Classes, Workshops and Seminars


The Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program provides programs and individual counseling for seniors living in Montgomery County who have questions about health insurance. To learn more, call 301-590-2819.

Support Groups


Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chevy Chase Community Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. A group, sponsored by CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Disorder), for adults to discuss how ADHD affects their professional lives. To learn more, call 301-251-8722.


Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Rd., Potomac. A group, sponsored by the Compassionate Friends, for parents who have lost a child. To learn more, call 301-776-8500.

* Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. A group, sponsored by Haven of Northern Virginia, for anyone grieving a death. The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month. To learn more, call 703-941-7000 or see


Oct. 6, 10 a.m. American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St. N., Vienna. A discussion, sponsored by La Leche League of Vienna, on the topic "Art of Breastfeeding and Overcoming Difficulties" for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. Children welcome. To learn more, call 703-281-5801 or e-mail


Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to noon. George Washington University, Ross Hall, 23rd and I streets NW, 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. The group meets the second Saturday of every month. To learn more, call 301-277-0755.

* Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Montgomery General Hospital, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney (meeting rooms A and B). A first meeting of a group, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, for people with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers. The group meets every Tuesday through Nov. 9. To learn more, call 703-960-1100 extension 231 or e-mail

* Oct. 12, A seminar, co-sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency and the Montgomery County Aging and Disabilities Services, for families caring for children or adults with disabilities. For location and times, call 240-777-1216.


Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. The Montgomery County Support Group meets to discuss how to manage chronic pain. Pain Connection also sponsors the following groups for people with chronic pain: The Prince Georges County Support Group will discuss the topic: "Dealing with Intimacy Issues" on Oct. 13, and the Washington Support Group will discuss the topic: "Changing the Pain Messages" on Oct. 20. For locations and times or to learn more about all meetings, call 301-309-2444 or see


Oct. 7, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Center Parkway, Fellowship Hall, Burke. The first meeting of a group, sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, for people with MS and their caregivers. The group will meet the first Thursday of every month. To learn more, call 703-201-6494 or e-mail Contact the church for directions at 703-250-6100.


Oct. 10, Noon, Washington Adventist Hospital, Conference Center Building, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. A group, sponsored by the United Ostomy Association Metro Maryland Chapter, for people with ostomies and their families and friends. Ostomy nurses will be available to answer questions. The group meets the second Sunday of every month. To learn more, call 301-946-6661.

Lectures and Discussions


Oct. 12, 10 a.m. Warren G. Stambaugh Human Services Building, 3033 Wilson Blvd., seventh floor, Arlington. A meeting of the Aging Arlington Advocacy Network, sponsored by the Arlington Commission on Aging, to discuss problems in Virginia's assisted-living residences and ways to make improvements. To register or learn more, call 703-228-1700 or 703-228-1788 (TTY). Place requests for sign language interpreter or services for the deaf by Oct. 7 at 5 p.m.


Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW, Auditorium. A lecture, led by a doctor from Mayo Clinic and sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, about treatments for myeloproliferative diseases, which are bone marrow disorders. To register or learn more, call 703-960-1100, extension 225, or e-mail

Special Events


Oct. 23, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. National Public Radio's Michele Norris interviews inventor Robert Jarvik about his cardiac devices. Space is limited. To register or learn more, call 202-633-1000 or see


Indoor walking programs in which people of all ages are welcome to stroll or power walk take place year-round in North Arundel County. Mileage cards, supplied and totaled annually by North Arundel Hospital, are available when the walking begins at the following times and locations:

* The O'Malley Marchers, co-sponsored by the O'Malley Senior Center and the Wheels Skating Center walk inside Wheels Skating Center, located at 1200 Odenton Rd. in Odenton, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To learn more, call 410-222-6227.

*The Marley Milers, co-sponsored by Harbor Hospital and the Marley Station Mall, walk Monday through Friday inside the mall, located at 7900 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. To learn more, call 410-766-2033 or 410-760-8900.

* North Arundel Hospital sponsors a year-round outdoor walking program in which people of all ages are welcome to stroll or power walk. Mileage cards, supplied and totaled by the co-sponsor, are available when the walking begins at the following location:

* The Pascal Pacers, co-sponsored by the Pascal Senior Center, walk in Severna Park on the BWI (Baltimore Washington International) Trail which connects to the B&A (Baltimore and Annapolis) Trail. For times and meeting points, call 410-222-6680.

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