Community Events

NAMI Family-to-Family Classes

MULTIPLE START DATES THROUGH APRIL 15

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Central Middlesex presents a free educational class for family and friends of individuals living with a mental health condition. The evidence-based course meets weekly for 8 online sessions and is taught by NAMI trained family member volunteers. All Massachusetts participants welcome. Registration is required. Online audio and visual capability is needed to attend. Additional information and registration details are available here.

A SPRING IN YOUR STEP: SPRING DISHES, EASY MENUS, AND THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 7-8 p.m.

Join the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital for another virtual event in their Wellness Series as panelists discuss eating cleanly to nourish our bodies and finding the beauty in nature to nourish our minds. Learn how to create a welcoming spring-themed dinner, plan healthful grab-and-go lunch options, and learn about Forest Bathing, an age-old method of meditation in nature. To register, click here.

Panelists include:

  • Julia Elliott, RD, LDN — Emerson Hospital Cardiac Rehab Clinical Dietitian
  • Amy Noordzij, MEd — Culinary Instructor at The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Founder of Love Soup
  • Nadine Mazzola — Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Instructor, Author, Founder of New England Nature and Forest Therapy Consulting
  • Moderated by Kathryn Lorusso, MA, NTP — Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Emerson 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care

May 1-15, 2021

Each year, the Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care brings community members together to raise funds for compassionate care initiatives dedicated to patients at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke. Just as in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has led us to create a virtual event this year.  Our 2021 event will be held May 1-15. To learn more, visit emersonhospital.org/5k.

Especially For Me at Discovery Museum

Ongoing Throughout 2021

The Especially for Me event series offers free admission for families with disabilities during dedicated hours when Discovery Museum in Acton is closed to the general public and building capacity is limited. During these events, the museum offers accommodations that increase access to museum exhibits. Any family that would benefit from a limited capacity visit is welcome. A medical diagnosis is not required. To learn more and see a schedule of dates and times, visit DiscoveryActon.org. Emerson Hospital is proud to support this programming through a community benefit grant.


Click here to view a list of events being put on by the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital.