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Grocery Shopping Tours with BID-Milton Dietitians

Do you want to eat healthier? Come and learn how to shop healthier! A Registered Dietitian from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton will guide you through the Fruit Center Marketplace and teach you how to shop and select healthy options for your diet. Learn how to read and understand nutrition labels, make healthier food choices, ask questions and more! All participants will receive $20 gift card to the Fruit Center, reusable grocery bag and healthy recipes!

  • DATE: Thursday, June 6
  • TIME: 9 Am
  • PLACE: The Fruit Center Marketplace, 10 Basset Street, Milton.
  • 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 4
  • TIME: 7-8 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: FREE, pre-registration required, call 617-696-8810 to register.

My Life, My Health – Diabetes Prevention and Management Edition

BID-Milton and the South Shore YMCA invite you to join a FREE 6-week workshop for those living with or caring for someone with diabetes or pre-diabetes to learn skills to prevent, manage and cope with the disease.

  • DATE: Fridays, beginning June 7th - July19th (skipping July 5th)
  • TIME: 10 AM - 12:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center at BID-Milton
  • COST: FREE, pre-registration required, call 617-313-1557.

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.