Health Notes

Health Notes

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The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) presents “Building A Family Through Adoption,” a free evening workshop Monday, March 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, located at 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. With Beth Lutton, LCSW-C, Director of Adoptions for JSSA and Stanton Phillips, Esq., adoption attorney. Register with Judy Miller at 301-816-2697.

Learn how to protect against pandemic influenza Thursday, March 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Presentation by Fairfax County health director Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H. Brown-bag lunches are encouraged. Call Paulette Whiteside at 703-324-5285, TTY 711.

Haven of Northern Virginia offers a free, six-week support group for those who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives starting Wednesday, March 26 from 7:30-9 p.m. at Haven, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. Space is limited, registration required. Call 703-941-7000, e-mail

The Little River Yoga Studio offers a Mum and Baby Yoga Class, Thursdays at 10 a.m., and a Kidz Yoga Class Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. at the studio, 6399 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. For details call 703 203 8510 or email For a schedule of classes see

The Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter offers telephone discussion groups, called Tuesday Telephone Talks, every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. Skilled group facilitator moderates discussions; metro-area residents may call in and discuss a wide range of caregiving topics. Join the discussion by calling toll-free at 888.262.0101. For a list of upcoming discussion topics call 703.766.9007 or see

New Moms Group. Meets at Inova Fairfax Hospital Women's Center, 7 South Dayroom, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. New mom and baby topics and concerns, including breast-feeding. Experienced maternal-infant nurse/lactation consultant facilitates the group discussions. Weekly prize drawing. Complimentary parking, baby weight check, refreshments and resource information. Ongoing, Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-noon. For the convenience of new moms, no preregistration needed. $5/session. Call 703-204-6455.

Brain Tumor Group, first Tuesday of the month at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax. Adult patients and families are invited to share and learn ways to meet the challenges of living with primary malignant or benign brain tumors. For more information, call 703-698-2841.

The Caregivers Meeting. Weekly drop-in group for family members and friends of those with cancer to discuss various concerns. Wednesdays, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Inova Fairfax Hospital in the Radiation Oncology Conference Room. Use the blue garage. Call 703-698-2841 or visit

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Groups are facilitated by trained group leaders, ongoing, free and open to the community. For schedules, call 1-866-259-0042.

Burke/Springfield/Fairfax Compassionate Friends Support Group. Friendship and understanding to families grieving the death of a child. The support group meets monthly at St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, at 7:30 p.m. Call 703-425-9504.

Birth Mothers support group meets weekly in Northern Virginia. It is for any woman who has ever placed a child in adoption and would like to meet with others who have done the same. A licensed clinical social worker and a national certified counselor will lead the group. Call Pat Cunningham or Stephanie Hayden at Catholic Charities at 703-425-0100. A modest fee is charged based on income.

Achieve Fitness is offering free trial classes for its women-only outdoor fitness boot camps in Fairfax Station. To register, visit or call 1-888-872-7961. E-mail

Body and Soul aerobics and strength training classes meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9-10:30 a.m., at Burke Community Church, 9990 Old Keene Mill Road. Body and Soul is a complete cardiovascular and strength workout to contemporary Christian music. Call Suzann Albanese at 703-372-2332.