Introducing the Brooks Arts In Recovery Program

Patient Experience

by John Weidner | Oct 23, 2015

Brooks is proud to announce a new series of programs that are designed to have a personal impact on patients: the Brooks Arts In Recovery Program.

Arts In Recovery provides music and arts based therapy programs for individuals across the System of Care. Brooks is inviting you to a very special unveiling ceremony on Thursday, October 29th featuring a performance from local music legend Charlotte Mabrey.

This special event will feature introductions to the new programs from members of the Brooks staff along with demonstrations and audience participation. The festivities will start at 5:30 p.m. and will include light refreshments.

The Arts In Recovery Unveiling is free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Catherine Espino at 904-345-7073 or Catherine.Espino@BrooksRehab.org.

Here’s a quick sneak peek at some of the Arts In Recovery programs we will be introducing:

Body & Soul – The Art of Healing

Body & Soul – The Art of Healing is an award winning non-profit organization designed to blend the numerous resources of Jacksonville’s Arts Community into an extensive offering for healthcare institutions.

Brooks Rehabilitation’s partnership provides the opportunity for musicians to play for our patients on a one on one basis every Monday throughout the month, and group sessions periodically at our Hospital and Bartram campuses.

Hope at Hand

Hope at Hand, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching children and adults to process and document love, life and loss through the use of creative expression, journaling, reading and writing poetry. Participants are also engaged in art therapy techniques that include painting, sewing and collage.

Brooks Rehabilitation offers these sessions of “Creative Expression” to both children and adults.

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Each year, we bring the beautifully crafted works of Beethoven and Mozart right to our patients! Ensembles from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra perform concerts for our patients, caregivers, and staff’s listening pleasure.

Brooks Rehabilitation also receives Heartstring Ticket Vouchers for use at Friday morning Coffee Concerts to enable patients and their caregivers daytime opportunities for cultural enrichment.

Music & Memory

Brooks Rehabilitation is now Music & Memory certified! The Music & Memory Certificationis grounded in extensive neuroscience research about how our brains respond to music, tested and proven in hundreds of long-term care facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Through the use of personalized playlists delivered through Ipods and other digital devices, it is our goal to foster an environment that will deliver a higher quality of life to our Bartram residents.

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