On Monday, Misameach celebrated the grand opening of its stunning new music room with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles took a tour of the beautiful 3,700 square foot Family Center, including the game room, lounge, toy room and craft area, before presenting this latest amazing addition.
The new music room will give children and their siblings who face the daily stress of serious illness or disabilities a fun and therapeutic outlet for creative expression through music and song. They will be able to play and experiment with the professional quality musical instruments – such as drums, guitars, flutes, a keyboard and more – and record their own original compositions to take home with them in the soundproofed recording studio.
In addition, an exciting new OptiBeam Musical Interactive Lighting System will be coming to the Family Center soon. This revolutionary technology from the UK enables individuals who are wheelchair-bound with limited mobility to create music in a magical, fun and engaging way. Misameach is thrilled to bring this and other wheelchair adaptive games, arcades and features to the Center, giving children of all different needs and ability levels a way to be included in the fun.
The goal of the Misameach Family Center is to contribute to the healing process through fun, play, exploration and creativity, while also providing some much-needed respite for parents and caregivers.
The Center is open daily for more than 160 hours a month to accommodate and allow for convenient access according to each family’s and individual’s schedule, and is staffed by experienced and dedicated volunteers from the community.