Albert’s Story

It started with a phone call… and within the hour Albert was seeing Malachi House for the first time. In ten minutes, he decided he “might like to live here.” And in another week he was at home in an upstairs bedroom.

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Richard’s Story

“Where was I? That’s right, 1961.” Richard sang to me and told me about his life through folk music he had enjoyed over many decades. Sometimes, he would ask me to sing while he listened. He smiled and said “I love listening to you sing.”

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Bob’s Story

A veteran, an amateur musician, and a former computer technician, Bob had a love of organization and music. Bob was a true “giver,” so I wasn’t surprised when he volunteered to make an index of our entire CD collection in the basement!

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Georgella’s Story

Georgella loved to sing, so during our music therapy sessions, we decided to make a CD of her favorite songs. This way, she could sing with her favorite artists anytime she felt like it.

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James’ Story

Every Monday, two volunteers from St. Ignatius High School and I played music bingo with James. He looked forward to this weekly tradition and enjoyed beating the younger men at the game.

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Marie’s Story

Marie lived at Malachi House for several months. On the day of her arrival, Marie saw me with my guitar and called out to me. From then on, we spent much time together making and creating music.

When Marie felt her life on this earth was coming to a close

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Tom’s Story

Music had always been a part of Tom’s life since he was young. Being blind, Tom gained great joy from music. This was apparent from the day he moved in

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Catherine’s Story

Catherine’s stay with us was short. At 98, she had continued to live alone but she really needed more help than either she or her family realized. Hospice was called and Malachi House was suggested; Catherine agreed and moved in that week.

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Elizabeth’s Story

Music brings comfort and peace to those who are nearing the end of life. Elizabeth helped me realize that our residents bring the same feelings into our lives.

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Frank’s Story

Frank was one of those residents who touched our hearts the first day he arrived. Not because of a big smile or an enthusiastic greeting, but by whatever draws one person to another.

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