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/widowers bereavement support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday or 2-3:30 p.m. June 16.

Grief support, a general bereavement support group for adults, 7:30-9 p.m. June 16, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. For more information, call Carol Mack at 703-455-2400, Ext. 17.

Good Grief Dinner for Teens, a monthly opportunity for teenagers 13-18 who have lost a loved one to cancer to share thoughts and feelings and learn about the grief process, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. To register, call Jenny Eckert at 703-208-5623.

Good Grief for Children, an eight-week group for children ages 5-12, with age-appropriate activities, discussion and art therapy to help them share their thoughts and feelings and to aid in the grief process, 5-6:15 p.m. Mondays, June 13-Aug. 8 (no meeting on July 4), Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. For more information, call Jenny Eckert at 703-208-5623.

EDUCATIONAL/SELF-HELP

Caregivers seminar, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Family Day Center for people who are caring for a relative or friend with dementia. Susan Stone, the center's outreach and education coordinator, offers tips and strategies for traveling safely with a person who has a memory loss illness, 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 2812 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free; reservations required. Call Anna Ellis at 703-204-4664.

Caregivers meeting, for family members to discuss coping strategies, support and information related to cancer, its treatment and more, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. Preregistration required. For more information, call 703-776-2841.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The following free groups for adults diagnosed with a seizure disorder and caregivers are sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

* Reston epilepsy group, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Herndon High School, Entrance 5, Room 123, 700 Bennett St.

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

Gay people and families support group, a free group for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays, to discuss issues related to coming out, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Beverly Hills Community United Methodist Church, 3512 Old Dominion Blvd., Alexandria. For more information, call 301-439-3524.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder support group, a free group for individuals diagnosed with OCD, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. For more information, call 703-535-6575.

Facial pain support group, a free support group for individuals with trigeminal neuralgia, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Health Education Center, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. For more information, call 703-723-0524.

The following free groups are offered at Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.

* Lung cancer group, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday; register by tomorrow.

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

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

The following free groups are held at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. Preregistration required. For more information, call 703-776-2841.

* Breast cancer group, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday.

* Head and neck cancers group, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday.

Compiled by JEAN MACK

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