Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association Implements Music Program< < Back to
The Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice and Health Services provides special care for people getting near to death.
Caregivers focus on promoting comfort and peace of mind.
New to the hospice team are two staffers who will implement a music program.
Milena Miller is director of development for the Athens hospice.
Miller says these team members are musicians whose involvement is being paid for by a $50,000 grant.
The grant was received from a private family foundation in New York, the Epstein Teicher Philanthrophies.
"We're so honored to have recieved the money,"said Miller. "We've been wanting to have a formal music program for a lot of years."
The program is modeled after the Central California Hospice in San Luis Obispo, California.
"This is tied into the spirituality aspect of the hospice," said Miller."It's really something that's going to set us apart and provide an opportunity for us to really reach the hearts and souls of our clients."