Classes, Workshops and Seminars

PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Sept. 20, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 9401 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. The first meeting of a new Parkinson's exercise group to meet every Monday and Wednesday for 10 weeks. The $50 fee includes all classes. To register or learn more, call 301-530-3725. Register by Monday, Sept. 13.

Support Groups

ANXIETY/DEPRESSION

Sept. 11, 11:30 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd., Education Conference Center, rooms 2 and 3, Falls Church. A group, sponsored by Inova Fairfax Hospital, where a doctor will discuss "Anxiety, Depression, and Relaxation Techniques." To register, call 703-776-3203 or e-mail jane.harrison@inova.com. Register by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8.

CANCER

Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd., Silver Spring. A group, sponsored by the Colorectal Cancer Network, for anyone with colorectal cancer and their caregivers. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. To learn more, call 301-216-9610.

* Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to noon. George Washington University, Ross Hall, 23rd and I Streets, Room 105. A group, sponsored by George Washington University and the national nonprofit Us TOO, for men with prostate cancer and their family and friends.To learn more, call 301-277-0755.

CELIAC SPRUE

Sept. 11, 2 p.m. Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda. (Meet in the conference room downstairs.) A group, sponsored by the Washington Area Celiac Sprue Support Group, for people with celiac sprue. To learn more, call 301-881-4018, send e-mail to jaonebel@aol.com or see www.dcceliacs.com.

CLERGY ABUSE

Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A group meeting in Catonsville, Md., sponsored by Healing Voices Inc., for people abused by a member of the clergy. For location and to register, call 301-788-2663.

DIVORCE/MARRIAGE

Sept. 10, 7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Georgetown Preparatory School, 10900 Rockville Pike, Haas Building, second floor, North Bethesda. An orientation for a 12-week program, sponsored by the Center for Life Choices, for people getting re-married. To learn more, call 301-622-4711.

FACIAL PAIN

Sept. 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. A group, sponsored by the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, for people with trigeminal neuralgia, and their family and friends. To learn more, call 703-724-0524.

FIBROMYALGIA/ARTHRITIS

Sept. 9, 1 p.m. Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. A group, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, for anyone with fibromyalgia or arthritis and their family and friends. A board-certified massage therapist will discuss how massage can relieve the painful symptoms of arthritis and fibromyalgia. To learn more, call 703-913-0890.

HIP/KNEE PAIN

Sept. 14, 11 a.m. Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving St. NW, 3NW Conference Room. A seminar, sponsored by Washington Hospital Center, for anyone interested in what can cause knee and hip pain and to discuss the latest treatments with regard to diet, exercise and medication. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Participants can attend one or both groups. To register or learn more, call 202-877-3627.

LUPUS

Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m. A group, sponsored by Reston Hospital Medical Plaza, for anyone with lupus and their family and friends. The group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at the hospital. Participants can attend one or both groups. For location or to learn more, call 703-689-9240.

MENTAL ILLNESS

Sept. 14, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Howard University Mental Health Center, 530 College St. NW. A counseling session, sponsored by NAMI-DC, for people with mental health issues and their families. Walk-ins are available during that time on the second Tuesday of every month. To learn more, call 202-546-0646.

OSTOMY

Sept. 12, 2 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, Conference rooms D-E-F (above Skylight Cafe). A group, sponsored by the United Ostomy Association Northern Virginia Chapter, for people with ostomies and their family and friends. Refreshments begin at 1:30 p.m. A colorectal surgeon will discuss the latest advances in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. To learn more, call 703-802-3457.

PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Sept. 8, 2 p.m. Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. A group, sponsored by the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area, for people with Parkinson's disease and their family members and caregivers. To learn more, call 703-836-0485.

POLIO

Sept. 11, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Mason Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. A group, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Post-Polio Support Group, for people with disabilities stemming from polio. The director of rehabilitation at Arlington Hospital will speak on rehabilitation options. To learn more, call 703-560-8852.

STROKE

Sept. 8, 6:45 p.m. Shady Grove Adventist Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. A group called "Art As a Therapeutic Approach to Healing," sponsored by the Montgomery County Stroke Club, for stroke patients and their caregivers. To learn more, call 301-869-1580.

Lectures and Discussions

ADD/ADHD

Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Chevy Chase Public Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. A group, sponsored by the Montgomery County Chapter of CHADD, for adults with ADD/ADHD or adults who have children with the disorder. Author Kathy Nadeau will be speaking on her book, "ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life." To learn more, call 301-251-8722.

Screenings, Volunteers and Donations

HIV

A study, sponsored by the Immunology Center at Georgetown University Medical Center, for anyone 18 to 60 years old who has HIV and is no longer responsive to conventional antiviral therapy (HAART). Subjects must also have a CD4 count (which is measured in a blood test to evaluate the immune system) of at least 200. To learn more, call 202-687-8227.

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