Parkwood Hospital rocks

Sep. 13, 2012

The hills surrounding Parkwood Hospital are coming alive with the sound of music at an afternoon rock concert tomorrow.

Thanks to the band RBC/DC, patients at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Hospital will be rocking to the tunes of AC/DC, Van Halen and The Rolling Stones during this outdoor concert dubbed “Rock the Parkwood.”

“Many of our patients are unable to attend concerts like Rock the Park because of their complex medical needs,” says therapeutic recreation specialist Judy Beitz. Music therapist Jill Kennedy-Tufts adds, “We’re thrilled RBC/DC is donating their time and talent to bring this concert to our young, and young at heart patients.”

While some may think of Parkwood as providing care only for older adults, there are many younger patients in programs such as brain and spinal cord injury, complex care, stroke and amputee who thoroughly enjoy rock music.

“The band is a fun way to give something back to the community,” says RBC/DC’s lead guitarist Adam Bain. “It is very rewarding for us to bring our music to people who enjoy it so much.”

RBC/DC band members are Adam Bain and Bruce Fairles from RBC Dominion Securities, David Kirwin from the law firm Szeymenyei, Kirwin, MacKenzie, Ed Kaszuba and Johnny Traut.

When: Friday, September 14 at 2 pm
Where: Parkwood Hospital
801 Commissioners Road East (get directions)
 – outdoors at the back of the Hospital (weather permitting)
– rain location: auditorium

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For more information:
Anne Kay, Communication Consultant
519 646-6100 ext. 42470, Page: 519 649-9238
anne.kay@sjhc.london.on.ca

About St. Joseph’s
Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph’s is one of the best academic health care organizations in Canada dedicated to helping people live to their fullest by minimizing the effects of injury, disease and disability through excellence in care, teaching and research. Through partnership with Lawson Health Research Institute and our collaborative engagement with other health care and academic partners, St. Joseph’s has become an international leader in the areas of: chronic disease management; medical imaging; specialized mental health care; rehabilitation and specialized geriatrics; and surgery. St. Joseph’s operates through a wide range of hospital, clinic and long-term and community based settings, including: St. Joseph’s Hospital; Parkwood Hospital; Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care; Regional Mental Health Care London and St. Thomas. www.sjhc.london.on.ca

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