and older, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Fauquier Hospital Sycamore rooms, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. Register. $12, AARP members; nonmembers, $14. 540-316-3588.

DIABETES SUPPORT, 11 a.m. first Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE. 703-737-8039.

EYEGLASS CARE, 1-2 p.m. second Wednesdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Staff members from Lens Crafters at Dulles Town Center will be available to clean glasses and provide minor repairs. Free. 703-430-2397.

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, 11a.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.

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 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.

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 PHONE SUPPORT GROUP, one-hour phone support group covering topics related to caregiving and providing an opportunity to share personal experiences. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging. 703-777-0257, http://www.loudoun.gov/caregiversupport.

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

LOUDOUN ENDEPENDENCE SUPPORT, for people with disabilities, family members and caregivers, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Loudoun ENDependence Center, 44121 Harry F. Byrd Hwy., Suite 240, Ashburn. Speaker from ARC of Northern Virginia will discuss "Trusts." Free. 571-291-9550, eliseg@ecnv.org.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT, 7 p.m. second Thursdays, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St., Purcellville. Free. charphealy@yahoo.com, http://www.hopetoheallyme.com.

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.

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 with Parkinson's disease, 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.

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., Suite 100, 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.

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.

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.

LOUDOUN HEALTH FOR LIFE DAY, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Wellness initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle for Loudoun residents through good nutrition, physical fitness and preventive healthcare. Activities include preventive health care screenings, physical fitness for all ages, healthy cooking and nutrition demonstrations and tastings and activities for children. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Health Council and the Loudoun County Public Library. Free. 703-771-5829, http://www.loudoun.gov/healthcouncil.

MENOPAUSE AND BONE HEALTH, 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Inova Loudoun Hospital Patient Education Room, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Learn how to manage physical and emotional side effects of treatment-induced menopause from chemotherapy and surgery. Register by Monday. Free. 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.

PARTNERS IN CARE, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Inova Loudoun Hospital Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Free. Register. 703-858-8857

-- Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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