Thursday 7 ARLINGTON WALKING STICKS, a senior club's slower-paced walk. Travel by van and walk at Great Falls, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Action Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-4403.

INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES, for information on donating blood or hosting a blood drive, call 866-256-6372 or visit

FLU SHOTS, for ages 18 and older, provided by the Alexandria Health Department, 9-11 a.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, the Immunization Clinic of the Health Department, 517 N. St. Asaph St., Alexandria. $12. Medicare and insurance billing not accepted. 703-838-4400.

ARLINGTON CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, "We Can Cope," meet other people with cancer and their families, share ideas, solve problems and receive emotional support, facilitated by a cancer survivor, 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays of each month, Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

ALEXANDRIA CANCER PROGRAMS, support groups and services for people whose lives are touched by cancer. For information, call 703-504-7921 or visit

ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL CLASSES on health and safety, exercise and fitness, weight and nutrition counseling, healthy lifestyles, and birth and parenting at Inova Alexandria Hospital or Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Call 703-204-3366 for class schedules, fees and location.

AMERICAN RED CROSS COURSES, adult, infant and child CPR and first aid, Arlington County chapter, American Red Cross, 4333 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-527-3010 for schedules and fees.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, for meetings in the Alexandria and Arlington area, call 703-823-6682 or visit the Web site

FITNESS PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS, for ages 55 and older, exercise classes and fitness training programs are available at the Arlington County senior centers, sponsored by the Office of Senior Adult Programs, Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources. For the nearest location, schedule and fees, call 703-228-4744.

Friday 8 LEE WALKERS, senior group travels to Embassy Row in the District and walks for an hour. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Action Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50; reservations required. 703-228-0555.

STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASS, for seniors, conducted by George Mason University professor Rich Miller, 10:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

Saturday 9 CHEMOTHERAPY MANAGEMENT TALK, oncologists discuss how to prepare for chemotherapy, manage the emotional and physical side effects and use diet and complementary methods to cope, sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Cancer Society and six other cancer organizations. 9 a.m.-noon, Washington Hospital Center, Washington Cancer Institute, 110 Irving St. NW in the District. Free; registration required. 703-960-1100, Ext. 231.

Monday 11 BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, for seniors, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Culpepper Garden Senior Action Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

WALTER REED WALKERS, senior group travels by van and walks at Mount Vernon. 9:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Action Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50; reservations required. 703-228-5726.

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS CONFERENCE, "Enriching the Moments: Interventions for Alzheimer's Care," presented by the Northern Virginia Care Consortium, for family members, community health providers and other caregivers, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Goodwin House West, South Jefferson Street, Falls Church. Family caregivers, $25; professional and paid caregivers, $35. Registration required. 866-259-0042 or visit

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, families meet other caregivers and share experiences and caregiving tips, facilitated by trained group leaders, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area. 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of every month, Brighton Gardens assisted living facility, 3821 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. For more information, call 866-259-0042.

Tuesday 12 ARLINGTON ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL, support group meeting for family members and friends, 7:30 p.m., Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-525-8616.

Wednesday 13 EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS, support group, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 2001 Sherwood Hall Lane, Christian education building, Alexandria. Free. 202-364-9448 or

THE WALKING CLUB OF ARLINGTON, senior group travels by van and walks from Crystal City to Theodore Roosevelt Island, 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Action Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $2.50; reservations required. 703-228-4403.

SENIOR YOGA CLASSES, 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. $10 for five classes. Registration required. 703-228-5722.

-- Sarah Lane