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Senior Living: Health Notes

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The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area offers the following support group opportunities:

* 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. Next meeting takes place Feb. 24. 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. Next meeting takes place Feb. 26. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients and family members. For more information, contact Bill Robbins at 703-830-3823 or e-mail wbr_yanks@cox.net) 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.

* 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 March 17. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) welcomes PD patients, family members, and carepartners. No charge. For more information, call Leon Paparella at 202-966-4450.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital sponsors the following “Ask the Expert” sessions at the hospital, 3700 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax. For more information or to register, call 703-204-3366:

* “New on the Horizon for Total Hip Replacement” on March 1. Dr. Mark McMahon is the guest expert.

The United Ostomy Association, Inc., Northern Virginia Chapter, hosts the workshop, “Do I need a will, a trust or nothing,” on Sunday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m., at INOVA Fairfax Hospital’s Physicians’ Conference Center, 3300 Gallows Road. Free. For more information, call 703-802-3457 or visit www.novachapteruoa.org.

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.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups. Facilitated by trained group leaders, ongoing, free and open to the community. For schedules, call 1-866-259-0042.

Chapter 5300 of the AARP. Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield in the theater at Village Square at 1 p.m.