Health Notes, April 16

Health Notes, April 16

Send announcements to the Connection, to reston/ or call 703-917-6449. Deadline is Friday.

Skate ‘n Weight Family Fitness, family activity lessons at the Reston Skatequest, will be Saturday, April 19. 5:30-6 p.m., sports fitness class for the family in the rink’s fitness center with Margie Weiss,, followed by an on-ice lesson from Geremi Weiss Howard,, 6:15-6:45 p.m. Contact 703-790-5378 or to reserve a spot. Skate rental and skating fees apply.

Rejuvenations Massage Therapy is thinking of Purple Hearts. Recipients of the Purple Heart sacrifice more than most — they have endured pain and trauma on behalf of all they defend. As a small way to say thank you, Rejuvenations Massage Therapy is giving back: through May 1, Mondays are Purple Heart Days at Rejuvenations Massage Therapy. On Mondays, Rejuvenations Massage Therapy will offer free 60 minute massages to any Purple Heart recipient from the Middle East wars.

Rejuvenations Massage Therapy is a veteran-owned business, at 11707 Bowman Green Drive, Reston. Rick Morgan, Certified Massage Therapist, served in the United States Army from 1984 to 1987. He left the field of nursing to become a massage therapist in 2003. Call 703-203-7152 or visit

Qigong is the practice of simple movements designed to enhance and balance body's energy (qi). Join the CTS Partners in health, Friday, May 2, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to learn more about this system of health maintenance and illness prevention.Taught by Pauline Reid. Offered through CTS Partners in Health, 443 Carlisle Drive in Herndon. Call Sharon for more information, 703-623-8340.

Cranial Sacral Therapy helps alleviate discomfort in the face and head, if one suffers from headaches, TMJ pain, toothaches, or vision disorders. Kathy Clayton will explain the theory behind this method and provide a demonstration at CTS Partners in Health, 443 Carlisle Drive in Herndon, May 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Sharon for more information, 703-623-8340.

Mothers of Toddlers Support Group. Meets the first Thursday of each month in the Community Room at the Reston YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Road. Call 703-689-9240.

Peer support group for survivors of clergy abuse and others affected by the abuse, on the last Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., in the downstairs meeting room at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Road, McLean. Meetings are sponsored by Voice of the Faithful-Northern Virginia affiliate. Contact Ellen Radday at 703-538-6128.

Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 p.m., on the Reston Hospital Center campus in the Pavilion, 1850 Town Center Drive, Suite 307. Call 703-689-9100.

CTS Partners in Health continues to offer free Friday night lectures on health and wellness topics. 6:30 p.m. at 443 Carlisle Drive in Herndon. Call 703-435-4553 for more information.

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

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

The Epilepsy Foundation sponsors support groups and classes for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders, caregivers, and parents of children of all ages with seizure disorders. Free. Call Dana at 703-425-6660 or visit Reston Epilepsy Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at North County Government Center, Hunter Mill District Supervisors Office, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive.

Spiritual Support Group. Designed for oncology patients or those dealing with major illnesses. The non-denominational support group meets in the Radiation Therapy Department in the Pavilion on the Reston Hospital Center campus, 1850 Town Center Parkway on the first Tuesday of the month, at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 703-689-9325.

New Mothers Support Group. Meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at 10-11:30 a.m., in the Community Room at the Reston YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. Call 703-689-9240.

Sterling/Reston DRADA (Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association) Support Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m., in Reston. Call Ginny at 703-966-2510.

Bereavement Support Groups. Three groups, sponsored by Haven of Northern Virginia. The Suicide Survivors Group meets the first Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m. The Widow/Widower Support Group meets the first and third Thursday of every month, 2-3:30 p.m. and the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m. Call 703-941-7000.

Lupus Support Group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., at Reston Hospital Medical Plaza, Suite 117, 1800 Town Center Drive, Reston. Call 703-689-9240.

The Reston NAMI Support Group. Group meets twice a month, from 7-9 p.m., at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. This is a National Alliance for the Mentally Ill support group for family and friends of people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. Call Rhonda at 703-716-0674, or Barb at 703-715-2485.