Last year, ASF served over 200 of our Atlanta nursing-home Veterans in 25 sessions. These therapeutic, music workshops help ease pain and isolation with the healing power of music. A Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) along with a professional musician, working as a volunteer, lead each on-site session. The 60-minute sessions include live music (guitar and bass) as well as percussion instruments that Veterans play during the songs. Mr. H., a Vietnam Veteran pictured below, is our vocal solo on Sittin’ on the Dock of a Bay and House of the Rising Sun.
We also launched our “VR at the VA program” which brings worship music to Our Veterans by placing them on the alter with a 30-person live choir. Since some cannot get to church anymore, we bring the church to them.
Finally, we are excited to introduce the Alchemy Sky Team. Our board members and advisors bring passion, experience and skill that can take Alchemy Sky to a new place of healing for our Veterans and other groups in our community.