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The Greater Chesapeake & Potomac (GC&P) Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is offering a weekly raffle for $100 worth of free gas. Every participant at any regional blood donation center or blood drive will automatically be entered into a raffle for the free gas card. All eligible donors are encouraged to call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule a blood donation appointment and show up for their chance to win $100 in free gas.
Donors must be in generally good health; be at least 17 years of age; weigh no less than 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo within the past year; and have not donated whole blood within the past 56 days.
Additional eligibility questions can be answered by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. Any groups interested in scheduling a drive or obtaining further information is asked to call 1-800-787-9282, Ext. 4925. Visit www.my-redcross.org.
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. Next visit is June 13 and June 20. 703-430-2397.
Shenandoah University's Symposium on Aging: Roadmap to Vitality will take place Saturday, June 3, at the Health Professions Building, Winchester Medical Campus, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The symposium is a partnership of Shenandoah University's School of Continuing Education, Valley Health Senior Health Services, Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury, Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging, Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, the Adult Care Center and Blue Ridge Hospice.
Designed to engage seniors, caregivers and family members, health-care providers, clergy, industry workers and policy makers for learning about current issues in aging well. Speakers include Dr. George Vaillant, author of "Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life," and Emily Kimball, senior-age adventurer and motivational speaker. Registration fee $20 per person, includes lunch. Transportation from Loudoun County available for additional $4.25 via the county Parks, Recreation and Community Services. Call Debra Mobley, 703-771-5012.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The next meeting is June 13.
The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is reporting a sharp decline in blood donations and is asking eligible blood donors to give the gift of life as soon as possible. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule a blood donation appointment immediately.
Donors must be in generally good health; be at least 17 years of age; weigh no less than 110 pounds; have not received a tattoo within the past year; have not donated whole blood within the past 56 days.
Any groups interested in scheduling a blood drive call 1-800-787-9282, Ext. 4925.
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. Next meeting is June 2.
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. Next meeting is June 13.
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. Next meeting is June 14.
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. Next meeting is June 20.