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Fiddler’s music soothes at hospital

82-year-old shares songs with patients, families

January, 3rd

Senior Companion Phil Fadely shares his fiddle music at Community Medical Center.

Senior Companion Phil Fadely shares his fiddle music at Community Medical Center.

At Community Medical Center, melodic old-time fiddle tunes can often be heard in waiting rooms where friends and loved ones gather. Fiddler Phil Fadely plays for patients in their rooms, too. Wherever this 82-year-old Senior Companion volunteer and his fiddle go, smiles appear and memories are touched. University of Montana journalism student Stephanie Parker photographed and recorded Phil for a special multi-media presentation which captures the warmth and joy he brings to patients, their families and friends and hospital staff. To view the presentation, please click here.

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