North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network

Hallmark Health System Community Education Classes

Call (781) 338-7561 for locations, times and to register.                     

The New Dad Difference         February 5  
Expectant and new dads learn how to apply their unique talents to parenting
in this 2-hour class.   Class offered every other month. 
Cost:  $25, $40 if taken with the Art of Becoming a New Mother class.

The Art of Becoming a New Mother        February 5
Expectant and New Moms: Do you ever wonder how you’ll become the mother you hope to be?  Well, don’t worry you are not alone!  Join other new and expectant Moms to discuss topics such as picturing yourself in your new role, parent-proven tips for calming a fussy baby, chasing the “blues” away, coping with fatigue and other essential topics such as returning to work while breastfeeding, home safety and much more.  Class offered every other month.  Cost $25, $40 if taken with The New Dad Difference class.

Family & Friends First Aid for Children        January 11, February 1 or March 1
Learn how to manage illness and injuries in a child for the first few minutes until professional help arrives.  
Cost: $15, $10 if taken with Family & Friends CPR Training.  

Family & Friends CPR Training  January 11, February 1 or March 1
Learn how to respond in case of emergencies such as drowning, electrical shock and allergic reactions.  Skills taught include choke saving skills.  This is a must for all family caregivers including grandparents.  Cost:  $45, special for Family Resource Network families $35.

Safe Sitter     January 25 or February 19
The Safe SitterÒ Program was developed by pediatrician Patricia A. Keener, M.D.
Safe Sitter graduates gain confidence and learn how to handle situations that may happen as they care for young children. Injury prevention, getting help with emergencies, and learning how to rescue a choking infant or child are all components of the program.  Topics such as safety for the sitter, running a babysitting business, as well as how to care for and nurture young children are also included in this tested program. Participants must be at least 11 years old and have completed fifth grade.  To ensure personal safety, our program does not provide a list of babysitting graduates to prospective employers.  Cost:  $55.00

My Life, My Health Information Session: Call (781) 279-0300 to register
Monday, January 20   10 am – 11 am     Perkins Hall Melrose Wakefield Hosp., 585 Lebanon St. Melrose 
My Life, My Health, a six-session community workshop offered by Hallmark Health System, is designed to give adults with chronic conditions (such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma, etc.) and/or their caregivers the knowledge and skills needed to take a more active role in their healthcare.  Come learn more about the series and when the next session will be held.

Pain Self-Management Program     
Call Joya Pezzuto at (781) 338-7823 to register.
Hallmark Health VNA & Hospice  
Wednesdays, January 8th – February 12th, 2014  
Location:  Saltonstall Building, 121 Riverside Ave., Medford MA
This free six-session program can help you learn to manage pain so that you can continue living a satisfying and fulfilling life.  Open to adults of all ages who have a primary diagnosis of pain or care for people who do.  Registration is required as space is limited.

7th Annual Women and Heart Disease Seminar 
Call (781) 979-6338 to register.
Saturday, February 8   9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.         
Location: Plaza, 54 Montvale Ave., Stoneham
In recognition of the American Heart Association’s Red Dress Day – Hallmark Health’s Cardiac and Endovascular Center will be hosting their 7th Annual Women and Heart Disease Seminar on Saturday, February 2.  This year’s free event will again be held at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham from 9:30 am to 2 pm.  To register for this event, please call 781-979-6338 or register on-line at and select the Events Calendar (listed under programs).  Join us for a fun and educational day including three informative speakers, lunch, lots of resources and screenings to help you stay healthy!

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