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Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO) is selling the 2005 Entertainment coupon books. The books are $25. Of that amount, $6.50 goes directly to ECHO. Books are available now and may be used immediately and through Nov. 1, 2005. Coupon books can be picked up at ECHO at 7205 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. For more information, call 703-569-9160 or 703-451-7955.
Mothers First - Fairfax is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms night out and lectures. The next meetings take place on Sept. 1 and Sept. 15, at 10 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
The Leukemia support group meets on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center. Dr. John Feigert will talk about new treatments for chronic and acute leukemias in the program, "Advances in the Treatment of Adult Leukemia." Free. To register call, 703-960-1100 or e-mail email@example.com.
Life with Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) hosts a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., at Truro Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Meetings take place the second Thursday of every month. To register, or for more information, call 703-273-1300, ext. 314.
The United Ostomy Association Inc., Northern Virginia Chapter, sponsors a monthly support group meeting on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m., at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Featured speaker Dr. Paul Savoca discusses "Latest advances in the treatment of IBDs." For more information call 703-802-3457. Inova Fairfax Hospital is located at 3300 Gallows Road.
Mothers First - Burke is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter careers to raise their children at home. Activities include, lectures, field trips, moms night out, etc. Meetings are Sept. 13 and Sept. 27, at 10:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org for more information.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) sponsors meetings for moms and children, from birth through kindergarten. Meetings include guest speakers, food and fun. The next meeting takes place on Monday, Sept. 13, from 7-9 p.m., at Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Road, Springfield. For more information call 703-941-4124.
Fairfax Little River Glen Group of the PFNCA sponsors Parkinson's Disease Support Group meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m., at Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Baker Court, Fairfax. The next meeting is on Sept. 16. For more information, call 202-966-4450.
Lymphoma Group: Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This educational support group is for adult patients and families to share and learn ways to meet the challenges of living with Non-Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's lymphoma. Meets on the third Monday of the month at Sunrise Assisted Living Center at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax. Next meeting takes place on Monday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-698-2841.
Springfield Greenspring Village Group of the PFNCA sponsors Parkinson's Disease Support Group meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. The next meeting is on Sept. 23. For more information, call Michel Margosis at 703-569-2630 or Mitch Mills at 703-913-0270. Greenspring Village is located 7400 Spring Village Drive, Springfield.
Fairfax Sully Group and Exercise Class of the PFNCA sponsors meetings on the fourth Saturday of the month, at 10 a.m., at the Fair Oaks Sunrise Assisted Living Facility in Fairfax. The next meeting is on Sept. 25. Fair Oaks Sunrise Assisted Living Facility is located at 3750 Joseph Siewick Drive. Co-leaders are Bill Robbins, 703-830-3823, and Darryl Edwards, 703-378-9213.
HAVEN of Northern Virginia offers an eight-week support group open to children ages 6-12 who have experienced death of a parent, sibling, relative or friend. The group meetings begin Sept. 30, at 5 p.m., at 4606 Ravensworth Road. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit www.havenofnova.org.
Parkinson's Disease Exercise Class meets weekday mornings at Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax. The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients, family members and carepartners. For class schedule and more information, call the LRG Senior Center at 703-503-8703.
Mothers & More of Northern Virginia. Mothers & More is a support organization for women who have altered their career path to care for their young children at home. General meetings take place the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. For more information, call 1-866-716-7766.
Parents of Children with Epilepsy. A support group for parents of children of all ages diagnosed with seizure disorders, meets the fourth Monday of each month, 7-8 p.m., at the Braddock supervisor's office in the meeting room, 9002 Burke Lake Road. For more information, call Dana Douglas at 703-425-6660.
Thyroid Cancer Support Group. Open to thyroid cancer survivors and their adult loved ones to share information and support in this monthly meeting co-sponsored with the Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association. For more information, call 1-877-588-7904.
United Ostomy Association Inc., Northern Virginia Chapter, hosts its monthly support group meeting at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Conference rooms D-E-F. Program includes discussions of topics of interest and concern to ostomates. Free, refreshments served. INOVA Fairfax Hospital is located at 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Parking in Blue garage is free with stamped parking ticket. For more information, call 703-802-3457.
Spirituality Quest. This support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St. For National Cancer Survivors' month, participants will partake in group sharing on the topic "Survivors' Be-Attitudes." For more information call 703-698-2841.
Multiple Myeloma Group meets monthly to discuss experiences, emotions and challenges of living with multiple myeloma. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.
Fairfax Little River Glen Group. Parkinson's Disease Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday at Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients, family members and carepartners. Free. For more information, call 703-891-0821.
Breast Cancer Group at the Inova Fairfax Woman's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Road. For more information call 703-698-2841.
Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous is a program for individuals recovering from addictive eating and anorexia based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at our meetings. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m., at Westwood Baptist Church, 8200 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Call 1-877-805-2823 for more information and other times and locations.
Teen Living Summer Program. The Adolescent and Family Growth Center sponsors the Teen Living Summer program. Activities for participants aim to entertain, educate and provide optimal treatment opportunities for teens. During the summer months, the staff conducts treatment groups and individual therapy sessions along with recreational and team-building activities, including a weekly trip to Six Flags. Other special trips planned include tours of museums, the Pentagon, the Kennedy Center, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, a TV station and an overnight trip to Ocean City. For more information call 703-425-9200.
Sunrise Assisted Living of Fairfax offers a short-term stay program for aging persons. Fees vary depending on the community and personal care needs. Three meals per day are included. Program is designed for a week's stay to several months. For more information, call 703-691-0046. Sunrise of Fairfax is located at 9207 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax.
Individual Nutrition Counseling. Schedule an individual appointment with registered dietitian Julie Thorsen from Inova Fairfax Cancer Center's Cancer Patient Nutrition Support Program and learn how to optimize your nutritional status related to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Call 703-289-8787 to schedule an appointment.
Girl Talk. Group open to middle school girls meets Thursdays at 5 p.m. to improve social skills and discuss academic pressure, decision making and other issues.
Short-term Counseling Services offers an opportunity to discuss the challenges that follow a cancer diagnosis and to explore effective ways of coping. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Life with Cancer office at 703-698-2820.