The love of music is something many of us share and is something that typically stays with us forever.

At Heritage Woods of Manteno, we recently had a wonderful afternoon, sharing the “Gift of Music.”

The son of a previous resident arranged for a music therapist from Vitas Hospice to share her musical talent with our community. Mia sang beautifully and brought an assortment of instruments for residents to play while she played an acoustical guitar. It was an amazing experience!

Residents loved shaking the tambourines, beating on the drums and singing songs that brought back so many great memories.

The son who arranged the “Gift of Music” was there and seemed very pleased with how it turned out. You could see a bit of sadness to him because his mom is no longer with us to enjoy the music. He was happy, however, to see how much everyone else enjoyed the afternoon.