The July 19 Health Calendar listed an incorrect date for a meeting of a support group for people with carcinoid cancer. The group will not meet July 23; its next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 20. The group meets on the third Saturday of every month. For time and location, call 703-255-0519. (Published 7/20/2005)
Classes, Workshops and Seminars
July 20, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cancer Resource Center, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. An art therapy workshop, sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Center, that uses art to help people cope with cancer diagnosis and treatment. To learn more, call 703-558-5555.
July 21, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., private dining room 2, second floor, Silver Spring. A seminar, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Holy Cross Hospital, for caregivers of people with cancer. The program will discuss stress management and support resources for these caregivers. To register or learn more, call 703-960-1100, extension 231.
July 23, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. The center is sponsoring a class on Qigong, which combines relaxing movements and meditation, for seniors. To learn more, call 301-681-1255.
July 25, 2 p.m. Educational Organization for United Latin Americans, Spanish Senior Center, 1842 Calvert St. NW. The center is sponsoring a meeting about its support groups and workshops for Hispanic seniors with Alzheimer's or any form of dementia and/or their caregivers. This program is intended for seniors who speak little English or only Spanish. To register or learn more, call 202-483-5800.
Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale, is sponsoring the groups below at its office. To learn more about either group, call 703-941-7000.
* July 20, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. A group for anyone grieving the death of a loved one meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
* July 21, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and July 26, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. A group for anyone grieving the death of a spouse.
July 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Life with Cancer Family Center, Fairfax. The center is sponsoring a dinner for teens (aged 13 to 18) who have lost a loved one to cancer. For location and to learn more, call 703-208-5623 or see www.lifewithcancer.org.
July 21, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Washington Cancer Institute, Patient Support Center, 110 Irving St. NW. A group, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Washington Hospital Center's Washington Cancer Institute, for anyone with blood-related cancer. Family and friends are also welcome to attend. A nurse and social worker lead this group, which meets the third Thursday of each month. To register or learn more, call 703-960-1100, extension 231.
July 21, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cancer Resource Center, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. A group, facilitated by a health care professional and cancer survivor, for people with cancer. To learn more, call 703-558-5555.
July 23, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax. A peer-run group for people with carcinoid cancer, which is often characterized by slow growing tumors in the gastrointestinal system. To learn more, call 703-255-0519 or see www.hometown.aol.com/cacsva.
July 19, 7:30 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, conference room F, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. A group, sponsored by the American Liver Foundation's National Capital Area Chapter and Inova Fairfax Hospital's Center for Liver Diseases, for anyone with hepatitis C. The group often hears physician and nurse speakers, and it meets the third Tuesday of every month. To learn more, call 703-776-5487.
July 21, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Howard University Hospital, 5th Floor, Room 5J17, 2041 Georgia Ave. NW. The hospital sponsors a group every Thursday for pre- and post-transplant patients and their families and friends. To learn more, call 202-865-1443.
July 23, Sunrise Assisted Living Facility at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., theater room, third floor, Fairfax. A group, sponsored by the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Region, for Parkinson's patients and their families. Becky Adams, counselor at the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging, will discuss services in Fairfax available to seniors and their caregivers. To learn more, call 703-830-3823.
Screenings, Volunteers and Donations
July 25, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oxon Hill Fire Department, 7600 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill. The Oxon Hill Friendly Lions Club and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive. The Lions will also be collecting old eyeglasses and hearing aids. To learn more, call 301-839-2742.
July 19, 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Potomac Hospital, auditorium, 2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge. Potomac Hospital is sponsoring a blood drive. To make an appointment, call 866-256-6372 or see www.inova.org/donateblood.
July 23, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Church of the Assumption, 3401 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. A screening, sponsored by the American Kidney Fund, for diabetes and hypertension. Screenings will include blood pressure and urine tests. Fasting beforehand is recommended. To learn more, call 301-984-6673.
July 23, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington Highlands Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. A program to promote health literacy, sponsored by Health Information Partners, a group aiming to reduce health information gaps that contribute to health inequalities. There will be seminars on topics including how to use the Internet and discuss health issues with providers. To learn more, call 202-645-5880.
Lectures and Discussions
July 21, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville. A discussion, led by a physician from Suburban Hospital, for seniors with back pain about symptoms and treatment options for spinal stenosis, arthritis and curvature of the spine. To learn more, call 240-314-8810.
July 20, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Suburban Hospital, auditorium, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. A discussion, sponsored by the hospital and open to the public, on exercise and nutrition options for maintaining a healthy weight. To learn more, call 301-896-3939.
July 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ronald McDonald House. A beach party sponsored by Life with Cancer to encourage fun and sharing among teens, ages 13 to 18, who have cancer. For location and to learn more, call 703-208-5623 or see www.lifewithcancer.org.
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