Events & Education

April Events

9th Annual Diabetes Fair

Join us for a series of informative presentations from our leading diabetes experts who will discuss nutrition and exercise, diabetes and your kidneys, medications and more. In addition, guests will have the option of participating in free foot screenings provided by podiatrist Joel Chariton, DPM and blood pressure checks. Free, diabetic-friendly meal provided.

  • Date: Saturday, April 14th
  • Time: 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Place: The Lantana, 43 Scanlon Drive, Randolph, MA
  • RSVP: Registration required. Call 617-696-8810
  • Cost: FREE

May Events

Is Your Joint Pain Slowing You Down?

Hip and knee pain as we age can seriously limit our physical activity. If pain is preventing you from keeping fit and active, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery. Join Orthopedic Surgeon Michael Berry, MD, for a discussion of joint pain, its treatments, and clinical and surgical advancements that can get you back on your feet faster than ever.

  • DATE: Tuesday, May 1
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center at BID-Milton
  • COST: FREE, pre-registration required, call 617-696-8810

 

AARP Driver Safety Program

Sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and hosted at BID-Milton, this program is a comprehensive refresher driving course developed for drivers aged 50 and over. Please bring a lunch.

  • DATE: Friday, May 4
  • TIME: 9:30 AM - 3 PM, with a break for lunch
  • PLACE: Conference Room A
  • COST: $20 per person or $15 for AARP members; payable to AARP. You MUST have your AARP number with you to receive the discount. Pre-registration required, call 617-696-8810.

Safe Sitter

 

Safe Sitter

Safe-Sitter is a one-day course for young persons, ages 11-13, before they begin actively baby-sitting. Safe-Sitter uses discussion, practice and role-playing to teach participants more about: how to handle emergencies, safety precautions, caring for an infant or child, and calling for emergency help.

 

  • DATE: Saturday, May 5
  • TIME: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: $50, pre-registration required. Space is limited! Call 617-696-8810

Mental Health First Aid Training

 

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well. Taught by clinicians from South Shore Mental Health. Classes occur over three weeks for a total of eight hours.

 

  • DATE: Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 22
  • TIME: 6-8:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: FREE, pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810.

Peripheral Artery Disease

Are you experiencing cramping, pain or tiredness in your legs or hips while walking? You could have peripheral artery disease or P.A.D. Join General and Vascular Surgeon Gregory Kechejian, MD, as he explains the symptoms, risk factors and latest treatment options available.

  • DATE:Wednesday, May 16
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center C
  • OST: FREE, pre-registration required, call 617-696-8810.

June Events

June Events

Free Introduction to Tai Chi

Tai Chi is China’s national health exercise and a form of traditional Chinese medicine. The goal of traditional Chinese medicine is to enhance and balance the circulation of chi (energy) throughout the whole body. Tai Chi is an exercise through which you learn how to relax your body and feel your energy. When your energy can be felt, you can use it to make things happen. It has been shown that Tai Chi improves balance, fall prevention, cardio-respiratory function, mental control and flexibility. Ron Marcotte, Wu Style Tai Chi certified instructor, will conduct this demonstration with active participation by attendees. This class is free and open to all.

  • DATE: Tuesday, June 5
  • TIME: 7 PM
  • PLACE:Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: FREE, pre-registration required, call 617-696-8810 to register.

Tai Chi for Health

Tai Chi is a gentle, flowing progression of intentional, connected movements practiced as a form. Tai Chi is suitable for people of all ages and in all stages of fitness. Recent medical research indicates that Tai Chi can improve many aspects of health, including: balance, musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, cardio-respiratory function, cognitive function, immune function, and emotional well-being. In this course you will learn the movements of the Wu Style short form of Tai Chi. Emphasis will be on the fundamental principles of Tai Chi, including relaxed and mindful movement, proper structural alignment, and breath awareness. Ron Marcotte is a certified instructor in Wu Style Tai Chi.

  • DATE: Tuesdays, June 12 - August 28
  • TIME: 7-8 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: $120 for 12-week session. Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.

BID-Milton reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any of our Community Education programs. The Public Relations office will attempt to notify pre-registered participants of any rescheduled or canceled program.