Health Notes

Health Notes

Send announcements to herndon@ or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102. Deadline is Friday. Call 703-917-6449 with questions.

Fall Open House at Body by Geoff. Prize drawings, 10-minute health checks, Same-Day discounts, Diet-to-Go samplings, new Iso-Tonic Vitamin discounts. All are welcome. Saturday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1609 Washington Plaza, 703-464-5559.

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

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.

Blood drive for Inova hospitals at the Reston Town Center, Tuesday, Sept. 25, noon-7:30 p.m. The bloodmobile will be located beside the pavilion near Williams-Sonoma. Schedule an appointment by calling 1-866-256-6372 or visit

The Cancer Project, a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing cancer prevention through education and research, is offering a free, eight-session cooking course designed to help people prevent and survive cancer through proper diet and nutrition. Local cooking instructor Jan Graves guides students through the preparation of the low-fat, vegetarian meals. Classes are noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 26, at Herndon Curves, 720 Grant St., Herndon. Sept. 26: Fueling Up on Low-Fat Foods; Oct. 3: Favoring Fiber; Oct. 10: Discovering Dairy Alternatives; Oct. 17: Replacing Meat; Oct. 24: Planning Healthy Meals; Oct. 31: Antioxidants and Phytochemicals; Nov. 7: Immune-Boosting Foods; Nov. 14: Maintaining a Healthy Weight. To register, call 703-707-9011. Visit or call 202-244-5038.

Run, jog or walk with Body by Geoff, every Saturday, 8 am. Free. Meet at Body By Geoff, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. Call 703-464-5559.

CTS Partners in Health hosts Healthy Happy Hours on Fridays 6:30-7:30 p.m., at 443-A Carlisle Drive in Herndon. Upcoming topics include Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Pilates, and Managing Road Rage. For more information call 703-435-4553. Visit for a complete list of upcoming events.

TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight loss support group, meets every Tuesday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. Weigh-ins begin at 6 p.m., with meetings at 6:30. Contact Bobbie Cippel at 703-476-4062 or visit