Health Notes

Health Notes

To have community health events listed in The Arlington Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. This free community listing is reserved to events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449 with any questions.

"Death Too Soon: When Death Strikes a Young Parent or Child." A workshop exploring death from the perspective of children and parents, and discussing the grieving process. $30, includes lunch and materials. 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Call 703-924-1450 or visit

Arlington Public health holds regular anonymous HIV testing, no appointment required. To be tested, visit 1800 N. Edison St. Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., or Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Testing by appointment is also available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 12-1:30 p.m. Call 703-228-5266.

Brain Aerobics. Learn ways to promote healthy brain function and behaviors that may protect against cognitive decline at Sunrise at Bluemont Park from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 Speaker: Nancy Dezan, Program Manager, Alzheimer's Association Sunrise is located at 5900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

Nutrition Seminar. Alan Terlinsky, M.D., presents a nutrition and exercise seminar, at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 28, at Capitol Metro Physical Therapy. To register, call 703-527-1700. Capitol Metro Physical Therapy is located in the Ballston Common Mall Sport and Health Club.

An Organization for Autism Research Conference will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Oct. 29-30. For more information, call 703-351-5031 or e-mail

The Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry is launching an effort to provide health education and personal skills for Northern Virginia’s immigrant and migrant populations. NOVAM plans to bring its new RV mobile unit to the streets of immigrant communities. The program will be funded by a $250,000 grant from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Awards. Arlington is among the five counties NOVAM plans to target.

The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family will hold a symposium on family theory and family psychotherapy on Nov. 5-6, at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston, 4610 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. For more information, contact Marjorie Hottel at 202-965-4400 or visit

HIV/AIDS Support Groups. Sponsored by the Whitman-Walker Clinic. Includes groups for women, Latinos, heterosexuals and those newly diagnosed. Call Ron Redfoot at 703-531-4979.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Family Support Group. Meets first Monday of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Call 703-978-6425 for details.

Odyssey Healthcare, a hospice provider, seeks volunteers in the Northern Virginia community to visit and assist terminally ill patients and their families. Training will be provided. Call Karen Baroody at 703-821-9200 or email