Concord Hospital Awarded Grant by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Concord Hospital Therapeutic Arts and Holistic Services has been awarded a $5,000 Arts in Health Grant by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Grant funds will be used to provide live therapeutic music by Certified Music Practitioners to Hospital patients.
This prestigious grant award is made possible by appropriations from the Governor and State Legislature and a National Endowment for the Arts grant to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.
Music has the ability to heal suffering and build a mind/body connection. A universal language that bridges communication and social gaps, live therapeutic music helps to preserve dignity and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Grant funds were awarded based on Concord Hospital's experience helping patients suffering delirium return to attention and awareness with appropriately improvised live music. This music is provided by Certified Music Practitioners who are trained to work in a clinical setting.
This is the sixteenth Arts in Health Grant awarded to Concord Hospital by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the sixth specifically for live therapeutic music.
As the only hospital in the region with such a program, Therapeutic Arts and Holistic Services lead a collaborative team offering people opportunities to engage in expressive, creative and diversionary activities to support healing and wellness. This helps patients, families and friends feel calm, connected, hopeful and at ease in the Hospital.