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<b>Health</b> Calendar: Week of Thursday, April 5, 2012

HEALTH CALENDAR

Thursday, April 5

Blood drive at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital: Appointments required, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today. Clinical Health Education Center at the hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. 661-253-8888. www.redcross blood.org and use henrymayo as the sponsor code.

Emperor's College Acupuncture Clinic: Free acupuncture treatments, 8-9:15 a.m. Monday-Friday through April 30. Call for an appointment. 1807 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. 310-453-8383, Ext. 1. www.emperors.edu

Health Expo at Olvera Street: Cooking demonstrations, health living tips and health screenings, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today. 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles. www.publichealth.lacounty.gov

Gentle yoga for cancer patients, survivors and their families: 1-2 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays. Free but reservations required. Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation, 9410 Owensmouth Ave., Chatsworth. 818-700-6900. www.jenniferdiamond foundation.org

Dental services for low-income and uninsured adults: Appointments, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday- Thursday and 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. S. Mark Taper Foundation Health Center, 6043 Hollywood Blvd.,

Los Angeles. 323-653-1990. www.thesabanfreeclinic.org

Fitness classes for older adults: Energy exercises, qigong and warm-ups, 9:30-10:40 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays. Call for fee. Be The Change Energy Center, 22030 Clarendon St., Suite 213, Woodland Hills. 818-888-8664. www.BeEnergyCenter.com

Meditation as Medicine - Yogic Meditation for Health and Healing: Weekly class, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. Cost $17 per class; $150 series of 10. Reservations required. The Healing Compass Acupuncture Clinic and Qi Center, 22440 Clarendon St., No. 101, Woodland Hills. 818-591-8600.

Arthritis Foundation exercise program: For adults 50 and older, 10-11 a.m. Thursdays. Fee $10 per month. Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. 818-597-7361.

Gentle yoga: 8:15-9:45 a.m.; and tai chi, 10-11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Free. OneGeneration Senior Center, 18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda. 818-702-8693.

Memory assessment for seniors: Seniors 65 and older may make an appointment, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday- Thursday. 6345 Balboa Blvd., building 3, No. 363, Encino. 818-705-7450. www.priresearch.com

Breast-feeding support group: 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Reservations requested. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. 818-885-8500, Ext. 2289. www.NorthridgeHospital.org/BabiesFirst

Gentle yoga for cancer patients, survivors and their families: 11 a.m. Thursdays. Also 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Reservations required. The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, meeting at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, north hall, 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-407-1695. www.TwcVv.org

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meetings: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 27107 Tourney Road, Santa Clarita; 8:30 a.m. Fridays, Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks; 8-9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sherman Oaks Presbyterian Church, fellowship hall, 4445 Noble Ave.; 9 a.m. Sundays, Encino Hospital, 16237 Ventura Blvd. 800-600-6028. www.foodaddicts.org

Brain tumor support group: Offered by The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 6:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month. Call for location. 805-379-4777. www.TwcVv.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for family members and friends of people with mental illness: 7-8:45 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. 818-994-6747. www.namisfv.org

Friday, April 6

Walking Cane Defense classes: Three options through June: 2 p.m. Fridays and Mondays and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Call for fee. Aikido Daiwa School, 171 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-339-4051.

Depression and bipolar support alliance group: 6:45-9 p.m. Fridays and Wednesdays. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. 818-850-3272. www.dbsanorthridge.org

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura classes for cancer patients, survivors and their families: Orientation meeting with information on cancer support groups, education and stress management programs, 10 a.m. Fridays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Call for location. 805-379-4777. www.TwcVv.org

Saturday, April 7

Tai chi and chi gong with Maku Cuizon: 8 a.m. Saturdays; 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. All levels. Casual dress. Reyes Adobe Park, 5464 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills. 818-704-6258.

Meditation as Medicine: A Yogic Meditation Foundation six-week workshop, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Cost $160. Reservations required. The Healing Compass Acupuncture Clinic and Qi Center, 22440 Clarendon St., Woodland Hills. 818-591-8600.

Tai chi class: Outdoor two-hour class, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays. Cost $10. Call for other class times. Pine Tree Grove at Balboa Sports Center. Use parking lot at 17015 Burbank Blvd., Encino. 818-996-3787. www.master karoltaichiacademy.com

Tai chi and qigong classes: 1 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Mondays at a location in the West Valley. Beginning students are welcome. Fee $15. Caroline, 818-888-3450.

Gentle yoga with meditation for seniors: 9:30-10:45 a.m. Saturdays. Cost $4. North Hollywood Senior Center, 11430 Chandler Blvd. 818-763-7651.

Jazzercise: Classes 9:30 a.m. Saturdays and 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call for fee. Social hall at Little White Chapel, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. 818-846-5167.

Qigong: For cancer patients, survivors and their families, offered by The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura. 9 a.m. Saturdays. Reservations required. Call for location. 805-379-4777. www.TwcVv.org

Sunday, April 8

Support group for families and friends of persons diagnosed with mental illness: Two different days and locations: 4:30-6 p.m. Sundays, Glendale Church of Christ, 2021 W. Glenoaks Blvd., and 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, VMH Care, 1540 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale. 818-636-3077.

