Thursday 8

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. 15, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

MANAGING SLEEP PROGRAM, a public health nurse discusses problems. 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6300.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for those coping with the loss of loved ones. 6:30-8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Capital Hospice, Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, 4715 N. 15th St., Arlington. Free. 703-538-2044.

Friday 9

LEE WALKERS, weekly walking program. Travel by van to the National Cathedral in the District. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $2.50; registration required. 703-228-0555.

NUTRITION CLASS, for seniors. Nutrition educator Ana Moran demonstrates how to make holiday cookies. 10:45 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-6300.

MEDICARE PROGRAM, learn about the new Medicare drug benefit. Sponsored by the Arlington Agency on Aging. 1 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1700.

REIKI PROGRAM, for cancer patients. Thirty-minute sessions by Reiki practitioners. 7-9 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center, health promotion classroom, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-558-6284.

Saturday 10

MEDICARE PROGRAM, learn about the new Medicare drug benefit. Sponsored by the Arlington Agency on Aging. 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1700.

Monday 12

WALTER REED WALKERS, weekly walking program at Union Station in the District. 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.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, breast cancer patients share information on diagnoses and treatments. 5:30-7 p.m., Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-558-5555.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER, support group for people with the condition. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Free. 703-250-1126.

Tuesday 13

MEDICARE PROGRAM, learn about the new Medicare drug benefit. Sponsored by the Arlington Agency on Aging. 10:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1700.

MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM, a panel discussion by members of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill titled "Preparing a Teen With a Psychiatric Diagnosis for the Post-Secondary-School World." 7:30 p.m., basement meeting room, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-525-8616.

Wednesday 14

SENIOR WALKING CLUB, walk around the National Cathedral in the District. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $3. 703-228-4403.

MEDICARE PROGRAM, learn about the new Medicare drug benefit. Sponsored by the Arlington Agency on Aging. 10:45 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1700.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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