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Dr. Schenk will present a program on prostate health at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Wednesday, April 19, at 10:45 a.m. Free. Call 703-430-2397.
On Thursday, April 20, the Youth and Government Club of Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Sterling, will hold its 8th annual blood drive, from 8 a.m. until about 3 p.m. Students from the school will be participating with students who are 17 need parental consent. Adults do not need to make an appointment in advance in order to participate; they are put at the front of the line when they arrive.
The Youth and Government Club also solicits donations from area businesses. Pizza, doughnuts, sandwiches, and drinks are provided for the Red Cross workers, club members and especially the donors for them to eat after they have given blood. Several years ago the Red Cross selected Potomac Falls High School as its High School Blood Drive of the Year. Contact James Chrisman or Ed Brosh at Potomac Falls High School, 703-444-7542.
Joan Cassidy will be at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Thursday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to provide assistance and answer questions about hearing loss.
The Loudoun Association for Children with Hearing Loss is hosting deaf/hard of hearing panelists from Gallaudet University to give their insight of growing up with a hearing loss. This is an opportunity for parents and care givers of D/HOH children to learn first hand of a deaf adultÕs experiences in education and social situations. April 21, at 7 p.m., at the Leesburg Airport.
RSVP to Mary Photinakis at email@example.com, visit the Web site www.loudounhearing.org or call Mary Photinakis at 703-327-5026.
The Nova Medical Group, 21785 Filigree Court, Suite 100, Ashburn, is offering a free seminar, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, April 22, 10:30 a.m. Carol Coloma, Dr. Grace Keenan and Michelle Thompson will discuss hormone replacement studies and available options. Preregistration required, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-554-100, Ext. 323.
An informational and registration meeting for Active for Life will take place at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, Thursday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. The 21-week program is a free motivational program for increasing physical activity. It is not an exercise class; and is free to qualified applicants. The program is part of a national study by the Cooper Institute and Human Kinetics. Brochures available at any Loudoun County senior center.
"Tired of Being Tired," May 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Educational health series specifically focused on womenÕs issues. This lecture focuses specifically on fatigue, a common and rapidly growing epidemic. Presented by Kathy Sheraw, R.N. from Leesburg Laser Center, and Dr. Susan Clark from Back In Action Chiropractic.
The Loudoun County CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) parents support group will meet the second Tuesday of every month, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. SuccessLab Learning Centers is hosting the meetings and providing refreshments. SuccessLab is located at 20660 Ashburn Road in Old Town Ashburn near the fire station.
The purpose of the support group is to provide a place where parents can come to be heard, be understood and help each other with their struggles and also learn about the amazing qualities children with ADHD possess. Contact CHADD Loudoun County coordinator Kirk Martin at 703-508-7908 or e-mail at email@example.com. Meetings are slated for May 16 and June 13.
The Social Security Administration is accepting applications from older adults and people with disabilities who may qualify for extra help paying for the new Medicare drug benefit.
The extra help will pay some or all of the monthly drug plan premiums and deductibles, and most of the coinsurance for prescription drugs covered by the new Medicare drug benefit. It is expected to provide an average of $2,100 per year in assistance.
Call the Medicare Hot line, 703-737-8036, at the Loudoun County Agency on Aging to request an application, to get help in filling out the application and for income requirements.
People with Medicare can apply for the subsidy by mail or in person at a local Social Security office. The application will also be available online at www.ssa.gov.
The Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit begins Jan. 1. The enrollment deadline is May 15. The average premium is expected to be about $37 per month for people who do not have the low-income subsidy.
The Nova Medical Group, 21785 Filigree Court, Suite 100, Ashburn, is offering a free seminar on fibromyalgia, May 21, 10 a.m. Annette Hudler, D.O., and Elise Schroeder, N.D., will discuss treatments for fibromyalgia, a disorder of chronic widespread pain accompanied by soft tissue tenderness and fatigue. Preregistration required, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-554-100, Ext. 323.
Ashburn Presbyterian Church is beginning a cancer support group for those diagnosed with cancer, their family and friends. All are welcome. The group will provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere whose purpose is to support individuals affected by cancer by encouraging them to connect with God, resources and one another.
The group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m., on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, beginning Oct. 13. There will be no meeting on Thanksgiving. The meeting will be held upstairs at APC, 20962 Ashburn Road, in room 209. Child care will not be provided. Call the offices at 703-729-2012, or visit the Web site at www.ashburnpresbyterian.org.
The Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region is sponsoring the following support groups for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and caregivers.
Free of charge. Call 703-425-6660.
* Reston Epilepsy Group meets the second and fourth Friday of each month, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Herndon High School, Entrance 5, Room 123, 700 Bennett St., Herndon.
* Northern Virginia Epilepsy Group meets every Wednesday, from 7-8 p.m., at Falls Church High School, Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church.
The Loudoun Association for Children with Hearing Loss (LACHL) is a nonprofit association with a mission to support families of D/HOH infants and school-aged children through networking and sharing information about the issues that face our children. Meetings are the second Friday of the month from September through May. Visit www.loudounhearing.org or call Mary Photinakis at 703-327-5026.
A support group for persons suffering with Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases as well as other mental illnesses, and their caregivers meets the second Monday of each month, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Road, Sterling. The meetings are open to the community. Call 703-430-2203 or visit www.Galileeumc.org.
The YMCA Loudoun County, 6 Fairfax St., S.E., Leesburg, is offering Forever Fit. A gentle, but effective exercise program for seniors age 55 and older for men and women. Improve strength, flexibility, endurance, posture and balance through walking, marching, strength exercises, stretching and relaxation. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive rubber-soled shoes. Mondays and Wednesday, 9-10 a.m. Cost $8 per class. Call 703-777-2275.
The Loudoun HealthCare's Mobile Health Van visits the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, to take blood pressure and glucose testing along with other medical needs. Call 703-430-2397.
A support group for people with hearing loss, tinnitus or Meniere's disease meets at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, 2 p.m., the first Friday of each month. Call 703-430-2397.
The Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Call 703-430-2397.
The staff from Lenscrafters at Dulles Town Center will provide eyeglass care the second Wednesday each month, from 1-2 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Call 703-430-2397.
Teresa Tupaj from Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing will be at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, the third Tuesday of each month, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., to clean, make adjustments and minor repairs to hearing aids, and perform hearing screenings. Call 703-430-2397.