Concord Celebrates a D-Day Hero’s 98th Birthday!


On Saturday, May 9th, over 100 cars with hundreds of people lined up to celebrate Peter Orlando’s 98th Birthday. Peter is a Concordian and a D-Day Hero.

Cars full of adults, kids and dogs lined up and drove by the Concord WWII Veteran who sat in his bench in is driveway and cheerfully waved and thanked all those who drove by. At one point, a group gathered to sing him Happy Birthday and Peter stood up, waved and said “For once, I am speechless. Thank you very much!”.

Check out the video on LivingConcord Instagram page.

Cars honking, flags waving, birthday banners blowing – it was a wonderful sight and a great way to bring the community together to honor and celebrate one very special resident.

Here are some ways to support Emerson Hospital and the employees right now

Sign up for the Emerson Hospital 5K Virtual Run-Walk for Cancer Cure

Registration is now open for Emerson Hospital’s annual 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care. Because cancer never stops, even during a pandemic, all proceeds go directly to support patients who receive cancer care at Emerson Hospital. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, this year’s event is virtual and will take place Monday, May 11, through Monday, May 25, 2020. Visit for event details, to register, or make a donation to support cancer care at Emerson Hospital. All participants who complete the 5k and submit their results by May 25 will receive a medal and other prizes.

Consider purchasing (or doing with a few neighbors / friends) a Care Package for Emerson Hospital Staff from Haute Coffee.

Each $50 Haute Care Package includes a box of 10 made-from-scratch Haute Treats and 4 Cold Brews Coffees & 4 Iced Teas!

Haute Coffee will deliver care packages M-F at 2:30 PM and it has become something that the staff at Emerson really look forward to as an afternoon pick me up!



Concord Conservatory (CCM) Offers Introductory 4-Pack for New Students

The Concord Conservatory of Music offers all the benefits of traditional music lessons from the convenience and safety of your home. Through simple, user-friendly technology, skilled CCM instructors come to you live via online music lessons. Your customized Online Lesson-4-Pack is 4 half-hour private lessons at 25% off (valid for new students only and subject to instructor/instrument availability). Limit one/student. All you need is an internet connection, a computer with a mic and camera (standard with most computers). Complete the New Student Inquiry Form to get started:

The Connect Effect: How loneliness can influence health outcomes in our aging community (Virtual Discussion) ~ Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Corporators of Emerson Hospital

The Connect Effect – How loneliness can influence health outcomes in our aging community.

This is a virtual event. Registration is required. Conference details will be sent to registrants.

Loss of social and family connections, chronic illness, mobility challenges and lack of transportation all contribute to loneliness in our senior population.

The current health crisis and social distancing contributes to this feeling of separation. During this virtual event, hear from our panelists how loneliness can impact mental and physical health, how to recognize the symptoms, and what resources are available. Caregivers encouraged to attend.

Panelists include:
~Sunita Hanjura, MD, Emerson Primary Care Associates of Bedford
~Robert Pacl, LICSW, Emerson Hospital, Care Transitions Social Worker
~Katharine Esty, PhD, Author, Social Psychologist and Psychotherapist
~Kelsey Magnuson, Emerson Hospital, Community Benefits Coordinator

*Presented by the Auxiliary and Corporators of Emerson Hospital