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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday, March 10

Seniors walking program 8-9 a.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-558-6859.

Fitness evaluation by certified professionals. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and March 17, Call for an appointment, 703-228-4771.

Wellness clinic for ages 55 and older. 10 a.m.-noon, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

Blood pressure monitoring for ages 55 and older. 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

Monitoring healthier living goals Donna Foster demonstrates an interactive Web site that measures impact of changes in health habits. 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

Dementia program Shelly Edwards of Alzheimer's Association discusses ways to communicate with people with dementia using writing, art and music. 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

Tai Chi demonstration for ages 55 and older, for beginners. 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

Lymphedema awareness lecture specialists discuss lymphedema caused by cancer treatment. 5-6 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, Community Classroom, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-0911.

Pre-op class for breast cancer patients breast health coordinator Jean Sullivan gives a virtual tour of the surgical room, reviews surgical procedures and explains how to manage dressings. 6-7 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, community classroom, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-6908.

Friday, March 11

Fast Forwards walking group for ages 55 and older. 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5722.

Lee walkers for ages 55 and older, travel by van to Washington for a walk around the Mall. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $3, registration required. 703-228-0555.

Reiki for cancer patients 30-minute sessions. 7-9 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, community classroom, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, appointments requested. 703-558-6284.


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