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Montgomery wellness calendar, May 16 to 23, 2013

Tai Chi Chuan This drop-in exercise class stresses relaxation, balance and coordination. Thursday, 10 a.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. Free.

Power Foods and Healthy Aging A discussion followed by food sampling. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fox Hill Senior Condominiums, 8300 Burdette Rd., Bethesda. 301-968-1850. Free, reservations required.

Vision Support Lunch and Learn Marti Bailey from Sibley Senior Association and Community Health will discuss “Transitions: Grow with the Flow.” A complimentary light lunch will be served. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov. Free, registration required.

Bike to Work Day Food, drinks and giveaways. Sponsored by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. Friday. Visit the Web site for pit stops and details. 800-745-7433. www.biketoworkmetrodc.com.

Heart Smarts Learn how to prevent and reduce the risk of heart disease and other heart-related conditions. Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-896-3939. Free, registration required.

Home Alone class Prepares students ages 8 to 11 to spend brief periods of time alone. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. 301-774-8881. www.medstarmontgomery.org/classes. $35, registration required.

It’s Your Time! Pamper Your Mind, Body and Spirit For women age 55 and older. Topics and activities include bone health, chronic disease prevention and treatment, clinical screenings, lectures, seated massage, prizes and giveaways. Refreshments will be served. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Holy Cross Hospital, Professional and Community Education Center, 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 301-754-8800. www.holycrosshealth.org/whe. Free, registration requested.

Body Balance Yoga A six-week class for all abilities that provides pain management and relief for a variety of conditions. Sunday, 10:30 a.m., through June 23. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. 301-774-8881. www.medstarmontgomery.org/classes. $60, registration required.

Body Mechanics: Protecting Your Body and Reducing Pain Staff members from the Pain Connection talk about everyday activity and good body mechanics. Monday, 1:15 p.m. Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 240-777-4999. Free.

Cancer on the Job — Employee Rights Attorney Bill Day discusses the rights of cancer patients and what to expect when you seek benefits. Monday, 6-7:30 p.m. Hope Connections for Cancer Support, Beaumont House. 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. 301-493-5002. www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org. Free.

Pilates for seniors A fitness instructor leads a six-week session. Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. Visit the Web site for a registration form. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, second floor, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-896-3939. www.suburbanhospital.org/Classes/ClassCalendar.aspx. $60, registration required.

Evening grief support For anyone grieving the death of a loved one, a six-week group led by Montgomery Hospice counselors. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. 301-921-4400.

Intimacy and Dementia A free caregiver education program about dementia and relationship changes. Adult day care will be provided by qualified staff. Next Thursday, 3 p.m. Arden Courts of Kensington, 4301 Knowles Ave., Kensington. 301-493-7881. Kensington@arden-courts.com. Free, registration required.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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