Thursday 1

MEDICARE PROGRAM, one-on-one sessions available through Dec. 29 for Alexandria and Arlington residents who need assistance with enrollment or help understanding the benefits of Medicare Part D. Sponsored by the Arlington Agency on Aging. Call 703-228-1700 for an appointment.

LANGSTON-BROWN WALKERS, walk around the neighborhood. 9:30 a.m. today and Dec. 8, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS, instructor Deborah Sheetz discusses relief of stress caused by cancer diagnosis and treatments. 7-8 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel conference center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-0908.

ARLINGTON CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, called We Can Cope. Participants can meet people with cancer and their families and share ideas, solve problems and receive support. Meeting is led by a cancer survivor. 7:30-9 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

Saturday 3

MEDICARE PROGRAM, learn about the new Medicare drug benefit. Sponsored by the Arlington Agency on Aging. 2 p.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5700.

Monday 5

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly walking program at Tysons Corner Center. 9:30 a.m.; meet at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. $2.50; reservations required. 703-228-5703.

ALEXANDRIA BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by Inova Blood Donor Services. Noon-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Inova Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Rd. Free; registration required. 703-504-3500.

EARLY-STAGE BREAST CANCER, support group, led by an oncology social worker. 5-6:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

CANCER MAKEOVER WORKSHOP, learn techniques to manage changes in appearance that occur during cancer treatment. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. 6:45-9 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-5555.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER, support group for people with the condition, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, 703-250-1126; support group for family members, 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month, 703-978-6425. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Free.

Tuesday 6

METASTATIC/RECURRENT CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, cancer patients share experiences and concerns with other people who have metastatic or recurrent cancer. Meeting is led by an oncology social worker. 1-2:30 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-5555.

MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE, for those who have a family member suffering from mental illness. Learn about changes in mental health services, local organizations, the missions and goals of the VOCAL Network and more. Sponsored by the VOCAL Network for Hope, Support and Recovery. 1-4:30 p.m., Arlington Central

Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4870.

Wednesday 7

SENIOR WALKING CLUB, walk in Old Town Alexandria. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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