The Society of 1899 at Calvary Hosts Annual Brown Bag Lecture
The Society of 1899 at Calvary Hosts Annual Brown Bag Lecture


CAlvary hospital’s society of 1899 hosts annual

brown bag lecture

2010 Event spotlights Hospital’s Music Therapy Program

BRONX, NEW YORK, November 2010 – The Society of 1899 at Calvary Hospital hosted their annual Brown Bag lecture on Wednesday, November 3, at the Hospital’s main campus on Eastchester Road in the Bronx.  Each year, the lecture focuses on a health or financial topic of interest to senior citizens.  Today’s event, which spotlighted the Hospital’s unique Music Therapy program, attracted a record crowd of more than 50 people.

Andy Edmundson, LCAT, MM, MT-BC, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and Music Therapist-Board Certified, described what music therapy is and is not; demonstrated special instruments he uses; discussed how this therapy is integrated into patient care; and how a person can use therapy techniques for themselves or loved ones.

Calvary established The Society of 1899 to honor individuals who have made a bequest or deferred gift to the Hospital.  There are 130 members in The Society. 

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Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients.  A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century.  More than 5,500 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services.  To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to


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