Family Resource Center Presents: Parenting @ MCC and Community Wellness Workshops

The Family Resource Center @ MCC supports the whole well-being of whole people through classes, workshops, and opportunities for growth and connection. Our philosophy of wellness includes supporting our community members’ mental and physical health, and prosperity in all areas of life. We believe that financial security, mental health, creative endeavors, and community support all contribute to helping individuals and communities thrive. Our Community Wellness Workshops reflect this philosophy and offer tools for personal and family development in a variety of areas. All are welcome to join us!

Wellness and Education Workshops

Gentle Yoga | Tuesdays @ 9AM

Gentle Yoga is offered in partnership with the MCC Fitness Center. This class is ideal for folks looking for a gentle, slower paced yoga experience. This is offered in person and via Zoom.

Zumba® with MCC Fitness | Tuesdays @ 6PM

FRC community members are invited to participate in free virtual or limited in-person Zumba® classes courtesy of Manny Cantor Fitness. Each class combines high-energy music with Latin inspired moves that will leave you asking for more! Zumba® is a “feel good” workout for all levels. All FRC participants will receive a mindfulness activity prompt prior to the Zumba class to help set intention and purpose. Register below. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Financial Counseling | Wednesdays @ 3PM

We have partnered with Neighborhood Trust to offer financial counseling services to anyone interested in planning for a strong financial future. All services are free and offered virtually. To sign up, please visit the link and fill out the inquiry form here.

Tai Chi | Fridays @ 11:30AM

Tai Chi is offered in partnership with the MCC Fitness Center. This traditional Asian movement class is offered in person and via Zoom.

Family Art | Wednesday, October 20 @ 4PM

A free monthly workshop series where participants will use recycled materials to create personal art pieces while participating in exercises that will inspire and soothe a busy mind.

Cooking with Kenya | Friday, October 29 at 9:30AM

A free, monthly, in-person interactive cooking workshop where participants prepare nutritious, creative plant-based recipes. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in self-care, mindfulness practices that support healthy eating habits, and will receive $6 in Essex Market Bucks for their participation. There will also be raffle prizes at the end of each workshop! This workshop is in-person and will be recorded and streamed live on Zoom.

Prenatal and Parenting Workshops

Breastfeeding Lime (Support Circle) | Wednesday October 27 @ 2PM

Here you will find a free, safe and friendly space to meet other nursing families and get answers about your Breastfeeding and pumping concerns.

Newborn Care with Andrea Syms-Brown of Baby in the Family | Wednesday, October 27 @ 5PM

This class offers an interactive look at care routines for newborn babies. You will receive a password protected link to stream a filmed version of the workshop where all demonstrations feature real families and their newborn babies. The video covers a number of daily routines and preparation for the initial stages of newborn care. In addition to the detailed video, you will be invited to join Andrea and Peter live on Zoom, for an in-depth discussion of the topics shown, as well as an opportunity to ask all of your questions. This workshop has been met with enthusiasm over the past 2 decades and is designed to give you the confidence to embrace this new phase of life with joy, ease, and a sense of humor.

Drop In Services – No Appointment Needed

SNAP Benefit Support | Tuesdays Starting on October 12 @ 10AM

The FRC is pleased to offer support to those who need assistance obtaining SNAP benefits. This service is available in person and via Zoom.