Musical, artistic donation enhances therapeutic recreation at Rosecrance Lakeview

The sweet sounds of catchy tunes will soon fill the air at Rosecrance Lakeview thanks to a generous donation from the Jeffrey Michael Dehlin Memorial Foundation. The Foundation, a longtime supporter of Rosecrance’s therapeutic recreation programs, recently provided musical instruments, instruction books, and art supplies for clients and staff.

“The Dehlin family truly understands the impact that the arts can have as a positive coping skill for the recovery journey,” said Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator Abby Nelson. “We are grateful for this addition to Rosecrance Lakeview, and we are excited for the enjoyment we know this donation will bring to our clients and team.”

Clients now have a guitar, keyboard, cello, trumpet, violin, tambourine, bongo, rain stick, plus a variety of art supplies with which they can express themselves.

In the past, the Foundation gave musical instruments to the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus and Rosecrance Harrison Campus in Rockford to encourage use of the arts in recovery and therapeutic recreation.

“Staff and clients enjoy making music and art together, and it puts a smile on your face when you hear music in the building,” said Rosecrance Lakeview Director of Access Paul Gilmet. “Music and art are creative outlets that our clients can enjoy independently or use as opportunities to enhance fellowship.”