Port Jefferson Rotary seeing used CD donations for Mather Music Therapy Program

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  08. April 2013

Port Jefferson, NY - April 8th, 2013 - The Rotary Club of Port Jefferson and John T. Mather Memorial Hospital are seeking donations of used CDs to help build a music library to aid the healing process of patients through music therapy.

On July 1, 2012, the Mather Hospital Transitional Care Unit implemented a music therapy program in an effort to relax patients and improve pain management.  The music is played directly after therapy, before the CPM (Continuous Passive Motion) machine is placed on the resident and any other time the patient feels they are in pain.  The focus is on the post-orthopedic population although many more residents have benefitted from the interventions as well.

Mather Hospital Director of Nursing for the TCU, Deborah Schafmayer states, “We are in the early stages of data collection, but are anticipating this to be a success based on resident reports alone.  Our goal is to be able to diminish a resident’s pain level, and enable them to go for a longer period of time between pharmacological interventions.”  

If you are looking to get rid of any old and unwanted CDs, please consider donating to this worthy cause.  Donations will be accepted beginning April 8th through May 13th with drop boxes at the following locations.

 John T. Mather Hospital
75 North Country Road
Port Jefferson, NY
Main lobby

Village Hall
121 West Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY
Main lobby

Earl L. Vandermeulen HS
350 Old Post Road
Port Jefferson, NY
Main Lobby

Edna Louise Spear ES
500 Scraggy Hill Road
Port Jefferson, NY
Main Lobby

People’s United Bank
4032 Nesconset Hwy
Setauket- East Setauket, NY
Main lobby

For More Information, Please Contact:
Sharon Brennan


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