BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

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 www.havenofnova.org.

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

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

* Suicide survivors bereavement support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday.

EDUCATIONAL/SELF-HELP

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

Addictions recovery group, a "12-step Christ-centered regeneration/recovery group" emphasizing mental, physical, spiritual and emotional recovery patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays, Vienna Seventh-day Adventist Church, 344 Courthouse Rd. SW, Vienna. 703-938-8383.

Northern Virginia Epilepsy Group for adults who have 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. 703-425-6660.

The following support groups will be held at Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Registration required. 703-698-2841.

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

* Brain tumor group, for adult patients and their families, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

* Melanoma group, for patients and their families, 7-8:30 p.m. next Thursday.

Young Women with Breast Cancer, a monthly meeting for pre-menopausal women with breast cancer. Natalie D'Itri of the National Cancer Institute discusses complementary and alternative medicine, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center Waiting Room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Registration required. 703-698-2841.

Breast cancer group, a monthly discussion, information and support group for women with breast cancer, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Registration required. 703-698-2841.

Breast cancer group, a support group for women with early-stage breast cancer, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 18, Inova Fairfax Woman's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Registration required. 703-698-2841.

Teens' Meet and Eat, for children age 13 to 18 to hang out with others who have a relative with cancer, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Registration required. 703-698-2841.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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