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Health, Dec. 24-30

Send announcements or events, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail <a href="mailto:loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com">loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged.

The Medicare Part D prescription drug program annual open enrollment runs through Dec. 31. The Loudoun County VICAP Medicare Counseling program offers help in comparing the plans. Call the Medicare Part D helpline, 703-737-8036.

Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services will be holding a flu shot clinic Monday, Dec. 29, 3-7 p.m., Inova Loudoun Hospital, front entrance, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Lansdowne, onboard the Mobile Unit. Children ages 4 and above and adults can be vaccinated. Cost for the flu shot is $25 per person, no charge for seniors with a valid Medicare card with Part B. Pneumonia shot will be offered to seniors and those with chronic diseases for $45. Call the Mobile Health Services hotline at 703-771-2907.

A support group for survivors of sexual assault, offered by Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice/LAWS, will begin Jan. 26 and continue for 10 weeks. Participants must be in individual counseling. All services offered are free and confidential. Contact Hannah Lindsay at 703-771-9020.

Changes and Challenges support group, meets the third Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Interactive discussion on topics such as perception and change, attitudes and coping skills. Call 703-430-2397.

Ashburn Bipolar Support Group, a free, peer-led support group for those with bipolar disorder, meets every Monday, at 8 p.m., at Ashburn Psychological Services, second floor, 44110 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Ashburn. Contact ashburn@dbsanova.org or 703-349-0944.

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.