The staff party featured a cake in the shape of the original Glover Hospital.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham launched a celebration of its 100 years at work with a 1912-themed birthday party last week. At the event, hospital employees enjoyed hot pretzels, peanuts, cotton candy and penny candy—fare that would have accompanied a party in 1912—as well as a unique birthday cake in the shape of the original Glover Hospital, surrounded by 400 cupcakes. BIDH-Needham, a community hospital affiliated with Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, officially marked the start of its 100th year of operation on Sept. 16, 2012. The hospital is currently undergoing construction of a new state-of-the-art cancer care center, which is expected to open in the spring of 2014. At the party last week, State …
Centenarians benefit from town's Traveling Meals Program
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Submitted by the Needham Public Health Department Living to be a centenarian or a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years is becoming more common, yet it is still a very rare event. The United States currently has the greatest number of centenarians of any nation, estimated to be just over 70,000. This equates to a national incidence of just over 1 per every 4,000 persons. Yet in the past year, two members of the Needham Public Health Department’s Traveling Meals Program have earned the title of centenarian. Alba Corssino turned 100 years old in November 2011 and has lived in Needham since 1924. Her family lived in an Italian neighborhood near where Muzi Ford is now located. She describes Needham in the first half of the …