The Gift of Music Therapy at Aultman

The power of music made possible through the generosity of others

Music lovers understand the powerful, positive effect music can have on the human condition. While music therapy is beneficial and evidence-based, it is not a required healthcare service, nor is it reimbursed. But, thanks to the generosity of others, music therapy is now a complementary therapy available to Aultman hospice patients and families. It is truly a unique offering. 

As soon as the opportunity to help comfort others with music was shared with Faye Heston, she did not hesitate in becoming the first founding member of the program. "Music is therapy to the soul. It is healing, comforting, inspiring and sustaining." Faye grew up surrounded by music and she recalls how therapeutic it was for her mother during the loss of her father. "That was the only kind of grief counseling in those days."

Because of music lovers in our community, like Faye, Aultman is blessed to provide this incredible service and support to patients in home hospice and at our Women's Board of Aultman Hospital Compassionate Care Center. When asked about the difference she is making, Faye humbly shared "music is both powerful and healing and I am so glad it is helping patients and their loved ones in time of need, just as it helped my family."

A heartfelt thanks to all our Music Therapy Program founding donors for their investment and kind support of our patients and families. We invite you to join these special contributors responsible for impacting the lives of so many with the gift of music. Lisa Zellers, at The Aultman Foundation, welcomes your call at 330-363-4330 to learn more.