Tidewell Hospice and GuitarSarasota, two local not-for-profits, have collaborated to create a virtual concert, “Heart Strings: Bringing You the Power of Music,” for the enjoyment of residents within the communities and care facilities Tidewell serves.
Music as Therapy
Music therapy is one of Tidewell’s wide array of complementary services for its patients and families, which also include therapies such as expressive arts and pet therapy. This collaborative effort is one of the many ways Tidewell is helping its patients, their loved ones and community members relax and relieve stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Tidewell is dedicated to brightening the lives of our patients, colleagues and entire community through life’s challenges, including COVID-19,” said Tidewell President and CEO Jonathan Fleece. “This collaboration with GuitarSarasota is an opportunity to restore essential human connection at a time when it’s difficult to establish.”
Heart Strings Virtual Concert
GuitarSarasota’s Heart Strings program delivers free musical performances to older adults residing in assisted-living facilities and memory care and cancer centers, as well as VA hospitals. The organization has focused on finding creative ways to continue performing and bring live entertainment to people during the pandemic.
To watch the virtual Heart Strings concert or access a full list of Tidewell’s COVID-19 resources, visit HERE. If you wish to help Tidewell continue providing services like these to the community, visit their website to donate today.
To learn more about GuitarSarasota and its Heart Strings program, visit their website HERE.
About Tidewell Hospice
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, Tidewell Hospice is an independent, not-for-profit health provider offering a home-centered, comprehensive system of end of life and palliative care for people living with advanced illness and their families. Annually, Tidewell provides care for nearly 10,000 patients throughout its four-county service area of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. Hospice houses and offices are located in Arcadia, Bradenton, Englewood, Lakewood Ranch, Palmetto, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, and Venice. As the region’s only not-for-profit hospice, Tidewell relies on donor contributions to provide a number of its acclaimed patient and community services. Tidewell is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) with deemed status, signifying excellent care, and meeting Medicare’s conditions of participation.
About Tidewell Foundation, Inc.
The Tidewell Foundation, Inc. is an independent 501 (c) (3) charitable foundation established to ensure perpetual philanthropic support to Tidewell Hospice and the healthcare companies within the Stratum Health System family. Charitable contributions to the Tidewell Foundation sustain and grow the critically important programs and services provided through the not-for-profit mission of Tidewell Hospice and its affiliates. Donor-funded programs offer compassion and comfort to those who need it most in our community by caring for all, regardless of their ability to pay. It starts with generosity and is paid forward with every patient connection, family served and life changed.
Discover how each donation strengthens our community; learn more by visiting Tidewell’s website.
GuitarSarasota is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting an appreciation of the classical guitar, supporting its study and bringing the beauty of this instrument and its repertoire to our community.
Photo from Tidewell Hospice Facebook Page