Suicide survivors bereavement support group, a free group for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit www.havenofnova.org.
Breastfeeding moms group discussion, led by an experienced maternal-infant nurse and lactation consultant. Weekly prize drawing, free parking, baby weight check, refreshments and resource information, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, Seven South Dayroom, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. $5 a session. 703-776-6455.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group with weekly weigh-ins and educational programs, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Bruen Chapel Methodist Church, 3035 Cedar Lane, Fairfax. $20 a year plus $5 a month; first meeting is free. For more information, call 703-205-9041 or visit www.tops.org.
Caregiver seminar, "Navigating the Legal and Medicaid Maze," lawyer Jean Galloway Ball and Nora Torres, long-term care benefits supervisor for Fairfax County Department of Family Services, discuss legal planning for a period of care, including durable powers of attorney, trusts, living wills, guardianships and conservatorships, and how, when and where to apply for Medicaid, sponsored by the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Ct., Fairfax. Free; registration required. 703-324-5205.
"Teens Meet and Eat," teenagers 13-18 who have a family member with cancer eat dinner and share concerns with their peers, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required; call Jenny Eckert at 703-208-5623.
The following free groups for adults with seizure disorders and caregivers are sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region. 703-425-6660.
* Reston epilepsy group, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month, Herndon High School, Entrance 8, Room 123, 700 Bennett St.
* Northern Virginia epilepsy group, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Tr.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder support group, a free group for individuals with OCD, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. 703-535-6575.
Parkinson's disease support groups, 2 p.m. today, Greenspring Village, 7400 Spring Village Dr., Town Center Building music room, Springfield. 703-569-2630; or 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd. in the Alexandria section of Fairfax. 703-836-0485.
The following free groups are held at Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.
* CanSurvive patient-led general cancer support group, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.
* Young adult group for ages 18 to 39, 7:30-9 p.m. tonight.
* Colorectal cancer group, 6:30-8 p.m. tonight.
* Brain tumor group, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
* Melanoma group, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Breast cancer group, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Preregistration required. 703-776-2841.
Breast cancer group for women 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. 703-776-2841.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK
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