Alexandria and Arlington health calendar

Thursday, March 10, 2011; T22

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.

Yoga Seminar led by Yoga Master Swamiji featuring a lecture on "Cultivating Nonviolent Speech," 7 p.m. Friday ($15); Yoga workshops, meditation and lunch, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday ($45); concert by Eco Voce and the Earth Sangha, 7 p.m. Saturday 12 ($20), Yoga in Daily Life, 2402 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria.703-299-8946 or www.yogaindailylifeus.org.

Saturday, March 12

Managing Your Diabetes endocrinologist Massoud Saberinia and the Virginia Hospital Center Diabetes Self-Management Team discusses diabetes awareness. 9-11 a.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-5718.

Tai Chi open practice for ages 55 and older. 12:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

Monday, March 14

Senior ice skating for ages 55 and older. 8-9:15 a.m., Kettler Capitals Iceplex, 627 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. $1, includes skate rental. 703-228-4745.

Exercise with weights for ages 55 and older, using weights. 9 a.m. Monday (upper body), Wednesday (torso) and March 18 (lower body). Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. 15 sessions, $60; registration required. Drop-in, $4. 703-228-4745.

Seated exercise class for ages 55 and older. 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and March 18, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $4, registration required. 703-228-0555.

Wii sports and games for ages 55 and older. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and March 18, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

Brain fitness for ages 55 and older. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

Full fitness exercise for ages 55 and older, intermediate and advance classes. 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and March 18, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. 15 sessions, $60; registration required. Drop-in, $4. 703-228-4745.

Square dancing for ages 55 and older, beginners and experienced dancers welcome. 10 a.m.-noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

Weight-Loss support group Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 10-11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $26 annually. 703-228-0555.

Pickleball games for ages 55 and older. Beginners, coaching available. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays (except Wednesday), Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with a 55+ pass. 703-228-4745.

Weights program for ages 55 and older. Certified fitness staff available. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and March 18, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 15 sessions, $60; registration required. 703-228-4745.

Beginners Tai Chi class for ages 55 and older. 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 28 classes, $112; registration required. 703-228-4403.

Tai Chi practice for ages 55 and older. 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

Beginners Tai Chi class for ages 55 and older. 3 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 28 classes, $112; registration required. 703-228-0955.

Tuesday, March 15

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.

Balanced exercise program for ages 55 and older. 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 15 sessions, $60; registration required. 703-228-5722.

Exercise class for beginners for ages 55 and older. 10 a.m. Tuesday and March 17, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $4. 703-228-0555.

Weight room workouts for ages 55 and older, with certified fitness coaches. 7-11 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and March 17, 7-10 a.m. March 19, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. 15 session, $60; registration required. 703-228-4745.

One-time workout session for ages 55 and older, with a certified fitness coach. Call for an appointment between 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-4745.

Table tennis for ages 55 and older, all levels. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Wednesday, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

Line dancing for ages 55 and older. 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

Blood pressure checks for ages 55 and older. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0555.

Aqua exercise class for ages 55 and older. Noon-12:45 p.m., Wakefield High School Pool, 4901 S. Chesterfield Rd., Arlington. 18 sessions; $72, registration required. 703-228-4745.

Recurrent/metastatic cancer support group facilitated by an oncology counselor, share experiences with others who have a recurrent or metastatic cancer. 1-2:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-558-6913.

Wii fit exercise programs for ages 55 and older. 1 p.m. Tuesday and March 17, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6300.

Volleyball for ages 55 and older, all levels. 1:30-3 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.

Preventing knee and hip pain for ages 55 and older, discussion to prevent the pain by finding the right shoe. 7 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-0955.

Wednesday, March 16

Walking club ages 55 and older. Travel by van to Arlington for a walk around Roosevelt Island and Lady Bird Johnson Park. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

Line dancing for ages 55 and older. 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

"Let's Get Fit" for ages 55 and older, for beginners. Low-impact dance and sculpting exercise. 10:30 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Six sessions, $24; registration required. 703-228-4745.

Alzheimer's caregiver support group 10:30-11:30 a.m., Carlin Springs Health Pavilion of Virginia Hospital Center, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-558-6859.

Dementia program discuss communication with people with dementia. 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

New to Medicare class for ages 65 and older. Information for those who are newly eligible or soon will be eligible for Medicare. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Arlington County Department of Human Services , lower level, 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-1700 or TTY 703-228-1788.

Healing Through Art cancer support group for people with cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment, a workshop led by an art therapist. 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 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, March 17

Line dancing for ages 55 and older. 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

Blood pressure checks for ages 55 and older. 10:15-11:15 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0955.

Wellness clinic for ages 55 and older. Call for fasting details. 12:15 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0555.

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