Events & Education

April Events

Fostering Emotional Wellness During the College-Age Years

As parents and caregivers, we want to foster emotional wellness in our children and support them to make safe and healthy decisions. There is much pressure today to succeed academically, to attend the best colleges and universities and to generally make the “right” decisions in life after high school. Hear from our panel of experts from Milton High School, Milton Academy, Curry College, South Shore Mental Health and the Association of Behavioral Health about the variety of programs and resources in place to help students support their emotional and behavioral wellness and develop resiliency as they balance their academic lives during and after high school. This program is ideal for high school and college students and their parents.

  • DATE: Wednesday, April 26
  • TIME: 6-8:30 PM
  • PLACE: Milton High School Auditorium, 25 Gile Road, Milton
  • COST:FREE, Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.

Helping Your Children Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Getting your child to eat a healthy diet can be a challenging task. Join pediatrician Carolyn Walsh, MD, of Hyde Park Pediatrics, for a discussion on nutrition, including tips for picky eaters. Dr. Walsh will review the federal dietary guidelines, how they apply to young children and what parents can do to help improve their children’s diet.

  • DATE: Thursday, April 27
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST:FREE, Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.

8th Annual Diabetes Fair

Hear from a panel of doctors and other clinical experts on the latest in diabetes care such as medications and proper nutrition. Visit exhibitors for valuable information and resources. The fair will also feature free blood pressure screenings and foot evaluations along with a diabetic-friendly lunch.

  • DATE: Saturday, April 29
  • TIME: 9:30 - 1
  • PLACE: The Lantana, 43 Scanlon Drive, Randolph
  • COST:FREE, Pre-registration required. Space is limited! Call 617-696-8810 to register.

May Events

Ask the Podiatrist

Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, flat feet, hammertoes, tendonitis and bunions are just some examples of problems that can plague your feet. Do you have painful feet? Podiatrist Kevin Riemer, DPM, will discuss common foot ailments, answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about your feet.

  • DATE: Tuesday, May 2
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST:FREE, Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.

Current Treatment Options in Pain Medicine

Join pain medicine specialists Paragi Rana, MD, and Cyrus Yazdi, MD, as they explain the different treatment options available to treat a variety of chronic pain conditions, such as spine-related pain, headaches, migraines and arthritis.

  • DATE: Wednesday, May 3
  • 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 5
  • TIME: 9:30 AM - 3 PM
  • 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

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 13
  • TIME: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education center
  • COST:$50, pre-registration is required. Space is limited! Call 617-696-8810 to register.

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 home after surgery and back on your feet faster than ever.

  • DATE: Wednesday, May 17
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST:FREE, Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.

June 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, June 6
  • 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 13 - August 29
  • 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.