The sweet sounds of a new piano to grace Glen Haven Manor
Glen Haven Manor is now the proud owner of a Baby Grand Piano.
The piano was recently donated to the long-term care facility by Andrea and Wade Taylor.
Residents and staff alike are excited and appreciative of the new addition to the facility. The piano has found the perfect spot in the Serenity Springs/Ocean Drive lounge on the second level which overlooks the front lawn of Glen Haven and is often a place for social gatherings.
The piano will be used regularly as part of Glen Haven’s music therapy program as well as incorporated into recreation-coordinated activities.
With an accomplished music background to her credit, music therapist Kelsey MacDonald was pleased with the new acquisition.
“We are so fortunate to be able to accept this generous donation. The quality, colour and authenticity of an acoustic piano has no comparison. The baby grand will be a great addition to the many instruments we provide for music therapy and music programming,” said MacDonald.
Glen Haven Manor CEO Lisa Smith said the home is very appreciative of the Taylors for sharing this gift with residents.
“Residents enjoy the keyboard we have here and all of the other kinds of musical instruments that are frequently presented, but there is something special about a baby grand. It will be used on a consistent basis but will also add to holiday occasions and celebrations. The sounds of the baby grand piano flowing through the hallways will offer a unique sparkle and energy. There is nothing quite like the sounds of hymns, classical music or Christmas carols on a baby grand. We are fortunate we have staff who have the talents to make the ivories of our baby grand sing as well as gifted, visiting musicians who often volunteer to perform.”
Resident Florence Reid enjoys the beautiful music being played by Glen Haven Manor’s Music Therapist Kelsey MacDonald on a baby grand piano that was recently donated to Glen Haven by Andrea and Wade Taylor.