Alexandria and Arlington health calendar

Thursday, September 23, 2010; VA28

Thursday 23

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

LINE DANCING, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m. Thursday and next Thursday, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-4721.

Friday 24

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.

CORE TRAINING, for age 55 and older. Take a stability ball. 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Eight classes $32; registration required. 703-228-0955.

LEE WALKERS, for age 55 and older, travel by van to Holmes Run Trail in Annandale. 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. Friday and Oct. 1, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-4721.

"MEMORY MATTERS" WORKSHOP, ways to strengthen cognitive abilities and participate in brain-training exercises. 11 a.m.-noon, Carlin Springs Health Pavilion of Virginia Hospital Center, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-6859.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, for mothers with a breast cancer diagnosis and raising children. 1-2:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

Saturday 25

NATURE WALK FOR CANCER PATIENTS, led by Kathy Dorner of Virginia Hospital Center. 1-3 p.m., meet at Green Spring Park, 4303 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-0920 or 703-558-5555.

Monday 27

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

PICKLEBALL, for age 55 and older. 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. weekdays, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Free for members with a 55+ pass. 703-228-4745.

EXERCISE WITH WEIGHTS, for age 55 and older, using weights. 9 a.m. Monday (upper body), Wednesday (torso) and Oct. 1 (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 Oct. 1, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $4. 703-228-0555.

WII SPORTS AND GAMES, for age 55 and older. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Oct. 1, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, intermediate and advance classes. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Oct. 1, 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 Oct. 1, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 15 sessions, $60; registration required. 703-228-4745.

Tuesday 28

LANGSTON-BROWN WALKERS, for ages 55 and older. 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS CLASS, for age 55 and older. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and next Thursday, 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 next Thursday, 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 next Thursday, 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 next Thursday, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

LINE DANCING, for age 55 and older. 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-4721.

PICKLEBALL, for age 55 and older. 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday and next Thursday, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free for members with a 55+ pass. 703-228-4745.

STROKE-PREVENTION DISCUSSION, for age 55 and older, includes blood pressure checks. 1 p.m., 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., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6300.

VOLLEYBALL, for age 55 and older, all levels. 1:30 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

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.

PROSTATE CANCER LECTURE, nutritionist discusses dietary guidelines for prostate cancer patients. 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-0912.

Wednesday 29

HOW TO EAT WELL AND STAY HEALTHY, for age 55 and older, includes food safety, cooking for one plus recipes and samples. 9 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7991.

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE WORKSHOP, for age 55 and older. 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

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

LINE DANCING, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4721.

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE WORKSHOP, for age 55 and older. 11 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

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. 703-228-6300.

WII SPORTS AND GAMES, for age 55 and older. 1-2:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0555.

OPEN GYM FOR WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, for age 50 and older. 7 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4771.

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 30

DIABETES PROGRAM, discussion on the effect of diabetes. 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

GENTLE YOGA, dress comfortably and take a yoga mat. Physician approval required if surgery was within six weeks. 6-7 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-698-2526 or http://www.lifewithcancer.org.

LIVING WITH BREAST CANCER, a six-week session. Physicians, nurses, nutritionist, physical therapists and genetics counselor discuss breast cancer development, pathology, radiation therapy and more. 7:15-8:45 p.m. Thursdays, Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-698-2526 or http://www.lifewithcancer.org.

-- Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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