Haven of Northern Virginia will hold the following free bereavement support groups for widows and widowers. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit

* 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale.

* 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza.


Northern Virginia Epilepsy group for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and caregivers, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake region, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

Crohn's disease and colitis support group, a program on managing symptoms with diet and nutrition, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Room ECC 3, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. For more information, call 703-739-2548.

Parkinson's disease support group, 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month, Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks, Third Floor, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. An exercise class follows the meeting at 11 a.m. For more information, call Bill Robbins at 703-830-3823.

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

* CanSurvive, a patient-led drop-in general cancer support group, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

* Lymphedema group, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Breast cancer group, part of the Life With Cancer organization, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

Caregivers meeting, a Life With Cancer group for family members to discuss coping strategies, support, information related to cancer and more, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

General cancer support group, a Life With Cancer drop-in support group for cancer survivors and family members, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Medical Plaza Building, Conference Center, 3700 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Preregistration required. 703-698-2841.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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