Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Addressing ‘Mindfulness’ at Great Falls Senior Center Event

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) has announced Mark Thurston, Ph. D. as a guest speaker for the Aug. 5 event. Thurston is a Senior Fellow at George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Wellness Being. The Center was created at Mason six years ago from funding provided by former Great Falls residents Don and Nancy deLaski. Thurston’s academic background is psychology, with specializations in positive psychology, trans-personal psychology, and stress management. Before coming to Mason, he worked for thirty-five years in adult education related to consciousness, holistic health, and personal transformation. Thurston is the faculty coordinator at Mason’s 15-credit undergraduate minor in consciousness and transformation.

The Aug. 5 event will be held at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. The program runs 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch. A modest contribution is appreciated.

The event is being sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, 11347 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, a home caregiver company that brings a kind companion to make each day more enjoyable for a senior.

To reserve, email Polly Fitzgerald, at pollyfitz1@Verizon.net or call 703-759-4345 and leave a message.

Loebig Chiropractic to Host Blood Drive

Loebig Chiropractic & Rehab, in partnership with The American Red Cross, will be hosting another community blood drive in Great Falls at the office of Dr. Glenn Loebig, 754 Walker Rd, Great Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

“The turnout for our last blood drive was so amazing, we decided to host another event to assist with our local blood shortage,” said Loebig.

The American Red Cross mentions that people can donate a pint of blood every 56 days and each donation can help save up to three lives.

Prospective blood donors should bring a photo ID, weigh a minimum of 115 pounds and be at least 17 years of age. A 16-year old may donate blood with written parental consent. Many health conditions and medications do not prevent someone from donating blood, so all interested parties are encouraged to call 703-757-5817 with any questions.