Alexandria and Arlington health calendar

Thursday, October 21, 2010; VA25

Thursday 21

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. 703-228-4721.

LOOK GOOD. . . FEEL BETTER, how to manage the cosmetic effects of cancer treatment and learn about head coverings and wigs. 10 a.m.-noon, Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center, waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-504-7921.

PAIN PROGRAM, for age 55 and older, a discussion about the options for managing pain. 10:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

WELLNESS CLINIC, for age 55 and older. Call for fasting instructions. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0555.

Friday 22

FAST FORWARDS WALKING GROUP, for age 55 and older, fast-paced walk in the neighborhood. 9 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 Silver Spring for a walk along the Sligo Creek Trail. 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. 703-228-4721.

"STUCK WITH SHOTS," Pam Prindle of Foxhall Internists discusses flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccines, H1N1 and travel immunizations. 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.

Monday 25

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, members with 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. 29 (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. 29, 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. 29, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

FLU SHOT CLINIC, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free with Medicare Part B card. 703-228-4403.

FULL FITNESS EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, intermediate and advanced classes. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Oct. 29, 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. 29, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 15 sessions, $60; registration required. 703-228-4745.

FLU SHOT CLINIC, for age 55 and older. 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with Medicare Part B card. 703-228-0555.

TAI CHI PRACTICES, for age 55 and older. 12:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. Oct. 30, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

BALANCE SCREENING, for age 55 and older. 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; call for an appointment. 703-228-6300.

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 26

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.

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.

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

LIVING AND LAUGHING WITH HEARING LOSS, for age 55 and older. 11 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-4403.

WII FIT EXERCISE PROGRAMS, for age 55 and older. 1 p.m. Tuesday and next Thursday, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6300.

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, members with 55+ pass. 703-228-4745.

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, registration required. 703-504-7921.

LIVING WELL AFTER CANCER WORKSHOP, ways to care for the body and mind after treatment. 7-9 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-0909.

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.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP, for families and friends and those with mental health issues. 7:30 p.m., Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, basement meeting room, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-760-8988.

Wednesday 27

WALKING CLUB, age 55 and older. Travel by van to Maryland for a walk at Fort Washington. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

MENTAL EXERCISE, for age 55 and older, using Sudoku puzzles. 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

LYMPHOMA SUPPORT GROUP, 4-5:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

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 28

TENNIS GROUPS, for age 55 and older. 8 a.m.-noon, weekdays, Quincy Park, N. Quincy Street and Washington Boulevard; and Bluemont Park, Wilson and N. Manchester Street. Free with 55+ pass. Call 703-228-4745, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

INJURY PREVENTION WORKSHOP, for age 55 and older, by Jason Craig and physical therapy students from Marymount University. 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

-- Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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