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.

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

General bereavement support group for adults, 7:30-9 p.m. next Thursday, 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 youths 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. Registration required. Call Jenny Eckert to register at 703-208-5623.

EDUCATIONAL/SELF-HELP

Breast-feeding mothers' group discussion, led by an experienced maternal-infant nurse/lactation consultant, with weekly prize drawing, complimentary parking, baby weight check, refreshments and resource information, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 7 South Dayroom, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. $5 a session. For more information, call 703-776-6455.

Caregivers seminar, "Relationships and Resources," suggestions for dealing with family conflicts, "parenting" a parent and where caregivers can go for help, by social worker Karin Udler, 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Alzheimer's Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free; reservations required. Call Anna Ellis at 703-204-4664.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prostate cancer group, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

Lymphoma group, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

The following groups are held at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, radiation oncology conference room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. Registration required. For more information, call 703-776-2841.

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

* Caregivers meeting, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Lymphedema support group, for patients with primary or secondary lymphedema, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Health Education Center, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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