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Alexandria and Arlington health calendar

Thursday, August 19, 2010; VA21

Thursday 19

SENIORS WALKING PROGRAM, 8-9 a.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-558-6859.

LINE DANCING, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5321.

DIGESTIVE TRACT ISSUES, nurse Chantal Middleton discusses the symptoms and treatments. 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

"QUANTUM-TOUCH" MASSAGE, for age 55 and older, a healing technique to reduce pain. 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

Friday 20

FAST FORWARDS WALKING GROUP, for age 55 and older, fast-paced walk in the neighborhood. 8 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5722.

LEE WALKERS, for age 55 and older, travel by van to Overlee Park in Arlington. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $3, registration required. 703-228-0555.

LINE DANCING, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5722.

HEARING LOSS OPTIONS, Marla Dougherty and Leslie Lerner discuss hearing loss and aging. 11 a.m.-noon, Carlin Springs Health Pavilion of Virginia Hospital Center, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-6859.

Saturday 21

GATEWAY TO FITNESS, Jocelyn Gordon teaches hula-hoop exercises. 9-10 a.m., Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. Free. 703-276-7759.

Monday 23

SENIOR ICE SKATING, 8-9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, 627 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. $1, includes skate rental. 703-228-4745.

EXERCISE WITH WEIGHTS, for age 55 and older, using weights. 9 a.m. Monday (upper body), Wednesday (torso) and Aug. 27 (lower body). Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. 15 sessions, $60, registration required. 703-228-4745.

SEATED EXERCISE CLASS, for age 55 and older. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Aug. 27, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $4. 703-228-0555.

BRAIN FITNESS, for age 55 and older. 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, intermediate and advanced classes. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Aug. 27, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. $4. 703-228-4745.

SQUARE DANCING, for age 55 and older, beginners and experienced dancers welcome. 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $24 annually. 703-228-0555.

WEIGHTS PROGRAM, for age 55 and older. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Aug. 27, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 15 sessions, $60; registration required. 703-228-4745.

TAI CHI PRACTICES, for age 55 and older. Noon Monday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. Aug. 28, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

CAPITAL HOSPICE PROGRAM, for ages 55 and older, discussed by community outreach coordinator, Jacqueline Hawkins. 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5321.

TAI CHI PRACTICE, for age 55 and older. 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

Tuesday 24

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

LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS CLASS, for age 55 and older. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Aug. 26, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 15 sessions, $60; registration required. 703-228-5722.

BEGINNERS FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m. Tuesday and Aug. 24, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $4. 703-228-0555.

FITNESS WORKOUT, for age 55 and older, with a coach. 10 a.m. Tuesday and Aug. 26, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $4. 703-228-0555.

TABLE TENNIS, for age 55 and older, all levels. 10 a.m. Tuesday and Aug. 26, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

LINE DANCING, for age 55 and older. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-4403.

WII FIT WORKSHOPS, for age 55 and older. 1 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 26, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5321.

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.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 5:30-7 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-504-7921.

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.

Wednesday 25

WALKING CLUB, age 55 and older. Travel by van to Little Falls Park in Washington. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

WII SPORTS AND GAMES, for age 55 and older. Noon-3 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

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

WII SPORTS AND GAMES, for age 55 and older. 1-2:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-228-4721.

HEAD AND NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, led by an oncologist. 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, community classroom, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

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 26

SENIOR BIKING GROUP, for age 55 and older, ride from Fletchers Boat House to Hains Point in Washington. 8 a.m., Free. 703-228-4745.

TOFU WORKSHOP, for age 55 and older, cooking demonstration. 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

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

-- Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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