All You Need Is Love… And Music Therapy
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Virtual Event | 7 p.m.
Thank you to those who joined the virtual event! Together as a community we raised over $23,000 to support the Music Therapy program at Gilchrist. If you missed it, you can click the button below to view the event recording or make a donation in support of the Music Therapy program at Gilchrist.
How will the proceeds from this music therapy event help Gilchrist’s program?
Many people are not aware that music therapy does not receive direct reimbursement for services provided. The program relies solely on generous donations received through special grants and private gifts. As one family member shared, “I couldn’t imagine hospice without music therapy.” All the proceeds from these special events help continue funding the necessary work of our music therapy team in providing comfort, support and joy to our patients and families through music.
The work of music therapy is 100% funded through the generosity of our donors. Through the generosity of our donors and the support of Gilchrist, the Music Therapy program has grown over the years to three full-time board-certified music therapists and made a huge difference to our patients and families.
What is music therapy?
Individuals with life-limiting illnesses can often benefit from creative art therapies designed to ease discomfort, improve communication and provide an outlet for expression. Music therapy, combined with the medical attention and interventions of the hospice team, can help improve quality of life by relieving symptoms and addressing needs related to the end of life.