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Health notes are for support groups, exercise classes, blood drives and similar events open to the public at no or minimal cost. Send information to mclean@connectionnewspapers.com or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA 22102. Deadline is Friday. Call 703-917-6449 with questions.

Lifestyle Weight Management Center of Tysons Corner opened recently. The center, at 2235 Cedar Lane, Suite 302, Vienna, offers patients Dr. Sanford Siegal’s Cookie Diet hunger-controlling foods as a part of their new weight loss and management program.

Under the medical direction of physician and weight loss expert Dr. Hazem Elariny, the Lifestyle Weight Management Center offers a medically-supervised weight reduction and weight maintenance program.

Dr. Siegal will attend the center’s official Grand Opening on Saturday, Sept. 8. The hours for the center are 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Call 703-778-7878.

Body and Soul fitness classes are starting this week and next week. Contact instructor for more information on individual classes; visit www.bodyandsoul.org for more classes. New students receive 15 percent discount.

At McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, McLean, on Mondays and Fridays, 9:45-11:15 a.m. starting Sept. 10, free childcare, call Mary Ward at 703-754-3722.

At McLean Presbyterian Church, 1020 Balls Hill Road, McLean on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:15 p.m., strength training only, call Dana Elsnick at 703-847-9814.

At Epiphany United Methodist Church, 1014 Country Club Drive, NE, Vienna on Mondays, 9:15-10:15 a.m. starting Sept. 10, active for life/low impact, call Lynn Mosteller at 703-698-8624.

At Grace Presbyterian Church, 2381 Cedar Lane, Vienna, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45-11 a.m. starting Sept. 11, call Lynne Brents at 703-242-8826.

At Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:15-10:30 a.m. active for life/low impact, call Lynn Mosteller at 703-698-8624.

On Monday, Sept. 10, 5-6 p.m., Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care, 1609 Great Falls St., McLean, will host Barbara DeAngelis of the Alzheimer’s Association who will facilitate a presentation for caregivers on “Dementia: Helpful Insights Into Behaviors and Communication.” To register call 703-734-1718, 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

The Alzheimer’s Association sponsors a caregiver support group at The Sylvestery at Vinson Hall the second Monday of each month. The next meeting will be Monday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. Caregiver support groups can help family and friends share their experiences, learn caregiving tips, and know where to turn for help. Contact Alison Humora at 703-970-3700 or Shannon Bishop at 703-538-2975.

The 2007 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will be held Sept. 15-27, marking its 25th anniversary. Participants must be 50 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2007 and reside in one of the sponsoring Northern Virginia jurisdictions. Among the events offered for competition are track and field, swimming, card games, shuffleboard, tennis, horseshoes, pickleball, basketball, board games, bowling and golf. Registration for some events is available at the event. Call 703-228-3600, ext. 9996, or visit www.novaseniorolympics.com.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics also seeks participants to volunteer to help with events when not competing. Non-participants are also welcome to volunteer. Those interested can call Volunteer Chairperson Jane England at 703-491-2183.

Program on allergies, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Dr. Kathryn Thomas discusses underlying causes and treatment options for allergies. Free; registration is required. Call 703-255-6360.