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Arlington Snapshot: LavaBarre in the Park

Local residents enjoy a free session hosted by LavaBarre Studio at Gateway Park in Rosslyn on July 12. The outdoor classes are available Tuesday evening 6-7 p.m. through July 26. Each exercise concentrates on concepts of ballet, Pilates and yoga. All are welcome to participate; bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes.

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Burke and Springfield: AARP Campaign Office Opens in Springfield

On Wednesday, July 6, delegates Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) and Dave Albo (R-42) helped kick off the opening of the American Association of Retired Persons’s “Take a Stand” Campaign Headquarters in Springfield.

Chandra Kumar Selected as the New Executive Director at Greenspring

Chandra Kumar has been selected as the new executive director at Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield.

Potomac: Shopping Center Hosts Free Yoga Classes

Cabin John Shopping Center and Mall is hosting free yoga classes each Saturday morning, 9-10 a.m.

Great Falls: Preventing Zika: Doing Your Part

Open public meeting in Great Falls on how to prevent the disease from spreading.

In light of growing international concerns regarding the spread of the Zika virus, the Fairfax County Health Department is holding open public meetings to inform residents how to best prevent the disease from spreading.

Pushups For Charity Challenge Benefits Veterans

Local veteran opens gym, Rebel Fit USA.

Strategies for Preventing Concussions This Summer

Local physician is pioneering traumatic brain injury treatment.

Summer has been dubbed “trauma season” by health care professionals.

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Chantilly Snapshot: Health Gathering

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Auxiliary hosted the Virginia Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries and Volunteers (VAHAV) Northern District Spring Meeting on May 16. More than 90 volunteers attended from 12 of the 14 hospitals who are in the Northern District. The meeting was held at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, a new, freestanding cancer center on the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital campus. Founded in 1949, VAHAV serves health care auxiliaries and volunteer organizations. See www.vahav.org.

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Senior Safety Summit Held in McLean

McLean Citizens Association hosts Senior Safety Summit.

Free Independence Day Cab Rides Offered

Preparing to combat that U.S. holiday when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 41 percent of all U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers, free cab rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington Metropolitan area on Independence Day, July 4.

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Reston: Yoga at the Pavilion

The Love Your Body Yoga Festival gives back and urges community to love their bodies.

The Pavilion at Reston Town Center filled with yogis on Sunday, June 12 for the eighth Love Your Body Yoga Festival.

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Alexandria People at Work: A Second Family at Sunrise

Every Alzheimer’s story is unique.

A yellow balloon zooms across the room. An arm reaches up from a wheelchair and bats it back across the room. The balloon flies faster and faster. "Go Hunter, you throw harder than anyone." Some of the residents are down the hall taking naps.

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Vienna Bike Rodeo Kicks Off ‘Bike/Walk to School Week’

Annual kids’ obstacle course embraces safe biking.

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McLean: Crisis Link, Text and Turning Point

McLean-based nonprofit provides services and engagement during crises.

Caryline Kelly, 27, will earn her graduate degree in mental health counseling this summer. Kelly is a recovery support specialist with Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, headquartered in McLean.

Stretching from Great Falls to La Jolla

Delivering yoga class close to home on Great Falls Green.

Victoria Weseley’s mother lives in La Jolla, California.

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