Events & Education

November Events

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Designed for adults who regularly interact with young people, Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health, human services workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Taught by clinicians from South Shore Mental Health. Class occurs over three weeks, for a total of eight hours.

  • DATE: Tuesdays, November 8, 15, 22
  • TIME: 6-8:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST:FREE, Pre-registration required. Space is limited! Call 617-696-8810 to register.

Aging and Emotional Wellness

About 70 million people in the US will be over the age of 65 in 2030. Aging adults face unique physical and behavioral health challenges which should be recognized by health care professionals and caregivers. Maintaining good behavioral and emotional health is important to a healthy quality of life. Join our panel of experts as they explain the different behavioral health challenges that occur as we age, including social isolation, depression and anxiety. Learn about different healthcare, community support and education programs for individuals and caregivers. In addition, learn more about who can participate in your health care decisions, advance directives for care, health care proxies and more.

  • DATE: Wednesday, November 16
  • TIME: 6-8:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST:FREE, Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.
January Events

Free Introduction to Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a series of connected movements practiced as a form. Practicing Tai Chi teaches you first to relax mentally and physically. Being relaxed relieves stress. Once the mind is relaxed, it carries over to your body. Since stress is the cause of a many being relaxed helps heal them. Tai Chi addresses balance problems and fear of falling by focusing on some of the intricacies of a few selected Tai Chi movements. Ron Marcotte, Wu Style Tai Chi Certified Instructor, will provide a free demonstration with active participation by attendees.

  • DATE: Tuesday, January 10
  • 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, January 17 - March 21
  • TIME: 7-8 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: $100 for 10-week session. Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.