Events & Education

June Events

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Hampered by a Hernia

About 5 million people in the United States develop hernias every year. However, only 14% of those affected seek treatment. Leaving a hernia untreated can lead to more pain or complications. Join surgeons Rahul Gupta,
MD, Souheil Adra, MD, and Morgan Bresnick, MD, from the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton’s Hernia Center, for a discussion on the different types of hernias, causes and minimally invasive treatment options, including robotic surgery repair.

  • DATE: Tuesday, April 30th
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST:FREE, Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.

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 3
  • 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.

Aneurysms: What you need to know

An aneurysm occurs when part of an artery wall weakens, allowing it to balloon out or widen abnormally. Join general and vascular surgeon Giaff Ferrante, MD, as he explains the risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis of different types of aneurysms.

  • DATE: Tuesday, May 7
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: FREE, pre-registration required, call 617-696-8810.

safe sitter

Safe-Sitter is a one-day course for young persons, ages 11-13, before they begin actively babysitting. 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 11
  • TIME: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: $50, pre-registration required. Space is limited! Call 617-696-8810 to register.

the importance of women's preventative health screenings

Join family practitioner Nicole Lopez, MD, for a discussion on all the necessary preventative screenings that women should receive to remain healthy. Dr. Lopez will discuss pap smears, mammograms, bone density tests, colonoscopies and immunizations.

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

free introduction to tai chi

Tai Chi is part of traditional Chinese medicine and practiced by millions in China as its national health exercise. Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise consisting of rhythmic patterns of movement that are coordinated with breathing to help you achieve a sense of inner calm. The concentration
required for Tai Chi can help you to relax mentally and physically, because it forces you to live in the present moment, thereby putting aside distressing thoughts. The goal is to enhance and balance the natural flow of energy (chi) throughout the whole body by learning how to relax your body and feel your energy. When you can feel your energy and move it, this is health. 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: 7-8 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. In this course you will learn the first eight 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. 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. Ron Marcotte is a certified instructor in Wu Style Tai Chi and has more than 35 years experience teaching Tai Chi and chi gong (qigong).

  • DATE: Tuesdays, June 11 - September 24
  • TIME: 7-8 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST:$132 for the initial 11-week session (June-July-August) payable to Ron Marcotte on the night of the first class. Four September classes are optional at $12 per class. 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.