All You Need Is Love… And Music Therapy
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Matthews 1600 | Doors 5 p.m. | Show 6:30 p.m.
This year’s music therapy event – All You Need Is Love was sold out to rave reviews. Join us next year in February for another fabulous evening with great dining and live music. All funds raised will benefit the Music Therapy program at Gilchrist.
Next year’s event will also feature a “cabaret-style” performance by Gilchrist music therapists along with some very special guests. After hearing our patient stories and beautifully arranged love songs, you will understand why this is such a memorable event, not to be missed.
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.