September 29, 2017

Unity Hospice of Chicagoland’s Community Musician a Recipient of AARP’s 50@50+ Illinois

CHICAGO – Joyce Renee Walker, community musician for Unity Hospice of Chicagoland, was honored by AARP Illinois and Crain’s Custom Media as a recipient of its 50@50+ Illinois Award.

According to AARP Illinois State President Rosanna Marquez, the 50@50+ Illinois Award honors Illinois residents 50+ years old who think outside the box and go the extra mile to help make life better for all. Recipients of the 50 @50+ Illinois Award are role models for current and future generations. They embrace growth, create new opportunities and are always present in their communities.

50@50+ Illinois honorees were selected for their work in the following five categories: Nonprofit, Arts & Culture, Business, Community Building and Disruption. Walker was recognized among the nine awardees of the Arts & Culture category.

The entire list of awardees in each category can be found on PR Newswire

Edgewater Resident and Local Pianist Joyce Renee Walker joined Unity Hospice as a community musician to provide music for inner-city seniors. In this role, she performs several times per month at Chicago-area nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Resident favorites include “New York, New York” and “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra.

To learn more about the benefits of music programs for seniors, please visit The Unity Difference.

About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a family owned and operated hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a life-limiting illness, those who care for them and the community. Unity Hospice offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients’ days comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.