Auxiliary Emerson Hospital

Auxiliary Events

What Auxiliary events are coming up?

2021 Auxiliary Program

Coffee & Conversation with Emerson President & CEO Christine Schuster

Tuesday, November 2, 9 a.m.

Location TBD

Little Hands, Big Wishes

Thursday, November 11

Young families card-making event. Timing and location TBD.

Wellness Education Event:

Thursday, November 18, 7 P.M.

Learn how to keep both your mood and recipes light during this holiday season. Join the Auxiliary for another virtual event in our wellness series as panelists discuss preparing healthy holiday meals and managing holiday stress. Learn how to recreate traditional holiday foods using healthy alternatives. The panel will focus on self-care for the holidays, stress management, and strategies to address acute and chronic stress. Click here to register.

Concord Museum Family Trees

November – January

Look for the Auxiliary decorated tree. For more details, visit

Tree of Lights Ceremony

Tuesday, December 7, 4:30 p.m.

Held online via Zoom. Registration is required via this link.


The Campaign to Support Emerson Hospital's Behavioral Health Services in a Year of Unprecedented Storm

The Auxiliary's flagship behavioral health fundraiser, EmerSong, was cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Yet we are proud to announce Anchor Down, our fundraising appeal designed to continue this vital mission of supporting mental health services — at a time when our community needs it most. We encourage you to watch the videos produced exclusively for the Auxiliary. To view the videos and learn more about these important projects, click here.

Our goal for this campaign is two-fold: first to raise funds to support those in our community struggling with mental health; and second to share with you a global view of the state of mental health services in Massachusetts, particularly the pandemic's impact on it, and Emerson Hospital’s role in this crisis.

Join the Auxiliary, contribute to Anchor Down, and learn how your donations can fill the gaps to support inpatient and emergency behavioral health care.

For more information about Auxiliary events, please contact us at or follow the Auxiliary on Facebook.

Past Events


A Year of COVID-19: Checking in on the pandemic’s effects on mind and body

During the pandemic of 2020, COVID-19 has changed the way we all function on a daily basis and which has, in some cases, affected our mental and physical health. This moderated Q&A, sponsored by the Auxiliary and Corporators of Emerson Hospital, features health care clinicians discussing topics like anxiety and grief, addiction support, sleep management and self-care. Learn more about how to fight the mental and physical fatigue during the time of COVID-19.


Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Webinar Series

Beginning in the fall of 2020, the Auxiliary began hosting virtual panel discussions focused on wellness. The first was Fall into Wellness: Eating with the Season in Mind, which included an Emerson primary care physician, a licensed dietician and a local chef sharing tips and recipes designed to support your immune system through the fall and winter. That following January, they hosted Fresh Start: Starting 2021 with Healthy Habits. Panelists offered suggestions for healthy snacks, comfort foods, and lifestyle changes, as well as ways to stay active and exercise at home during the winter. Click here to watch the webinars and find related recipes and tips.

The Connect Effect: Loneliness Webinars

In 2020, the Auxiliary partnered with Emerson's corporators to host two webinars focused on loneliness. Panelists included clinicians and community leaders who spoke about the need to combat feelings of isolation while creating healthy social connections for seniors, parents and children. Click here to view the webinars.

2020 Tree of Lights Ceremony

For more than 30 years, the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital has been lighting the evergreen tree outside the main entrance in honor and memory of loved ones and significant people who have touched our lives. The funds raised from this community-wide event support pediatric care at Emerson Hospital. In 2020, we continued that tradition with a virtual Tree of Light ceremony on December 8. A warm thank you to all who made our first virtual Tree of Lights a success! We could not have done it without the support of our sponsors, donors, and community. For more information on Tree of Lights or the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital, email

2020 Tree of Lights Program Booklet