The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is pleased to offer a monthly support group for adult patients and family members who are coping with a blood cancer diagnosis. Join us on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Boston Medical Center Moakley Bldg, 3rd floor conference room, 830 Harrison Ave., Boston. Parking is available at 710 Albany St Garage. Light supper is provided. For more information or to register for this group, please call Lynne Morin at 800-688-6572 X1340.
Every Wednesday, 4pm to 6pm, from July 13 through October 26 on the outdoor basketball court located on Standard Avenue in the Gallivan Housing Community. For $5, fill up a grocery bag with all the vegetables and fruits you want. Fresh, local produce is provided by Brookwood Farms, located in Milton, MA, in partnership with the Gallivan Task Force and the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. Produce bags are half off ($2.50) when you use your EBT/SNAP/ Food Stamp card. For questions or more information please contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition at 617-696-2900.
Every Saturday, 10am to 1pm, from July 9 through October 15 in the parking lot of The Church of the Holy Spirit, located at 525 River Street near Mattapan Station. Fresh, local produce is provided by City Natives in partnership with The Trustees of the Reservation in Canton, MA. We accept EBT/SNAP/Food Stamps cards, WIC Coupons and Senior Vouchers. For questions or more information please contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition at 617-696-2900.
Every Friday, 3 to 7 p.m., from July 8 through October 14, on Ashmont Station Plaza.
Fresh, Massachusetts-grown produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, local artists right here in the neighborhood: vendors include Spring Brook Farm from Littleton, Langwater Farm from North Easton, and our own Cedar Grove Gardens, Dot2Dot Cafe, and Dorchester Arts Collaborative.
SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, and Senior Nutrition coupons accepted; SNAP shoppers can get up to $20 worth of produce at half price through Boston Bounty Bucks.
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Boston Centers for Youth & Families Recreation, Sports, & Fitness Division, in partnership with BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center and the Mattapan Patriots Pop Warner organization, are hosting the Boston Flag Football League at Almont Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday, April 19th. This league is open to boys and girls ages 10-15. This is a FREE program. To register, please contact Donald Caisey at (617) 756-1319 or Hajji Glover @ BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center at (617) 635-1328.
The Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition has begun a survey focusing on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) that impact children whose mothers consume alcohol while pregnant. The online survey takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. As an added incentive, any person who fills out the survey will have a chance to win a $100 American Express Gift Card. The Survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fetalalcohol and any questions can be forwarded to Samir Islam at 617-533-2400 ext. 3049 or email@example.com.
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.
Our newest chapter is in Boston. It meets at the Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont St., Boston, MA., every first Tuesday of the month. The meeting is from 6pm-7:30pm. Refreshments are provided.
FaNtastic Kids is a fun,FREE 12-week after-school fitness and nutrition program for children between the ages of 8-12. FANtastic Kids is a fun, FREE 12-week after-school fitness and nutrition program for children between the ages of 8-12 who struggle with eating healthily and staying active . FANtastic Kids takes place at the following sites:
DotWell Program at Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
Mattapan Community Health Center
YMCA: Hyde Park, Huntington Ave., Oak Square, Dorchester, Roxbury
The next session begins February 7th and ends on May 11.
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It's time to get healthy. Visit the Dorchester YMCA for special membership offers as well as programs for families and youth. Visit us on the web at www.ymcaboston.org/dorchester. Call 617.436.7750, or just come visit the branch at 776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. Free parking, directly on bus Rt #26 and a short walk from the Ashmont T.
Neponset Health Center will be present at local Farmers’ Markets throughout the month of August (August 6th-20th) from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. The health center will have information on all of the services that the Neponset Health Center offers their current patients and community members.
Location: Thuan Dat Supermarket, 733 Hancock Street, Quincy