The following free programs will be held at Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit

* General bereavement support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday.

* Widow-widower bereavement support group, 2-3:30 p.m. next Thursday.


The Alzheimer's Family Day Center classes for caregivers are geared to families and professionals who care for loved ones with an Alzheimer's-type illness. Free respite care is available for family members during the session. Karin Udler, help-line manager at Alzheimer's Association Northern Virginia Chapter, discusses community resources and assistance available to caregivers and families, noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Alzheimer's Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Hwy., Suite 210, Fairfax. Free, but reservations are required. Call 703-204-4664 to register or to schedule respite care.

The Cerebral Palsy Ability Center of Northern Virginia is sponsoring a "Walk 'n' Roll" fundraiser for its summer camp. Participants should collect pledges for distances walked or rolled. Participants with wheel chairs or other motorized methods will roll along in the middle of the track. The event will take place 1-3 p.m. Sunday at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes Upper School, 1000 St. Stephen's Rd., Alexandria. Registration costs $5 per participant and $15 maximum per family. For more information, call 703-920-0600.

Nutrition and cancer-risk reduction, registered dietitian Deb Rowland addresses nutrition issues to reduce the risk of cancer and its recurrence, sponsored by Life With Cancer, 1-2 p.m. today, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Health Education Center, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.


The Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region offers the following support groups for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and for caregivers. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

* Reston epilepsy support group, 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, North County Government Center, meeting room, 12000 Bowman Towne Dr..

* Northern Virginia epilepsy group, 7-8 p.m., Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church.

The Northern Virginia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome support group meeting welcomes anyone with related illnesses such as fibromyalgia and orthostatic intolerance, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Fairfax Hospital Education Conference Center building, Room 5, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue entrance. For more information, call 703-860-1118.

The following groups are offered at Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

* Leukemia group, 7-9 p.m. today.

* Carcinoid cancer group, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.

* Multiple myeloma group, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

* Young adult group, for ages 18 to 30-something, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday.

* Lung cancer group: update on lung cancer, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday.

* Colorectal cancer group, 6:30-8 p.m. next Thursday.

Lymphoma group, sponsored by Life With Cancer, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

Prostate cancer group, sponsored by Life With Cancer, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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