The program was developed with certified music therapists to support wellness through music and provide new tools to help find inner calm, boost motivation and feel better about life.
Catholic Health and Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (LIMEHOF) announced the launch of Health and Harmony, a multifaceted program designed to engage, educate and inspire New Yorkers on the positive effects of music on their health. The new program was introduced at the Catholic Health Amphitheater at Bald Hill during the Pat Benatar/Taylor Dayne concert held on July 23.
The Health and Harmony program was developed with Catholic Health certified music therapists to support wellness through music and provide new tools to help find inner calm, boost motivation and feel better about life.
“At Catholic Health, we believe in the science that clearly shows music is good for you,” said Catholic Health President & CEO Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA. “We are thrilled to have teamed up with The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame to create this comprehensive program and show people the many ways in which music can support their well-being.”
To begin, the Health and Harmony website allows visitors to take a self-assessment, which connects them to a playlist based on how they are feeling. Currently, more than a dozen music playlists have been created featuring LIMEHOF Long Island inductees to help with a wide range of health issues. The Health and Harmony website also offers resources including self-care tips, news, research and events.
“Music is a universal experience and though it is shared, it is also a very personal art form which makes it a valuable self-care tool and part of your overall wellness journey,” said LIMEHOF President Ernie Canadeo. “We’re proud to partner with Catholic Health on this unique program and look forward to helping it evolve.”
For more information on the program and partnership, visit the Health and Harmony website.
About Catholic Health
Catholic Health is an integrated system encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. The health system has nearly 16,000 employees, six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, a home health service, hospice and a network of physician practices. Under the sponsorship of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Catholic Health serves hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders each year, providing care that extends from the beginning of life to helping people live their final years in comfort, grace and dignity.
Founded in 2004, the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall Of Fame (LIMEHOF) is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to the idea that Long Island’s musical and entertainment heritage is an important resource to be celebrated and preserved for future generations. The organization, which encompasses New York State’s Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings (Brooklyn) Counties, was created as a place of community that inspires and explores Long Island music and entertainment in all its forms. In 2022, LIMEHOF opened its first Hall of Fame building location in Stony Brook Village. To date, the organization has inducted more than 120 musicians and music industry executives, and also offers education programs and scholarships, and awards to Long Island students and educators.