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Fairfax County wellness calendar, Sept. 12 to 18, 2013

Research subjects sought The American Cancer Society is seeking Fairfax County residents, ages 30-65, with no history of cancer, to enroll in the Cancer Prevention Study-3. Identities of subjects are anonymous. Sept. 21-Oct.2. 888-604-5888.

“Healthy Ways to Cope With Disease and Illness” By Capital Caring. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. 703-765-4573. Free, registration required.

Mood disorders support Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Falls Church. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-354-5104. Free.

Helping Hands Stroke Club meeting For stroke survivors and caregivers. Friday, 1-2 p.m. Joseph Willard Health Center, 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-246-7120. $1.

Peripheral neuropathy support group Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Mason District Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 202-418-1763. Free.

Mental health support Sponsored by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Falls Church. Saturday, 3-5 p.m. Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, 3302 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. 703-354-5104. Free.

Yoga for gardeners An eight-week Vinyasa method yoga class to help increase strength, flexibility and endurance necessary for gardening. Monday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-642-5173. $80, registration required.

Widowhood support group For people 60 and younger who have lost a spouse or significant other in the last two years. Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. Washington Regional Transplant Community, 7619 Little River Tpk., Suite 900, Annandale. 703-641-0100. Free.

Memory Cafe A meeting with information, resources and fellowship for those with Alzheimer’s and related diseases, and their caregivers. Tuesday, 2-4 p.m. Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Rd., Vienna. 571-236-6933. Free.

Celebrate Recovery A religious-based 12-step program addressing addiction, co-dependency, anger or other self-destructive behaviors. Child care provided. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Rd., Herndon. 703-793-0026. 703-793-0026. Free.

Alzheimer’s research update Discussed by a dementia expert. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-204-4664. Free.

Dementia caregivers support Sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax. Eileen Thompson. 703-451-8626. Free, registration required.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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