TODAY

MALL WALKERS, supervised, all-weather walking with free blood pressure monitoring; children in strollers are welcome. Sponsored by the Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 8-9:30 a.m. weekdays, the Centre at Forestville, Pennsylvania Avenue and Donnell Drive, Forestville. Free; register at the mall's Center Court. 301-877-5700.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS, noon-8 p.m., Southern Maryland Hospital Center solarium, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

FRIDAY

SENIOR CENTER EXERCISE PROGRAM, for people 60 and older, chair exercises and strength training. 10 a.m. Fridays and Mondays, Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Free. 301-408-4343.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT, for people 55 and older. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-809-2300 or www.bowieseniorcenter.org.

LAUREL AL-ANON MEETING, for friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

SUNDAY

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 7 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

MONDAY

LAUREL NAR-ANON MEETING, for friends and relatives of substance abusers. 7 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

BOWIE NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS. 8 p.m., Belair Baptist Church, 2801 Belair Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-249-8088.

TUESDAY

PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP, 10:30 a.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-7914

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS, for ages 60 and older, sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital. 11:30 a.m., the first Tuesday of each month, Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Free. 301-408-4343.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, weight-loss support group for ages 60 and older. Weigh-in, 12:30 p.m.; meeting, 12:45 p.m., Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Annual fee, $20. 301-408-4343.

WEDNESDAY

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP, for friends and relatives of substance abusers. 7:30 p.m., St. Mary of the Mills School, 106 St. Mary's Pl., Laurel. Free. 301-490-8968.

FUTURE EVENTS

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT, modifying diet and exercise. 11 a.m.-noon, the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, fourth-floor lobby, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4558.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT, for survivors and their families. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 (the second Tuesday of each month), Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP, for those with mental illness, their friends and families, sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Prince George's County chapter. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 (the second Tuesday of each month), Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4456.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP, bring pillows, mats, ice or hot packs; sponsored by Pain Connection, Chronic Pain Outreach Center. 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 12, Rexford Place, 9885 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.

WOMEN'S HEALTH CONFERENCE, health care professionals discuss menopause, osteoporosis, cosmetic surgery, cancer, incontinence and diabetes, sponsored by Doctors Community Hospital. 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 15, University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi. $40; in advance, $35; includes continental breakfast, lunch, gift bag and parking. Reservations suggested. 301-552.8060.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN