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<lst>Carcinoid Cancer Group hosts a group picnic on Saturday, June 19. Meet with other carcinoid cancer patients and their adult loved ones. Group meets on the third Saturday of the month. Call 703-255-0519 for location and time. Visit Web site at http://hometown.aol.com/cacsva.

The Fairfax Divorce Recovery Support Group is now accepting new members for its next 13 week "Rebuilding Group." The program is free and begins on Monday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. The group meets at the Fairfax Church of Christ, 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-631-2100.

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, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

General Cancer Support Group meets on Tuesday, June 22, at 7 p.m., at the Medical Plaza Building, Conference Center, 3700 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Sunrise Assisted Living of Fairfax hosts a Stroke Awareness seminar on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m. Sunrise of Fairfax is located at 9207 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. For more information call 703-691-0046.

Lymphedema Group Meeting takes place at the Life with Cancer Family Center, suite 203 in room B, on Wednesday, June 23, at 7 p.m. Meet with others who have hereditary or secondary lymphedema resulting from surgery, radiation or trauma to the lymphatic system. A certified lymphedema therapist and an oncology counselor will facilitate discussion about physical and emotional concerns. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

Caregivers Meetings convene on Wednesdays, June 23 and 30 at 7 p.m., at the Inova Fairfax Woman's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Road. Meetings are open to family members to discuss concerns including coping strategies, support, information to cancer and its treatment. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

The Life With Cancer Family Center sponsors "Expressive Arts: Painting with Watercolors," led by artists Maureen Wolford, on Thursday, June 24, at 10 a.m. Register by Monday, June 21. Classes held in the Life With Cancer Family Center, suite 203, room B. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

After the First Year, a monthly support group for people who have lost a loved one to cancer more than a year ago, takes place on Thursday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Life with Cancer Family Center, suite 203 in room B. Pre-registration is encouraged. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

BMT/Stem Cell Support Group meets on Thursday, June 24, at 12:30 p.m., at the Fairfax-Northern VA Hem-Onc, 8503 Arlington Blvd., No. 320, Fairfax. Open to past, current and upcoming Bone Marrow Transplant patients and caregivers. For more information call 703-698-2841.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group meets at on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. The next meeting is on June 24 at Greenspring Village, 7400 Spring Village Drive, Town Center Building, Music Room, Springfield. The Parkinson Foundation welcomes PD patients, family members, and carepartners. For more information, call 703-569-2630 or 703-913-0270.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month at the Fair Oaks Sunrise Assisted Living Facility. The next meeting is on June 26, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by an exercise class from 11 a.m. to noon. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients, family members and carepartners. Free. For more information call 703-378-9213. The Fair Oaks Sunrise Assisted Living Facility is located at 750 Joseph Siewick Drive.

Kids with Cancer Get Together meets on Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 3312 Gallows Road. Children with cancer ages 5 to 12 have a chance to meet each other, do arts and crafts, and play games. Parents will also have a chance to meet, talk and share. Lunch is provided. Participants must register. For more information call Jenny Eckert at 703-208-5623.

Mothers First - Burke is dedicated to supporting women that have chosen to interrupt careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms night out and lectures. The next meeting is on Monday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org for more information.

Strength 4 Your Journey. In recognition of National Cancer Survivors' Month, come hear about a new mode of learning and how to be your own best advocate on Wednesday, June 30, at 7 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, room 1B. Guest presenter is consultant and oncology nurse educator Barbara Murphy. Light refreshments provided. Must register by Monday, June 28. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

HAVEN of Northern Virginia offers the following bereavement support groups:

* A general bereavement support group for anyone grieving the death of a loved one meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The next meeting is on July 7.

* Widow/widower bereavement support groups for anyone grieving the death of a spouse. One support group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. and the other meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

* A suicide survivors bereavement support group for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The next meeting is July 6.

HAVEN of Northern Virginia is located at 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. For more information call 703-941-7000.

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.

Good Grief for Children, 5-12 years old. Mondays through July 26, at 5 p.m., at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St. This eight-week group session is open to children who have lost a loved one to cancer. Age appropriate activities and art therapy specially designed to help children share thoughts, feelings and memories that help them with the grief process. For more information call 703-208-5623.

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.

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.

CanSurvive. Patient-led, weekly general cancer support group for those dealing with any type of cancer takes place at the Life with Cancer Family Center every Thursday in June at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 301-610-0146 or visit http://can-survive.net. The Life With Cancer Family Center is located at 2832 Juniper St.

Brain Tumor Group, first Tuesday of the month at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St. Adult patients and families are invited to share and learn ways to meet the challenges of living with primary malignant or benign brain tumors. For more information, call 703-698-2841.