The ADD/ADDHD Parent Support group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm at Beth Israel Deaconess/Milton Hospital, 100 Highland Street. This support group meets in Conference Room A and is open to new members at all times. Talk to other parents about education needs for your child, behavioral issues and coping strategies that are needed to parent these intelligent and inquisitive children.
The hiking trails of the Blue Hills have something to offer everyone, from the novice to the expert climber to those who just wish to take a stroll and savor nature at its finest. Chickatawbut is for families with kids who love scampering over rocks, while Rattlesnake Hill can be an eventful climb. Skyline Loop Blue Blazes offers an amazing view of the Boston skyline. The Friends of the Blue Hills website offers a trail map to download and an explanation of each hiking route. Go to http://www.friendsofthebluehills.org/hiking-near-boston
The Milton Public Library, in conjunction with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance sponsor Free Play Fridays at the Milton Public Library. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities are incorporated into the play time for both caregiver and children. Free Play Friday takes place on July 13, July 27, August 10 and August 24 at the Milton Public Library between 10am-Noon.
The Milton Insider is growing! Not only is there an app, website and the Facebook page to like, the Milton Insider can now be followed on Instagram. Go to sue.miltoninsider to see what is going on here in Milton and beyond.
The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MSAPC) has announced the launch of a free and confidential mental health and substance abuse referral call line that is now available to Milton residents. It is called Interface Referral Service, and is available Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm at 888-244-6843. The call will be answered by a trained counselor who will match the caller with a professional psychologist in the local area who specializes in the behavioral or mental health issue that either the caller or a loved one is experiencing. The call is free and confidential.
Do you have a son or daughter serving in the Armed Forces? There is a group for mothers that is free to join and offers caring and support when you need it most, Milton MOMS. Milton MOMS, Mothers of Servicemen and Women is organized by Milton mom Eileen Maher and welcomes new members at any time. She can be reached at email@example.com.