Food Addicts in Recovery: 9-10:30 a.m. Sundays, Encino Hospital Medical Center, 16237 Ventura Blvd. 310-880-8203. 800-600-6028. www.foodaddicts.org

Monday, April 9

Lip-reading class: The Hearing Loss Association-SFV sponsors the class, 9-11 a.m. Mondays in Reseda. Reservations requested. 818-780-0188 or 818-344-4154. Email questions to: Sherrymail2003@aol.com or eleanorstaretz@sbcglobal.net

Rejuvenation classes: Meditation, qigong and tai chi, 9-10 a.m. Mondays. Fee $4 per class. North Hollywood Senior Center, 11430 Chandler Blvd. 818-763-7651.

Creative Visualization for Wellness: The Wellness Community, Valley/Ventura offers this class, 10:30 a.m.-noon Mondays. Meeting at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, south hall, 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-407-1695. www.TwcVv.org

Ms. Vickie's soul exercise line dance class: Class includes discussion of connection between the mind and the body, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. All ages. Cost $5 per week. Pacoima Community Center, 11251 Glenoaks Blvd. 818-216-9059.

Alateen meeting: Young people ages 12-20 who live with or are friends with an alcoholic are invited to attend a weekly support group, 7-8 p.m. Mondays. The Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and St. Charles, 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. Dylan, 818-439-3867.

Tuesday, April 10

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meeting: 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9440 Balboa Blvd., Northridge. 818-994-9365.

Watercolor and quilting classes and qigong for cancer patients, survivors and their families: Watercolor, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays; quilting, 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays; qigong, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. Free but reservations required. Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation, 9410 Owensmouth Ave., Chatsworth. 818-700-6900. www.jenniferdiamond foundation.org

Cancer support group: 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Reservations required. The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, meeting at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, north hall, 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-407-1695. www.TwcVv.org

Al-Anon and Alateen: Family, including children ages 5-20, and friends who live with or know an alcoholic are invited to attend a weekly support group, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Little White Chapel, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. Al-Anon, 818-980-6155; Alateen, 818-645-7662.

Bereavement support group: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Reservations requested. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. 818-885-8500, Ext. 4560.

Brain injury support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. 818-885-8500, Ext. 3797.

Cancer Orientation - Everything You Need to Know from Diagnosis to Recovery: Noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Reservations required. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. (Leavey Cancer Conference Center). 818-885-8500, Ext. 2855.

Overeaters Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. 661-722-5833 or 661-948-7015.

Qigong for cancer patients, survivors and their families: 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Reservations required. The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, meeting at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, north hall, 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-407-1695. www.TwcVv.org

Tai chi classes: 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call for fee. California Arts building, 2977 Willow Lane, Suite 200, Westlake Village. 818-704-6258.

Wednesday, April 11

National Alliance of Mental Illness SFV Family to Family class: A 12-week class for family members of people with mental illness begins 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Santa Clarita Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. 661-360-8002.

Gentle yoga for cancer patients, survivors and their families: 11 a.m.-noon Wednesdays. Reservations required. The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, meeting at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, north hall, 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-407-1695. www.TwcVv.org

Tai chi and qigong classes: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays at a location in Calabasas. Beginning students are welcome. Fee $7; $5 seniors over 55. Caroline. 818-888-3450.

Restorative Gentle Yoga class, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Reservations required. First class free; $15 each class after. Life Cycle Health Center, 5522 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-988-7988. www.lifecyclehealth.net

Counseling support group: For singles ages 39-60, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost $15 per session. Appointment required. VBS Counseling Center, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. 818-784-1414.

Stroke support group: 3-4 p.m. Wednesdays. Reservations requested. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. 818-885-8500, Ext. 4865. www.NorthridgeHospital.org/supportgroups

English-Spanish yoga classes for cancer patients, survivors and family: Gentle yoga, 5:45 p.m., and strength training yoga, 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Free, but reservations required. The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, meeting at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, north hall, 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-407-1695. 818-269-9582 (Spanish).

Relaxation and guided imagery: Noon-1 p.m. first three Wednesdays of the month. Free but reservations required. Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation, 9410 Owensmouth Ave., Chatsworth. 818-700-6900. www.jenniferdiamond foundation.org

Relaxation and guided imagery: Noon first three Wednesdays of the month. Free but reservations required. The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, meeting at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, north hall, 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-407-1695. www.TwcVv.org

Upcoming

Over 50? If Age Is Your Question, Exercise Is Your Answer will be the topic of exercise physiologist Michelle Galanti, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 13. Reservations required. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave. 818-507-4120.

Newbury Park Martial Arts Center's meditation, ninja and yoga training seminar: Stephen and Rumiko Hayes lead the "inner dragon" class on "Eliminate Road Blocks to Success," 7-9 p.m. April 13; the "outer dragon" classes, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 14 and 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 15. Cost $59 Friday; $299 for Saturday and Sunday; $358 for all three days. 1111 Rancho Conejo Blvd. 805-499-9033. www.npmac.com

Send listings three weeks prior to event to: Health Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. Fax to 818-713-0058 or email to Holly.Andres@dailynews.com


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