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Breastfeeding Mom's Group. New Mom and Baby topics, including breastfeeding. Experienced maternal-infant nurse/lactation consultant facilitates group discussions. Weekly prize drawing. Complimentary parking, baby weight check, refreshments and resource information. Groups meet on Thursdays, at 10:30 a.m., at Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 7 South Dayroom, 3300 Gallows Road. Cost is $5 per session. For more information, call 703-776-MILK (6455).
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. 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.
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. Meeting takes place on 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.
The Fairfax County Health Department presents "Your Health Is in Your Hands: Wash" on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, in observance of National Food Safety Education Month. Presenters will demonstrate hand-washing techniques and food safety information. Open to all ages. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.
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.
Haven of Northern Virginia sponsors a six-week children's bereavement support group program beginning Thursday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. Open to children ages 6-12 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, relative or friend. Program is free, and registration is required. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit www.havenofnova.org. Haven of Northern Virginia is located at 4606 Ravensworth Road.
La Leche League of Burke, Northern Virginia's only weekend La Leche League meeting, meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m., at the Burke Presbyterian Church on Oak Leather Drive. The next meeting takes place on Saturday, Oct. 2. The topic is "The Baby Arrives: The Family and the Breastfed Baby." Free, expectant mothers, mothers and their babies are encouraged to attend. For additional information, contact Leslie at 703-256-2754 or Marisa at 703-323-7301.
The United Ostomy Association, Northern Virginia Chapter sponsors its monthly support group meeting on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m., at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Conference rooms D-E-F, 3300 Gallows Road. Topic of discussion is "Hospice: An Overview," led by Barbara Watts, RN, CHPN, of Capital Hospice. Refreshments are served. Free. For more information, call 703-802-3457