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NAMI BASICS CLASS in SUDBURY starts: Thursday, Oct. 25th

NAMI BASICS is a free education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with emotional and behavioral concerns. This 6 week course is taught by NAMI trained parent volunteers who themselves have children with these issues. Each class lasts 2 1/2 hours.

Topics include neurobiology, diagnoses and treatments, problem – solving, listening and communication skills, accessing services and supports, crisis management, advocacy for your child, and caregiver – “ self – care”.

At NAMI BASICS you will find out you are not alone. The group setting provides mutual support and shared positive impact – You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others with your own personal experiences.

CLASS in SUDBURY starts: Thursday, Oct. 25th,  7 – 9:30 PM

 To register contact:       Dee at 978.697.3441   or    Duncan & Sharon at 978.635.1287

                                        deefebba@comcast.net      dunshar@gmail.com

 Sponsored by NAMI Massachusetts and NAMI Central Middlesex affiliate

www.namimass.org       &   http://namicentralmiddlesex.com

The Scarecrow Contest is On!

Ready for the 2018 Scarecrow Contest? We are once again partnering with Cucurbit Farm in Acton for this fun event.

You can stop by the farm starting on September 1 to pick up your scarecrow frame and make your donation to NAMI of Central Middlesex. Create your family friendly scarecrow, then join us for a “Put ‘Em Up” party on Friday, September 28 from 5pm unti 8pm.

Vote for you favorite! Prizes will be awarded October 6-8, Columbus Day weekend. Scarecrows will, of course, stand until after Halloween.

Details in our flyer: Scarecrow Flyer

Thank you once again to Heidi and the gang at Cucurbit Farm for supporting NAMI of Central Middlesex with this wonderful event!

New Family Support Group in Reading

We are pleased to announce that we have just added a NAMI Family Support Group that meets in the town of Reading. This extends our range of offerings eastward, better serving more of our members.

The Reading Family Support Group started meeting on July 15, 2018, and will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month from 7:00-8:30PM.

Location:

Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading
239 Woburn St.
Reading, MA 01867

Thank you to the UU Church for hosting us. And thank you to our facilitators, Cate, Diane, Guy and Judy. These groups are not possible without you!

For more details about this group, please see our flyer: Reading Family Support Group Flyer

NAMI Walks Boston – Saturday May 19th – only DAYS TO GO!

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With only days to go the NAMI Walk is almost upon us, we are closing in on another special day! Your help is required! The preparations are in hand and many of our members are energetically working to recruit friends and family to join one of the Central Middlesex Teams.

This is the prime time for NAMI fundraising when all of us ASK our friends, neighbors and families to support us in this year’s challenge to fund NAMI operations and programs for next year. We need your help! But you have to ASK!

Even if you cannot be present at this joyous event please support NAMI and ask you friends and family to support this worthy cause. Many hands can make a difference!

Joining or donating is easy at one of the registered NAMI Central Middlesex Teams.

Registration is also possible at the Walk Site starting at 9 am!

Checks made out to NAMI Massachusetts (with Central Middlesex on the memo line), and even cash are accepted. These can be brought to the walk site and handed in at the NAMI Central Middlesex Canopy (The one with the red top!) or mailed to NAMI Central Middlesex, P.O. Box 6243, Lincoln, MA 01773.

On Walk day, buses are available from the Edinburg Center 205 Burlington Rd Bedford, Elm Brook Club House, 4 A St, Burlington and Potter Place 15 Vernon Street Waltham leaving all locations between 9.15 & 9.30 am, returning at about 2 pm. Parking is available.

At Artesani Park on WALK day: Registration starts at 9 am, the celebration begin at 10 am with speeches and the WALK starts at 11 am. Come join the stigma free fun day!

It’s time to contact your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues, invite them to join you, support you and/or be part of a NAMI Central Middlesex Team for the NAMI Boston Walk 2018!

 

Connections Meeting Cancelled – January 4!

Due to the unsafe travel conditions expected with Thursday’s snow storm, we are cancelling the meeting of our Acton NAMI Connections group on January 4.

Stay home, stay safe!

Whenever travel conditions seem dicey, please do not hesitate to contact us to find out the status of any of our planned events.