BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Grief support, a general bereavement support group for adults, 7:30-9 p.m. Aug. 18, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. For more information, call Carol Mack at 703-455-2400, Ext. 17.

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, 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 18.

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

EDUCATIONAL/SELF-HELP

Breastfeeding moms' group discussion, led by an experienced maternal-infant nurse/lactation consultant with a 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 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.

All About Wigs, information for first-time wig buyers, including what to look for, what to ask retailers, how to choose a wig that looks and feels right to you, and how to care for and style your wig, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 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. tomorrow, 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.

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.

Breast cancer group, a support group for women living with early stage breast cancer, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, 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.

CanSurvive, a general cancer support group, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.

Lymphedema support group for those with primary or secondary lymphedema to share experiences, explore concerns and have questions answered in a supportive environment, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Cancer Center Waiting Room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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