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Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) presents a series of workshops and support groups for individuals directly affected by the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon. Managing My Money is the first in the Getting Real series for young adults (age 17 and up). It is for children of families directly affected by the Pentagon attack, and will be Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-noon, at NVFS, 10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 100, Oakton. For more, visit www.nvfs.org.
Orchid Pagoda presents GoodBodies Pilates for Kids, a child-friendly pilates program. Two class levels (ages 6-12 and ages 13-18) are running this fall. Free introductions to the class run throughout August. For more, call 703-207-9120. Orchid Pagoda is located at 8626 Lee Highway #200, Fairfax.
La Leche League of Fairfax City hosts its next meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. The topic is “Nutrition and Weaning.” Pregnant and nursing women as well as their children are welcome to attend. At Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St., Fairfax. For more, call 703-255-6808 or 703-481-7861 or visit www.fairfaxcitylll.org.
Registration is now open for walk enthusiasts, community groups, organizations and families to participate in the inaugural Fairfax Corner Walk for Food Allergies: Moving Toward A Cure, on September 10, at 9 a.m. at The Plaza at Fairfax Corner. Funds raised will support The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. For more, visit www.foodallergy.org or call 1-800-929-4040.
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area offers the following support group opportunities:
* Fairfax Sully Group and Exercise Class. The Parkinson's Disease Support Group meets monthly on the fourth Saturday, from 10-11 a.m., with an exercise class at 11 a.m., at the Fair Oaks Sunrise Assisted Living Facility, 3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax. Next meeting takes place Aug. 27. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients and family members. Co-leaders are Bill Robbins 703-830-3823 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) and Darryl Edwards 703-378-9213. Visit www.parkinsonstories.com.
* Fairfax Little River Glen Group. The Parkinson's Disease Support Group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m., at Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax. The next meeting is on Aug. 18. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients, family members, and carepartners. No charge. For more information, call Leon Paparella at 202-966-4450.
* The Springfield Parkinson's Disease Support Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m., at Greenspring Village, 7400 Spring Village Drive, Town Center Building, Music Room, Springfield. The next meeting takes place Aug. 25. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients, family members and carepartners. For more information, call Michel Margosis at 703-569-2630 or Mitch Mills at 703-913-0270.
* The Parkinson's Disease Support Group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10-11 a.m., with an exercise class normally reserved at 11 a.m., at the Fair Oaks Sunrise Assisted Living Facility, 3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients and family members. For more information, contact Bill Robbins at 703-830-3823 or e-mail email@example.com) and Darryl Edwards at 703-378-9213. Visit www.parkinsonstories.com.
* Fairfax Little River Glen Exercise Class. The Parkinson's Disease Exercise Class meets weekday mornings at Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients, family members and carepartners. For class schedule and more information, call the LRG Senior Center at 703-503-8703.
Alzheimer's Family Day Center, located at 2812 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, hosts various classes. Reservations are required, and classes are open to people who are caring for a relative or friend with dementia. For more, call 703-204-4664 or visit www.alzheimersfdc.org/classes.htm.
HAVEN of Northern Virginia sponsors the following bereavement support groups. HAVEN of Northern Virginia is located at 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-7000 or visit www.havenofnova.org:
* Widow/Widower Bereavement Support Groups, for anyone grieving the death of a spouse. Meetings take place on the first and third Thursday of the month or on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. The next Tuesday meetings take place Aug. 9 and 23, from 7:30-9 p.m. The next Thursday meeting takes place Aug. 4 and 18, from 2-3:30 p.m.
* A General Bereavement Support Group, for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Meetings take place the first and third Wednesday of the month. Next meeting takes place Aug. 17 from 7:30-9 p.m.
* Suicide Survivors Bereavement Support Group, for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide, meets the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9 p.m. Next meeting takes place Sept. 6.
Mothers & More is a support group for women who have altered their career path to care for their young children at home. The group offers playgroups, children's and family activities, guest speakers, book club, mom's night out, movie night, chat group and more. For more information, call 1-866-716-7766 or visit www.novamoms.org. The group meets at the following:
* The third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., in the Braddock Hall at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The next meeting is Aug. 17.
* The first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center. Next meeting is Aug. 4.
Metastatic Breast Cancer support groups, a closed group setting with other women living with metastatic breast cancer, take place on Thursdays and Fridays. Registration is required. Call Sage Bolte at 703-208-5620 for times, location, ore information and to register.
Birthmothers is an outreach ministry for pregnant women serving Fairfax county. They match pregnant women with a specially trained friend who listens to concerns about being pregnant, the baby's father and the future. The group also connects women with practical assistance like low-cost prenatal care, housing resources, or legal aid. Birthmothers is confidential and free. For more, call 1-877-77BIRTH.
Parent-to-Parent. A support group for parents of young children with special needs, co-sponsored by Jewish Social Service Agency and the Board of Jewish Education, Northern Virginia. Fourth Friday of every month at a location to be announced. $65/individual, $90/couple for entire series, $10/session for drop-ins. 301-255-1944.
The Epilepsy Foundation is sponsoring on-going support groups and classes in Fairfax County; Washington, D.C. and Prince William County. Free. For information, call 703-425-6660.
New Mom's Group. Meets at Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 7 South Dayroom, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. New mom and baby topics and concerns, including breast-feeding. Experienced maternal-infant nurse/lactation consultant facilitates the group discussions. Weekly prize drawing. Complimentary parking, baby weight check, refreshments and resource information. Ongoing, Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. For the convenience of new moms, no preregistration needed. $5/session. Call 703-204-6455.
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.
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.
Breast Cancer Group at the Inova Fairfax Woman's Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 3300 Gallows Road. For more information call 703-698-2841.
The Church of the Nativity offers a general bereavement support group the first and third Thursday of each month from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the church, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. Open to adults of all faiths. For more information, call 703-455-2400, ext. 17.