Events & Education

September Events

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Basics Class

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face.

You'll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school and when they're getting medical care.

The course is taught by a trained team with lived experience—they know what you're going through because they've been there. The 6-session program provides critical strategies for taking care of your child and learning the ropes of recovery.

  • DATE: Tuesdays, September 12-October 17
  • TIME: 6:30 - 9 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: FREE
  • RSVP: namisouthshore@gmail.com

October Events

Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women, yet many women don’t consider heart disease to be a threat or talk about it with their doctors. Join Cardiologist Apranta Deka Patel, MD, to learn more about the symptoms of heart disease in women, and what women can do to lower their risk of heart disease.  

  • DATE: Tuesday, October 24
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: FREE, pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810.

What’s the Difference Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus?

Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are both autoimmune diseases. In fact, the two diseases are sometimes confused because they share many symptoms. Join Rheumatologist Ingrid Avalos, MD, as she explains the difference in symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for both diseases.

  • DATE: Wednesday, October 25
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: FREE, pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810.

Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy

Are you thinking of becoming pregnant or currently are pregnant? Join OB/GYN Huma Farid, MD, as she discusses how to plan and prepare for a healthy pregnancy.

  • Date: Thursday, October 26
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Place: Nangeroni Education Center
  • 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: Monday, October 30
  • 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.

November Events

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, care for an infant or child, and calling for emergency help. 

  • DATE: Saturday, November 4
  • TIME: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: $50, pre-registration required. Space is limited! Call 617-696-8810 to register.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Join Nephrologist Samer Nasser, MD, as he explains the causes, stages and diagnosis of chronic kidney disease.

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

Concussions-What you Don't know could hurt you

Join Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton neurologist John Mahoney, MD, as he discusses concussions in young athletes. Topics include what is a concussion, the symptoms, treatment options and dangers of ignoring a concussion. This program is geared towards parents and their young athletes and is presented with the help of Milton Public Schools.

  • DATE: Tuesday, November 14
  • TIME: 7 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: FREE, pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810.

Treatment for Headaches & Migraines

Do you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines? Pain Medicine Specialist Cyrus Yazdi, MD, will discuss the different types of headaches and migraines, how to manage symptoms and treatment options available.

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

January 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. When your energy can be felt, you can use it to make things happen. Movements of Wu Style Tai Chi will be demonstrated. 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 open to all.

  • DATE: Tuesday, January 9
  • TIME: 7 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: FREE, pre-registration required, call 617-696-8810.

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 23- March 13
  • TIME: 7-8 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST: $80 for 8-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.