To help patients with life-limiting illness keep their beloved pet by their side during their illness. Many times these patients do not have the means to care for their pets and they are tragically removed from their homes stripping the patient of the unconditional love and companionship our pets provide. Our program (in partnership with Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital) provides volunteers who will walk the pet, feed the pet, bathe the pet, and offer minor veterinary care and supplies when needed. We also help to place the pet in a new/loving home when the owner passes.
Music is an especially powerful communication tool when a person is nearing the end of life. It can reach those inner-places words so often cannot. Music can bring memories up to the surface, create good feelings in mind and body and ignite emotions that are otherwise hard to access.
The Threshold music program brings joy into the lives of our patients and seniors living in assisted living through music performed by local professional musicians and was started in response to the Covid-19 stay at home orders.
Our program also provides a small stipend to these incredible musicians (many of whom are out of work due to the pandemic) who then bring their talent and skill to our clients. Whether it’s playing outside a local board & care facility or standing at the window of a patient who is unable to leave their room, this program brings joy and a sense of normalcy safely into the lives of people we serve.
Gulia Gurevich, is a concert violinist and founder of a local music school (Piano 4 Everyone). She was the first musician to bring her incredible gift to Hospice of the Conejo’s patients.
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